The Zen Motorcycle Habits Playlist

“The Ten Zen Principles of Good Motorcycle Riding Habits”

I’ve come up with a little song playlist, dedicating a song to each of the Ten Zen principles for some inspiration.

  1. Respond to situations, instead of reacting

"Responsible" by Barry White

Barry White: Responsible

2. Look in the direction you want to go, not where you don’t want to go

“Look Up Child” by Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle: Look Up Child

3. Practice mindfulness, focusing on what you’re doing, when you’re doing it, and in the correct order

“Indra” by Theivery Corporation

Theivery Corporation: Indra

4. Understand and respect your own limitations, and set your own pace

“Slow Burn” by Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves: Slow Burn

5. Be prepared and think and plan ahead

“Prepared” by Jill Scott

Jill Scott: Prepared

6. If you fall, get back up

“Iconic” by Madonna with Chance the Rapper

Madonna

7. If you break something, fix it

“Fix It” by Teena Marie

“Fix It” by Teena Marie

8. If you don’t know something, learn

“Still Learning” By Halsey

9. Practice good habits often and commit yourself to the process

“You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me” by Maureen McGovern

10. Enjoy the Ride

“Bike Ride” by Nora Jane Struthers

“Bike Ride” by Nora Jane Struthers

It isn’t just about the temporary rush of a good ride on a motorcycle that can be life-changing. When you start applying the habits you practice on a motorcycle to other areas of your life, that is when you will start noticing real change, and inner peace.”

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