Ideas are training wheels.. eventually you have to let them go

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

I still remember the first time I rode a bike 🚴‍♂️

I was at Carrs Park down by Blakehurst in Sydney.

It was my 3rd birthday, the BMX bike was yellow and there was a clown with red hair and a colourful handkerchief that never seemed to end. He just kept pulling it out of his pocket as if it went on forever…

Definitely not Carrs Park.

Dad handed me the bike.

There were no training wheels (even at 3 years old, I liked to live on the edge 🤣).

I grabbed the handlebars, hopped on and rode.

Thankfully, I don’t remember crashing… at least not that time… even though I didn’t have training wheels.

I guess it came naturally to me 🤷‍♂️

Unfortunately, it’s not always a good idea to skip the part with training wheels.

For example, take driving a car.

The “training wheels” in this case are the driving lessons you get with Mum, Dad or the local trainer.

Imagine what would happen if people skipped that part?

Chaos, pain and very likely death for both the driver and whoever he or she pancaked.

That’s why we get lessons before we drive.

It’s the equivalent of training wheels on the bike.


The goal isn’t to always use training wheels or always have your Mum or Dad in the car.

The goal is to get to a point where you no longer need the “training wheels”.

Learning to work directly with your nervous system and fight-or-flight response works like this too 🤔

First, we start with the training wheels, which are the various words and techniques inside Rageheart.


Feel the ground.

Notice your breath.

Tune into safety.

Move your head slowly.

Fight or flight.

The nervous system.

Sympathetic and parasympathetic.

Vagus nerve.

Ventral vagal.

Dorsal vagal.


Social engagement system.

And so on…

But the goal is to get to a point of mastery with it so you don’t need the words and ideas anymore… you’re simply in the flow 😍

This is the difference between conscious competence and unconscious competence and that’s where Rageheart shines.

We start with the ideas and techniques I just mentioned… but eventually, you gotta let all that go and simply be.

No stories. No ideas. No narratives.

Simply being, feeling, sensing… without thought.

That’s what liberates.

That’s what heals.

That’s what unleashes the beast inside you.

If that sounds interesting to you, sign up for a FREE trial today:


Already a member and feeling the impulse to get out of your head and into your body? Hit the “Sign In” link on that page and say goodbye to your ideas…


John Wood

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