This video is from an engineer named Destin who has the website SmarterEveryDay.com. It is a very clear example of how difficult it is for the brain to re-learn a slightly different programming about riding a bicycle!
It is such a great example of how our mind works. We literally program our mind with our behaviors, emotional reactions, responses to life (or it gets programmed by our environment), and it simply plays back our program very obediently. And it’s quite a process to change the program!
To make the point, here is a poem written by Margaret E. White:
I AM VERY ACCOMMODATING
I ask no questions.
I accept whatever you give me.
I do whatever I am told to do.
I do not presume to change anything you think, say or do; I file it all away in perfect order, quickly and efficiently, and then I return it to you exactly as you gave it to me.
Sometimes you call me your memory.
I am the reservoir into which you toss anything your heart and mind chooses to deposit there.
I work night and day; I never rest, and nothing can impede my activity.
The thoughts you send to me are categorized and filed, and my filing system never fails.
I am truly your servant who does your bidding without hesitation or criticism.
I cooperate when you tell me that you are “this” or “that” and I play it back as you give it. I am most agreeable.
Since I do not think, argue, judge, analyze, question, or make decisions, I accept impressions easily.
I am going to ask you to sort out what you send me, however; my files are getting a little cluttered and confused. I mean, please discard those things that you do not want returned to you.
What is my name? Oh, I thought you knew!
I am your subconscious mind.
— Margaret E. White