In GR there is no force being applied to the object, the object is being potential influenced in the curved space-time geometry. The curves are supplying potential energy (not force) or influencing the objects motion into orbit by the curved space-time environment. Just a layman trying to understand this... did I get GR gravity correct? A major problem I've got understanding what I said. lets compare curve space-time to a ball on a hill, the ball rolls down the hill if theres no obstruction... the hills geometry released the potential energy of the ball gradually depending on the hills slope angle, right? But, if there was no gravitational force the ball would not roll down the hill! GR curves in space-time cant supply any energy/motion to anything without there still being a gravitational force. Experiment: Lets go to a region of space where there is no gravity, we place a wooden plank there at the angle of the slope of the hill, we put the ball on the plank, what do you think will happen? I think nothing will happen! the ball wont roll down the plank, because there is no gravity to force it down the plank... The GR space-time curved geometry wont work without there still being a gravitational force to force the objects down the space-time curves. Without there being a gravitational force the object would just sit on the curve and not move. I just dont understand GR gravity, probably because of something Im misunderstanding... where am I going wrong?