I rode my new bike today. Just for a little bit, just out around the neighborhood, a delectable half hour to myself out of a busy weekend and busier week.
My mind wouldn’t stop chattering at first, spinning its wheels faster than I was spinning the bicycle’s tires. Then I started to notice that all through the surface noise, one phrase kept running through my mind like a mantra.
“This just feels so good.”
As I became more aware of it, the phrase became more intense, my other, errant thoughts quieting to a distant mumble. Yet I wasn’t so much concentrating on those words as just being, being part of the road and the wheels and the spring.
It was exactly the right time to return to this once-loved pastime.
What have you returned to recently that you let go for too long? What mantras are you feeling or experiencing?