A Girl and Her Bicycle

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?