Getting on a bike brings out our inner child. It was our first taste of freedom (even if a worried adult was watching). It allowed us to escape our bubbles and see that the world was actually larger than we thought.
It really can be as simple as hopping on a two-wheeled vehicle to reclaim a carefree attitude. Retrieve that dusty bicycle from the garage on a gorgeous afternoon and ride.
Any sort of transportation tends to have us thinking more of the destination than the journey. For this bike ride, be so wholly in the journey that the destination doesn’t matter.
Feel the wind in your hair.
Notice how your feet pedal.
Relax your shoulders and be in your body.
As you get distracted or forward thinking, remind yourself how blessed you are to have a bike and to correspond with the world around you.
Notice how the scenery around you constantly changes. It’s a great model for the transient nature of everything: our thoughts, our opinions, our goals.
Let everything pass. Just keep riding.
Use the bike as a physical representation of a centered life and a connected life.
Every time you see it, even if you don’t have time to ride it, take a deep breath.