Mindfulness invites us to watch dispassionately how the mind gets caught in the gap between how things are and how we want them to be. That is all. Just watch. Let go of everything.
It was only when I reconnected with my regular mindfulness practice, something that had fallen by the wayside along with my commute, that I was able to see through the self-induced storm and stay focused on the goal ahead.
Before you set off on your swim stop on the edge of the water, close your eyes and take a moment to breath.
The awareness we develop on the bike can help us to detach ourselves from desire, regain perspective, escape entrenched thought patterns and view ourselves and the world more objectively. It’s raining. It’s cold. This hill is steep. The bike is working normally. No value judgements, no good or bad, right or wrong. The moment is sufficient unto itself.