Today I got lost. Yes, I got physically lost but I also got "spiritually" lost. After class this morning I decided to go to train station because I had some "business" I had to attend too . Aka I needed to clarify my ticket because I'm still learning how to function here (hehe). But back to my getting lost. I left uni and started my bike ride over to the station. Now I had never taking this route before but the station isn't far from my apartment so I decided I would just wing it and eventually figured out. It didn't exactly go as planed because as you may have guessed I got a little lost. Now in my defense I was actually heading in the totally correct direction, so go me for not being far off. But I still considered my self being lost because I'm sure I could have gotten there much fast. Andd as I mentioned earlier I also got a little "spiritually" lost.
Now this may sound a little foo-doo-hoo-doo but it's actually incredibly nice to get lost and just let the mind wander. Whenever I'm on my walks or bike rides I try to just let my mind be free to kind of activity meditate. With so much constantly running through our minds with the busy busy lives that we live. Letting my mind be free is actually really difficult. I'm the kind of person who always has what feels like a million things running through my head 24/7. When I lay down on my pillow at night I sometimes can't relax because things are just constantly flowing in. So these little freedom walks or rides are great practice and they actually work. They work and are incredibly good for the whole body. Mind, body and soul.
There's not really more to this post besides just telling this little story about letting go. Letting go of everything in your life, all the busy, all the stress, everything. Just letting it go and breathing. Concentrate on nothing else but slow, deep breathes and maybe a happy thought or feeling. It does a lot for me and staying zen, so if you get that feeling that everything is getting to be too much, then take this advice and actively meditate. You get your body moving and gives your mind a chance to breathe and slow down.