Our car died, and we decided to try living without one. It’s been interesting. Lots of things are harder, but not so hard we can’t manage, generally. Being sick is harder, for sure.
But one thing I notice is that I get to experience the world more directly from a bike. In a car, you’re insulated from the world, and from what you’re doing. You can let your mind wander, forget that you’re driving.
But on a bike, you’re sort of automatically mindful. You’re right there where the road or path is. You feel the rain on your face. You see the small things. It’s a great way to be here, now.