I found myself getting agitated and impatient—until a very long tractor trailor truck made a sudden left hand turn in front of me that almost put me at a dead stop! All of a sudden I realized that the universe was trying to remind me of a very strong message I received last year:
To SLOW DOWN!
This message first came to me as I was listening to England’s Next Top Coach, Christian Pankhurst, in his workshop on how to open your heart. (www.christainpankhurst.com, www.embracingchange.org) Christian is a young, amazing, “old soul” who has a gift of teaching people how to be authentic and heart centered. To slow down was one of the many aha’s I received through his lessons —to be more mindful of each moment.
So I started intentionally doing so, as often as I could remember to, and found that as I applied this to my driving, I was no longer getting frustrated by other drivers. I even found myself waving at them on long trips as they sped past me.
Funny- all these years I wanted others to change the way they drove and all along I just needed to change the way I did.
And to add to my amazement, by staying at the speed limit, I actually find that I get to my destinations in less time then I used to !