We spend most of our lives either doing something or wanting something. We all know the feeling of wanting more money or more leisure time or more love or peace or safety or comfort or whatever it is. Some of us get sucked in to that and struggle to pull out. Most of us believe that the best thing to do isn’t to sit around and wallow in it but to get out there and create our destiny. The self-help gurus tell us that we have the power to do something about our situation. That is true. And doing is better than wanting. But there is are better options. Options that vanquish the feelings of lack and the dysfunctional behavior and negative emotions that inevitably arise from being in lack and doing. And these other options will change our life. One of these options is called Having and alongside this state of being is an inevitable sense of Gratitude. This is something we can practice anytime but driving is an excellent period to do that. There are over 7 billion people on the planet yet fewer than 10% own a car. And only around 2 billion of us have smartphones. So if you are driving and have a smartphone to listen to this on, you are part of the global elite few, the topmost, wealthiest echelons of humanity. And not only your car but the health care and safety and time that allow you to live the kind of life that even kings of old couldn’t dream of. So take a moment and pause to notice this and appreciate just how lucky you are.
Obviously, if you are driving the most important thing is your safety so please give your primary attention to the road and the cars around you.