Here I am in traffic, on my way to an appointment, and the car in front of me is driving slowly.
In this moment can I remember that:
– I am one person among billions, dwelling on a small planet that is hurling through an immense expanse of space?
– I will cease to exist someday, and I have no idea how many more moments I have before this happens?
– The precise moment of arrival at my destination is neither fixed nor critical?
– The people or activities that await me are unlikely to disappear due to which moment I arrive?
– The person in front of me has passions, dreams, fears and needs that I probably will never know yet probably are remarkably similar to my own?
To remember these perspectives allows my mind to let go of the distraction of the slow car and instead appreciate other details of this moment, such as the quality of the rain or the feeling of cold or heat or that the shade of blue on that slow car exactly matches my mother’s favorite color.
We have the power to choose how we experience each of our moments.