So that car in front of you is going 40 miles per hour when the max is 45 miles per hour but truly he can be driving at 55 miles per hour. You are losing your patience and can’t seem to switch lanes. You feel your blood pumping and find yourself telling the car in front of you to… “HURRY UP ASSHOLE!”.
You are perfectly driving when a car decides to cut you off and slam on his brakes causing you to brake and go slower. “WHAT THE HELL?!” “WHY WOULD YOU EVEN DO THAT?” Now your whole day is ruined.
The drive back home is going so smoothly, then a car in front of you decided to suddenly turn into the plaza and DID NOT PUT THEIR SIGNAL ON! “NEXT TIME USE YOUR SIGNAL, JERK!”. (I am polite but we all have used some meaner names.)
Funny, drivers get so anxious, stressed and worried when a driver does something “wrong”.
Have you ever thought, that part of us are actually waiting for a driver to cut us off, brake suddenly or go very slow for us to consciously yelled at them. Think about it, we yell, we honk, we fight, but is it really just us wanting to let out a little anger because honestly does the other driver even care what you are saying OR does that driver even hear you?!
We let out all this anger but where is it truly coming from? (I am assuming here but it could be from stress at work, home life, relationships, school, or even the fact that it’s your fault you are running late to a meeting but you are choosing to take it out on another driver.)
So if we really confronted what was going on in our lives, couldnt’t we just go on with our drive and stay calm and believe what ever happens is for a reason.
Sure, I may get a little tense here and there, I may get frustrated with some drivers, it’s the human side of me.
Let me tell you how I deal with Road Rage.
If someone cuts me off or slams on their brake, I yell at them but it may go a little differently than what you may be used to. These are some of the things I yell to the other drivers on the road…
- “AHHHH, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH”
- “I AM SENDING YOU LIGHT AND LOVE”
- “OKAY CUT ME OFF BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T DO IT TO SOMEONE ELSE, KEEP THEM SAFE.”
- “I HOPE THAT YOU STAY SAFE ON THE REST OF YOUR DRIVE.”
- “UGH, I HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE DAY!”
- “I KNOW YOU WANTED MY ATTENTION, YOU GOT IT. I LOVE YOU TOO.”
Then I choose to let it go and smile. (I even become aware of my surroundings and feel like I have been woken up). As I am yelling, I am still spreading love while letting out of whatever anger I have.
It’s okay to yell and it’s okay to feel anger (it’s natural) , but why do we have to yell out words of hate, why do we have to say profanities, or wish them ill. If you are saying these things, that negativity, those vibrations are only going to return and show up in not so great ways. For instance:
- car accidents
- flat tires
- red lights
- car shutting down.
You get the drift…. (haha, I just same myself laugh right there.)
I have been driving with many of my friends and lately they seem very intrigued on how I handle my road rage. They smile, laugh, and don’t know how I actually do it.
If I am practicing love and gratitude, then I am going to practice in every area of my life. I want to be safe while I am driving and I want the same for everyone else as well.
When I see a car that is speeding or driving a bit out of control, I send them some love and pray that they do not cause any harm on to themselves and on to others.
Join me in spreading positive vibrations while driving!
I thought that I would share this part of my life since only a handful of people get to actually experience this with me. I hope you enjoyed this blog!
I added a video so you kind of have an idea of what happens when I am on the road! 🙂
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. (YES, I am yelling!)