How To Drive Among Angry People

angry driver    I was taking my son home from some minor surgery just last week. Driving down the road, I noticed a car honking furiously at me as I passed. At the next stop light, I opened my window to talk with the other driver, thinking my trunk must be open or I had a flat tire.

Much to my surprise, the other driver began to angrily berate me about speeding in a school zone. I had been oblivious and was embarrassed – my first reaction was to apologize to the other driver, admit my lack of awareness, and thank him for calling my attention to it.

But I never got the opportunity.

I Was An “Ass” Before I Ever Got the Opportunity to Be Anything Else

The other driver never gave me a chance to respond. Instead, for no reason I could discern, his anger only grew and he was soon cursing me out. As I drove away, he was calling me every name in the book as my son and I sat there stunned. We were never given the chance to make any kind of response.

Talking about it with my wife later, we remarked that this driver was probably telling stories later about the “a-hole” driver he got in a confrontation with.

And we also agreed that this gentleman’s stories were true.

For him. In his individual universe that he is creating.

That Man, Like You and Me, Chose The Stories He Told – He Just Made Painful Choices

But his stories didn’t have to be angry and painful.

To the contrary, if that man had maintained his calm, he would’ve had a far different experience – a pleasant experience, in fact. That man would be telling stories about the nice driver who thanked him for reminding him to drive safely.

And, of course, those stories would be true also.

For him. In his individual universe that he is creating.

Because we really do create our own universes, through our expectations and our states of being. That other driver was looking for a war and he found one. Even though he was the only soldier fighting!

Like Professional Hide-and-Seek Players, We Always Find What We’re Looking For

And just like that driver, we will also always find what we are looking for.

What are you looking for today?

  • A war?
  • A confrontation?
  • Disappointment?

Or are you looking for

  • Hope?
  • Friendship?
  • Freedom?

Whatever your state of being is today, I am confident that you are well equipped with the most powerful and effective energy for creating positive, enriching, and uplifting experiences: your aligned beliefs.

I Don’t Wish That Driver Any More Pain – Yet I’ll Certainly Learn from His Example

My wish for that other driver is that he will become better acquainted with the gap between his beliefs and his desires. No one with aligned beliefs will ever find it necessary to cause themselves that much suffering.

In the meantime, you can learn from that driver’s example.

Don’t cause yourself suffering today; use your stories to create aligned beliefs and expect the best out of life.

And stay tuned to this website for more tips and techniques about how to use new paradigms from quantum physics to align your life with your desires…

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    • Glen! What a cool thing to see you here.

      Thanks for letting me know I’ve been of value to you today. It’s an honor, my friend.

  1. I have found driving to hold a lot of lessons. Case in point: Today I had to remain patient, be kind and let other drivers go ahead of me, slow down and enjoy the present moment, and remember that usually it’s best to let the angry people be angry!

    Great post.

    • Thanks Amy. How right you are in pointing out that we are experiencing not only exactly what we “need” to experience, but also experiencing the exact reflection of who we are.

      Thus, we “need” to experience these things so our feelings can communicate to us whether or not our reflections are pleasing us. And that communication can then signal to us that we might want to change who we are (by changing our beliefs) so our reflection will change to a more pleasing one. So, in the end, it all unfolds just as we need it to.

      Awesome insight. Thank you for sharing that and adding to the value of this post.

  2. That’s terrible Greg but if it makes you feel any better we have angry drivers just like that here in Canada!! (you know us polite Canadians eh?)

    I try to be as patient as I can with all my fellow drivers.

    Have a great day
    looking forward to more great posts!!


    • Thanks Pamela. How wonderful to get a note from you and be told I’ve been of value to you. There is not greater gift than to be given on opportunity to be of value.

      That driver was a wonderful teacher for me on that day. For that, he has my gratitude.

      Thank you for contributing here again.

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