Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Not to Rubberneck

A few months ago on my way to Santa Fe, I got stuck in a gigantic traffic jam. There was an accident at a major intersection and although a few lanes were impassable, the traffic was clearly due to rubbernecking.

When I got up to the intersection where the two cars had collided, I chose not to turn and look but to just keep my eyes on the road ahead. It was hard! There was glass strewn all over the road, many service vehicles with flashing red lights and it seemed as though every other driver was giving into the temptation to gawk.

It has been proven time and again how attracted the human mind is to negativity. Rubbernecking is a perfect example of how potentially destruction our drive towards negativity can be.

That morning, when I managed to stave off the urge to rubberneck, I felt powerful. Just like I feel powerful every time I convince myself not to obsess on hard or sad things that have happened. This is not an easy practice, but if I can do it, so can you.

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