I was stuck in traffic the other day. On my way to teach a yoga class (or course), the highway turned into a parking lot and my mind turned first to panic, I’m going to be late. I’ll have to call the studio…could anyone there sub for me? – then to anger: what the $%#& is going on up there? Why can’t people drive, anyway?
And then I realized what a jerk I was being, acting as if the whole situation was just one big inconvenience to me. I looked around and realized that I was surrounded by probably hundreds of people, and that everyone else around me was equally important, equally inconvenienced – and that all of us were actually lucky compared to the people involved in the wreck up ahead. I had a moment of sanity: this situation is not all about me. It’s not about me at all. I realized that the world doesn’t revolve around me and my convenience. Thank goodness.
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