Driving in snow is a new thing for me. But, driving in snow down a mountain when visibility equates to a thick white curtain of nothing is terrifying :)!!! When I get nervous behind the wheel, I shut off the music or book I'm listening to, place both hands on the wheel, breathe deeply and slow down, waaaay down (thankfully no one else was around to curse or roll their eyes at my snail's pace).
That's when the silence took over. Soon white sheets of snow flurries danced and spun in circles in front of my car, like someone just shook us in a snow globe. It's eerie to watch nature mind its own business while we worry away our lives. But when we are forced to be silent and focus on just one thing, everything slows down. And steadily within 15 minutes, I was completely clear, in my head and outside my car.
It really is that simple isn't it. When you can't see in front of you, when your wondering if the next gust is going to pick you up and send you over the edge, when panic wants to set in with maniacal messages prepared for your head and body-- just. slow. down.
Silence + acute focus + slowing down = peace, clearer thinking, and patience.
Not that I plan on regularly driving in white out conditions to remind me of these things, hehe...
Speaking of peace and calm, have you heard of Lotus Wei? I learned about these flower essences from this wonderful lady, and my order was waiting for me after I arrived home yesterday from the snow globe. So far I have used Inspired Action, Quiet Mind, and Inner Peace and I have to tell you I love them, even for just the scents alone. They even have journals you can download off their site so you can record if and how your mood changes using these essences and their combinations. If only I had them with me this past weekend, I would have made each of us bathe in them :)!
Cheers to you and Thursday