Endigar 444 ~ Impatient? Try Levitating

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

We reacted more strongly to frustrations than normal people.  (As Bill Sees It, page 111)

Impatience with other people is one of my principal failings. Following a slow car in a no-passing lane, or waiting in a restaurant for the check, drives me to distraction. Before I give God a chance to slow me down, I explode, and that’s what I call being quicker than God. That repeated experience gave me an idea. I thought if I could look down on these events from God’s point of view, I might better control my feelings and behavior. I tried it and when I encountered the next slow driver, I levitated and looked down on the other car and upon myself. I saw an elderly couple driving along, happily chatting about their grandchildren. They were followed by me — bug-eyed and red of face — who had no time schedule to meet anyway. I looked so silly that I dropped back into reality and slowed down. Seeing things from God’s angle of vision can be very relaxing.



In the rooms, the impatient and angry response to traffic is a common theme.  It could probably be another story of alcoholic insanity in the Big Book, like the jay-walker.  The speed of driving and the risk of collision rob us of the ability to pause and think.  My exaggerated instincts pump up the fear which is quickly transformed into anger.  The insanity is that I trust my road rage instincts to rocket me into the forced dimension of power.  Unless I am retrained to respond differently, I will faced life like a cornered animal.

The contributor changed his perspective by seeing himself levitate to gain God’s view of  his rushed surroundings.  I have used a personal mantra, “This is not a race; we are all in this together,” to find serenity at seventy mile per hour.   These things work in the intense environment of negotiating the traffic of metal encased egos, because I have spent time alone with Gomu (God of my understanding) and rehearsed the troubled areas of my life.  I am learning to take advantage of the gift of quiet solitude to develop a more useful perspective on the living of my life in a civilized jungle.

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