I've started being more aware and in the moment during commutes. While Houston traffic is nobody's joke, it's also interesting who and what is traveling on the highways and byways alonside me. Dare I say inspiring?
It's easy to have tunnel vision in absence of an actual tunnel. Routine can become mundane. Ive found myself switching on Auto-Pilot; thinking about everything else b.u.t. staying present and in the moment. Dont be like me. Lol. Focus on traveling safely while also looking around to see the scenery and who is traveling on the roads with you. Much thought and work has been put into landscaping public places, even those places that appear to be unkept. Remember either the governments or someone, somewhere owns every piece of land our feet touch. Therefore their decision(s) to enhance and diminish the land is evident in the environmental designs we drive past everyday... I digress.
For now, Ask youself: What types of materials and products are being transported to keep sustaining (y)our lifestyle? What came here by ships? Trains? Automobiles? Airplanes? My spiritual teacher has a favorite saying, "The chicken doesnt just get on the table." ...And then, if feeling really contemplative while driving the 8 directions: How do we interact with those on the roads with us and the products/services they are transporting? What role have we played? (Consumer?) Are playing? (Producer?) Will play? (Investor?)
My commutes are typically longer because I live outside "the loops"...so I've got the time, lol. Ive experienced subways and travelling underground with limited visibility. Im thankful to have a vehicle and the opportunity to be Blessed by the colors of Nature. Now Im also thankful for Awareness. I can see the gas guzzlers of capitalism and their byproducts of pollution. I can also see enterprise and the bountyful manifestations of determined ideas. Selah.
And so as not to seem like a "Chakra Fairy" I must acknowledge that the highways require tolls and too often human life is the fee. Fairytales (Oh well, I guess I am a Chakra Fairy, lol.) call this Spirit a Troll... So, for protection and provision as needed I pay the Gatekeepers and Gaurdians of the Crossroads for safe passages. Selah.