I think I may actually be addicted to Instagram. It's been around a long long while and I never really thought to try it until I was finally nudged by a friend. I am actually enjoying it A LOT. In fact, I am spending more and more time there and less time on Facebook. Not sure if it is just me, but it seems FB is a hotbed of negativity and politics (both one in the same really.) It is getting harder to weed that out lately.
So, I am over on IG if you have one, please find me!
<---- I am also working on more Pocket Hippo adventures. I am pondering giving him his own IG as he seems to have more fun than I do LOL
I am discovering all sorts of ways to deal with my anger in traffic issues. First it was movie soundtracks but more and more I am just turning the music off and trying to practice my mindful breathing. Staying with each breath when I feel my jaws clench because most people are either driving while looking at their phones or most likely don't even have a valid license.
Since I am stuck in my car for about an hour each way to work, it is a excellent time to center my mind and remember to breath. My lesson for the day was to practice sending and taking alternately. It is part of a practice called Tonglen. Basically you send out happiness and take in suffering. But you take it in with compassion and send out in the same way.
I do suffer in traffic so it makes plenty of sense to use that suffering in a positive way. Although to be honest, I realized that when I get angry in traffic I am totally mindful with it. I am with my anger and I am that anger. We be rolling together in the here and now, traffic and I. But it still isn't the best way to deal LOLOL
So, what do you do when stuck in traffic? *Curious minds*
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious