The Law of Here and Now: Be totally in the Here and Now. Do not focus on the past; let it go. Do not focus on the future; be in the here and now. The future will create itself if you just let it.
Most people may think that this law has to do with relationships and letting go of the past, moving into the future, and being ready for anything great to come your way. I already moved on, feisty ladies, and so the law spoke to me in a different way.
Many of us live our lives in the past (summer vacation time) or dream of the future (back to work time or its time to retire time) but often forget about the here and now, the present.
Karma tells us that you should focus on the here and now. I found that it is best to do this when driving every day, as the highways become more and more congested or doomed by the roadwork that never seems to end.
As many people return to work and children return to school, I notice the traffic picking up on the country roads and the main roads in my area. It seems that summer vacation is a really distant memory judging from the intense–filled driving of the teenagers and adults, many who drove a teeny bit slower in the summer. The drivers now are pressing forward, speeding down the road, to get somewhere as fast as they can. One bumper sticker really reminded me, though, that I always needed to be in the here and now in my driving: “pass me now, see you later. You are passing an ER nurse.” Sarcastic but true, I think. Stay focused on your driving or you cold meet this nurse sooner than you might like.
That bumper sticker really encouraged me to slow down and to pay total attention right now to the crazy drivers around me who think that the road numbers are often the speed limit. Route 99, 287, 87, 78, to name a few, are road numbers not speed limits. Follow the speed limit people and remember that driving in the right lane is not a crime either. You have to be in the here and now, law #9, to survive driving on the roads today. I am always an early to arrive driver, yet still manage to encounter these bobbing, weaving, tailgating drivers nearly every morning.
The only thing that slows down these crazy drivers is the chance to gawk at an accident, a road assistance vehicle, or nearing their exit. I wonder if they would ever stop to help anyone in need but I doubt it. Certain states seem to bring out the worst in the driving of people who live there. You can feel it and experience it first hand as you travel from one state to another. Is it the attitude of the governors who set the tone or is it the leadership in our country? You can answer that one on your own.
So, stay alive when you drive by observing law # 9, staying in the here and now and keep focused on your driving. Your life and that of your passengers depends on it. Stay safe, my feisty friends and pay attention when you are driving. Look for me in the granny lane.