I often wonder how different the world would be if we chose to live more of our lives as our higher selves.
I know there’d be many grand differences that would occur on a global scale, however one aspect of life that has come to mind recently that would diminish out of existence, is road rage.
There would be no more road rage.
More often than not, we can see what the other driver is about to do anyway, and we adapt and drive accordingly. It’s after the fact that the pesky ego-voice pipes up and says “They’re not supposed to do that!” or “I could’ve crashed!” or “Why are they driving so slow, the speed limit is 100!” or usually worse…. We get angry because a part of us fantasizes about what could have happened – such as a crash – and conveniently forgets the fact that it didn’t happen. Basically we get angry at a fictional scenario.
Why do we get angry? Why do we choose a fear response instead of a loving one, an ego-reaction instead of the higher perspective? We’ll have a close call on the highway then tell our friends and family about it, usually ramping it up with a few extra details, to make a good story. They’ll get angry because deep down they love us and don’t want anything to happen to us, so they’ll jump on your bandwagon, sometimes even more passionately and vigorously than you. And what we’re really doing is spreading fear.
And when we’re in the throws of the exciting drama of it all, we usually haven’t stopped to wonder what might have been going on for the other driver.
We usually haven’t given it a thought. They could be sick, they could be upset, their mother might have just died, it could be anything, but that’s besides the point anyway.
Because when we’re in the throws of anger the most important question to ask is; what’s really going on for me?
Basically something happened that scared us and we lashed out. We usually lash out when we can’t handle that we were scared. We despise vulnerability. It makes us feel weak. Like some so-and-so can come in and take everything away from us in an instant. It makes us feel small and insignificant, and we hate that!
But it’s an unconscious reaction to instantly get angry. You are better than that. I am better than that.
We all are.
What do you think might’ve happened if we contacted our higher self instead?
We might witness what a capable driver we were when that car swerved out in front of us.
We might acknowledge how intuitive we are because we got a sense of what the driver was going to do before they did it.
We might recognise that they could have something tough going on in their life and send them some love – which results in us feeling powerful instead of powerless and a victim of circumstance.
There are infinite alternatives to getting angry, yet the most commonly un-chosen response is anger.
Let’s be better than that.