It’s no accident there was no accident for me.
It happened this morning on my way to the dojo. There is a particular route I drive most days. Drop off the kids at the bus, stop for a cup of coffee, maybe there is time for an errand or two. You know the drill – it is all part of the daily routine.
As I was on my usual way, I was surprised when out of the blue, clear as a bell, I hear this thought in my mind: change routes now.
For a brief moment I resist.
But then I give into this seemingly absurd notion and pull into the left hand turn lane to take a different highway to the dojo.
And yes, sure enough, it happened right before my eyes.
It was a typical accident. A van pulls out of the parking lot and rolls partially into the street. The small car in the lane closest to the van swerves to miss it. But unfortunately, there is a light truck in the next lane. As the truck is knocked into the oncoming traffic, bits of car parts are sent flying over the road into all 4 lanes.
In slow motion I see the truck heading straight for me. Right where I would have been. Except I am not there. I am in the left hand turn lane a few car lengths back. Out of harms way because I listened, trusted and followed my intuition.
(Remember the story when I listened to my intuition, but didn’t follow it…)
This time it was such a visceral experience since I saw the accident happen right before my eyes. The results of my choice were clear and immediate.
Wheh! That was a close one. It turned out that no one injured.
It was a relatively small accident, but one that still left everyone shaken. And thankful that no serious harm was done.
So this is a good time to increase your awareness: next time you hear your intuition giving you an odd command, listen to it. Trust it. Follow it.
It could save your life
Take good care of yourself.
And drive safely.