I don't know whether it’s illegal or just bad.  I do know it has potential to cause destruction. Sometimes it’s almost like I want to be in the same seat as the other person.  It’s too close. Oh, I’m a good driver.  Thankfully I’ve never caused an accident.  But this word... "tailgate"came to mind when I tried to pinpoint the cause of the heavy heart that wouldn’t lift.  Tailgate.   Notably, I don't like to drive - and have recall of driving "tailgate"  - still the principle seems to fit.

You see, if I’m not mindful I can be one of those people who sees my life through other people’s rear window - and that’s never the best view. No matter how close I get, looking at my life through other people's lives is never going to be healthy. In fact, it’s such a distorted perspective it’s destructive.  I can crash or more to the point crush my own heart.  Fortunately, most of the time I don’t drive my life (and never drive a literal vehicle) so as to tailgate.

Mindfulness helps align all aspects of my life.  Whether veering towards distortion, driving into destruction, lagging to too far behind or too close, mindfulness can help bring us to center.  Sometimes we simply need to pull over to a safe and quiet space, even if it's just for a bit; get quiet, settle into the stillness and embrace awareness of the here, now, present moment.

The intent, purpose, direction is forward as we create better balance on the path of progress and peace.

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