Have you ever gotten stuck in a traffic circle with an extra outer-circle that requires you to move over to the outside of the outer-circle in order to be able to make your turn? (A bit of a mouthful…I’ll explain below.)
In this beautiful photo, the exits are directly from the circle, so the only task is being in the right lane at the right time. However, the other day, I was trying to find the correct 19th street exit in Dupont Circle, but when I finally saw it, it was too late because the outer-circle was blocking it. I was supposed to move out of the main circle and hug its outside first before making the turn.
Traffic circles are designed to slow us down and force us to pay attention to where we are going. Admittedly, I was on the phone (hands-free!) and got frustrated when I missed it twice. The solution was simple: hang up and focus on where I wanted to go. I then set my intention on seeing the initial pathway and positioning my car to take it, and voila! I made my turn and got where I wanted to be.
Think of the conflicts and challenges that emerge before us as little traffic circles forcing us to slow down and think about where we actually want to go. Doesn’t matter how big or small-the process for success is the same. The trick is... Click Here to Continue Reading
Artistic Photo by Artist Marielle Mariano