As mentioned in "The Gridlock," people behave in strange and different ways when wrapped in a coccoon of steel and anonymity. Perceived threats to personal dignity, personal rights, or prowess turn deadly especially when the power, speed, model, style, and dollar value of the particular vehicle being driven become strangely confused with personal identity.

In fact, you are to your body as your body is to your car. Neither is really you. This classic yoga meditation is an aid to defining the difference.

  1. Make a list of all the things that you "are."
  2. Gently peel away the defining mask. For example,

"I am a man." No, that is the physical vehicle that I inhabit "I am a mother." No, that is the current job description that I fill. "I am a fraid." No, that is a current state of emotion. "Iam

3. Imagine that you have lost your wallet, all identifying paperwork, your resume, all belongings, all contact with friends, family, your previous world.

  • Who are you?
  • What do you do?
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