Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow, What a Ride!” Hunter S. Thompson

When an imposing issue looms large it seems natural to look at it. But what you focus on grows more real and often increases the discomfort around it. It’s similar to what happens when your car goes into a skid. The natural tendency is to look at what you’re skidding toward. Wrong. Because you steer toward what you’re looking at, you end up driving right into the very collision you want to avoid. Racecar drivers know to look away from the skid and with that comes the ability to steer away from the impending disaster, such as a wall.

Remember though, the car’s response time isn’t immediate—there’s a natural delay between the turn and the response of the vehicle. The same is true about life—when you change your focus there may be some gap time between your new cause and its effect showing up in your world. Be patient with the responsiveness to the new form taking shape in your body, mind, or world of affairs. Form does follow consciousness; it always has and always will. It’s your job to turn away from where you don’t want to go, and life’s momentum will fulfill its part.

Spiritual Contemplation: Are there any walls you seem to be racing toward? It doesn’t matter if this wall is a doctor, a bank, or relationship—call it to your attention and look in the other direction to avoid a crash.

Affirmation: My path is clear!