Today, my soul felt like how this hostile part of Uluru looks. Uluru is the largest rock in the world and is in the center of Australia. I took this picture in March, 2010.
This afternoon, I had road rage at the Lincoln Park moms who felt entitled to walk in front of my car against their red light because they had a baby carriage (ooohhh, entitlement irks me like no other irk). I was also pissy at a sport-o guy in a huge back SUV that decided to almost hit my car so he could dodge in front of a line of backed up traffic (same neighborhood).
I judged them as upper middle class, white, privileged ignorants who are clueless to the consideration of others in order to serve themselves.
I let myself get angry instead of repressing it, then calmed down. I took deep breaths and melted into appreciation. Honestly, it's the influence of these entitled white people that brought a big ass Whole Paycheck store to my hood and that's where I was headed when I let the Entitled Moms and Jocko McJocky bum me out.
All jokes aside, we're each an untapped universe of joy and love. We can each create really good things and act like morons. I'm fine. They're fine. We're all good. (If I were a Buddhist, I'd say "They suffer, too." As a Tantrica, I say what I said.)
For sure, I too easily judge those who act entitled and I'm no different from them. My cockiness and desire to get what I want gets me into trouble. Whenever I get road rage, judge people, or feel hostile, I'm reminded that I'm a work in progress and that more practice today sure won't hurt.
Mia Park is a ParaYoga teacher in Chicago, IL, specializing in teaching Basic Yoga for Advanced Misfits, as well as teaching people how to cut through the junk to shine on.