A huge thunderstorm rolled over much of Phoenix yesterday morning. I was driving to a meeting with a client and the rain was so thick at some points that it overwhelmed the windshield wipers. The right lanes were flooded and drivers shifted to the center lanes in order to avoid getting caught in a temporary lake. The bottom of the client's parking garage was under water when I arrived. The top floors were packed.
Such common events remind us of the value of mindfulness. Radios are shut off, lanes are studied, and most drivers - bless them - reach a social contract that might be called "Let's Get Through This."
We drive through storms every day. We just don't realize it.