The Fourth Tip For Safe Driving and Improving Your Life

 

The fourth tip on how safe driving techniques can improve your life.

Leave Yourself An Out

  When driving: Always be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and on at least one side to escape conflict.

Leave a 1 car -length space cushion between you and the car in front of you at stop signs and intersections, (check your mirrors to make sure the person behind you is stopping, if not use up your space cushion, move forward slowly or change lanes if possible.)

If the person in front of you stops suddenly, stop as soon as possible, but if you have time , check your mirror to make sure the person behind you can stop before hitting you, if not use up your space cushion to give him as much room as possible.

Whenever you hit someone from the rear, it is automatically your fault, a driver needs to have control of his, or her vehicle at all times. There are no excuses for rear ending someone, regardless of how quickly they stop. 

Always use your turn signals

Stay at least 2 seconds behind the car in front of you(1 car length for every 10 MPH.)

3 seconds in adverse weather

Slow down in heavy rain, your vehicle will hydroplane if you go to fast.

Every vehicle is different, vehicles with wider tires will hydroplane quicker than vehicles with narrower tires.

Check other drivers and vehicles for movement, watch drivers heads for movement, remember, the wheels of a vehicle are the first thing to start moving, check them.

As in driving, in the game of life, Always be prepared and have a plan B, many times at the last minute our plans dissolve and one needs an alternate plan of action to avoid possible disaster and heartache. If life changes and you have no escape route, it is you who will pay the consequences.

capiture of a ups driver making a delivery

A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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How To Apply Safe Driving Habits To Safe Living Habits

capiture of a ups driver making a delivery

A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

The third principle to safe driving is to Keep Your Eyes Moving

 Scan- Don’t stare. Constantly shift your eyes while driving, Active eyes keep up with changing traffic conditions.

Check all mirrors every 5-8 seconds

Scan with your eyes every 2 seconds

Never stare at an object for more than 2 seconds, not even at Brad Pitt or Angeline Joline!

Eliminate eye holding patterns

Adjust speed to existing conditions, speed up or slow down

Driving comes first, eating , changing radio, A/C, talking on cell phone, etc, all come secondary.

If you get tired, turn up radio, turn up A/C, sing to yourself, or better yet pull over and take a break.

Applying this principle to our daily lives we need to remember to always remain vigilant, don’t get stuck in  a rut and neglect to pay proper attention to what is going on around you. The business of life comes first , keep from getting distracted.

Stay alert to the possibilities of what could go “wrong” and be prepared for them.

none of us are immune from hard times and disaster striking at any moment.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

The Five Safe Driving Habits Also Apply To Safe Living Habits

capiture of a ups driver making a delivery

A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

The second rule to safe driving is to  Get The Big Picture

You d this by maintain the proper following distance so you can comfortably determine the true hazards around your vehicle and don’t tailgate others.

Be aware of all objects and obstacles(dogs, cats ,deer, ladders in the road , etc.) scan other vehicles to be aware of things that might fall off into your path. The road isn’t going anywhere, once you know where it is, observe things that might move into your line of travel.

Scan 1-2 city blocks ahead in town and ½ mile on highways, expressways & country roads

Scan sidewalk to sidewalk in town

Fence row to fence row in the country

Be aware of all areas and all things around your vehicle

Back only when necessary and back before parking when you are more aware of your surroundings and those things that can move into your line of travel.

When backing , double check to make sure no one or nothing is behind your vehicle, get out of the vehicle and physically check if necessary. This can be done while walking to your vehicle.

Applying these rules to life we learn to maintain a safe distance between us and the obstacles we may face. We need to be aware of all challenges that may come our way as far ahead of time as possible so the proper actions may be taken to lessen the effects of a possible problem, while only looking back to remember and cherish where we came from and how far we have traveled.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

The Five Safe Driving Habits Also Apply to Life Habits Lesson 1

capiture of a ups driver making a delivery

A UPS driver making a delivery to a beautiful blonde

The Smith Safe Driving program  operates on 5 key principles, established in 1952 by Harold Smith it operates on the principle that most collisions are preventable if the correct driving habits are learned and practiced consistently. 

Having driven for United Parcel Service for over twenty seven years without a chargeable accident, I have discovered the five principles of safe driving apply to life as well.

Aim High In Steering

Look at least 15 seconds into your future, not just at the vehicle in front of you.

Get the Big Picture

Look for hazards.  (Other Motorists, Pedestrians, Vehicle doors opening, etc.)

Keep Your Eyes Moving

Don’t stare.  Use your peripheral vision.  Stop the fixed habit stare.

Leave Yourself an Out

Monitor the space cushion around you.

Make Sure They See You

Use your signals.  (Directionals, 4-way Flashers, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Hand Signals.)  Make eye contact.

There are many similarities between driving safely on the highways and byways of life, and navigating the roads of our own journey through life.  After all , that is what life is all about, it is a spiritual journey we all take in one form or another to reach a desired destination.

Life is all about finding our way through the labyrinth of passages and possible paths we can take as we learn valuable life lessons along the way. Life is all about finding our way back to our source and the valuable lessons we learn in the process.

During my previous life as  a professional truck driver, we had certain rules and driving habits to adhere to,  by following these basic principles we could lead a life time of accident free driving which would  enable us to live to a ripe old age. If we didn’t follow the rules, it would certainly lead to a hazardous journey and even possible death at an early age.

I have found these same rules can apply to life and either lead to a happy well rounded life or one filled with disaster at every turn.

The five rules of safe driving are thus explained:

FIVE SEEING HABITS OF SAFE DRIVING

  1. Aim High in Steering

 The first principle, aim high in steering, means to  look as far down the road as possible to uncover important traffic information so as to make appropriate driving decisions. One should look ahead to where your vehicle will be in 12-15 seconds.

Applied to life this would imply we should plan as far ahead down the road of life as possible so we can try to comprehend what problems we may encounter and prepare for them by garnering as much security in our life as possible. Not only financially, but emotionally, spiritually, and mentally as well.

None of us knows what lies ahead in our life, but preparing as much as we can for any hardship, we will be better prepared when disaster does strike than we would be if we had done nothing. 

Into all life some rain must fall, by carrying the proper umbrella, the downpour will be much less.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Utopian Societies Never Last

 

People often believe a Utopian society would be like heaven on earth, in reality many believe that heaven is a Utopian society where all we do is float around on a cloud and listen to some evolved soul enlighten us about heavenly matters.

Believe it or not, most souls do not stay in Utopian realities for very long. They easily get bored and begin seeking challenges.

Most souls throughout Creation prefer some degree of drama and challenge to spice up their existence. Having problems to solve can be stimulating and fun. Therefore, a healthy balance of male and female energy is most often preferred. 

People who seek an Utopian lifestyle would be the first to become dissatisfied and move on to more challenges, likewise, those who think they would prefer a society with no men, or men who are submissive like would soon discover the men would not be to their liking and would soon tire of playing the female dominance role. 

Many also believe a society where more feminine energy is present is a more positive environment.

Male energy is aggressive. When a world is overflowing with male energy, this typically creates a world driven by competition; wars thrive endlessly until there is only one man standing or until the world is completely destroyed.

When ego-based individuals interact with each other, they typically tend to compete for power and domination of all goods and resources. Conversely, female energy is passive, and when a planet is overflowing with this energy, it often becomes cooperative and peaceful; there is little to no competition and the world is driven by the sharing of goods and resources. However, when too much passive energy is flowing, reality can easily become uneventful. Passive civilizations are also more prone to invasion and conquest by others.

In spite of what many today believe, we need a balance of male and female energy, men are needed just as much as women, only through balance can we achieve perfection in our world.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in acquiring  spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

 

You Know You’re Too Stressed If

 

You Know You’re Too Stressed if…

Relatives that have been dead for years come visit you and suggest that you should get some rest.
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You can achieve a “Runners High” by sitting up.
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You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing that you have said it before.
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The Sun is too loud.
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Trees begin chasing you.
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You can see individual air molecules vibrating.
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You begin to explore the possibility of setting up an IV drip solution of espresso.
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You wonder if brewing is really a necessary step for the consumption of coffee.
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You can hear mimes.
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You believe that if you think hard enough, you can fly.
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Things becomes “Very Clear”.
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You ask the drive-thru attendant if you can get your order to go.
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You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing that you have said it before.
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You begin speaking in a language that only you and Channelers can understand.
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The less sense matter and matter is more than sense.
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You keep yelling “STOP TOUCHING ME!!!” even though you are the only one in the room.
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Your heart beats in 7/8 time.
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You and Reality file for divorce.
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You can skip without a rope.
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It appears that people are speaking to you in binary code.
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You have great revelations concerning: Life, the Universe, and Everything else, but can’t quite find the words for them before
the white glow disappears, leaving you more confused than before.
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You say the same sentence over and over again, not realizing that you have said it before.
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You can travel without moving.
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Antacid tablets become your sole source of nutrition.
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You discover the aesthetic beauty of office supplies.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Puerto Rico: El Yunique Rain Forest

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System and the United States Forest Service.

This forest is commonly known as El Yunque, which may be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taínoword yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil,” which is yunque in Spanish. The second-tallest mountain within El Yunque is also named El Yunque.

 

El Yunque National Rainforest is located on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo mountains, encompassing 28,000 acres (43.753 mi.  of land, making it the largest block of public land in Puerto Rico.

 

The highest mountain peak in the forest rises 3,494 feet (1,065 m) above sea level. Ample rainfall (over 20 feet a year in some areas) creates a jungle-like setting — lush foliage, crags, waterfalls, and rivers are a prevalent sight. The forest has a number of trails from which the jungle-like territory’s flora and fauna can be appreciated. El Yunque is also renowned for its unique Taínopetroglyphs. Indigenous people believed that El Yunque was the throne of their chief god Yúcahu, so that it is the Caribbean equivalent to Mount Olympus.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

 

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.