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Peter2
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

In my drivers ed class I talk about being a Zenmeister behind the wheel... Nothing gets to you, your emotions are always in check, you have impecable focus, etc... The students like it!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sounds very interesting! So what is the concept? A driver who is always calm and in tune with the universe?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, something like being in tune with the universe, but more about being in tune with your emotions while driving. Understanding that no matter how angry, upset, exstatically happy, or anxious one may be, one must get in touch with their inner Zen; kinda be in a zone; when they are driving.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

fascinating stuff...in short, you learn ways to stay calm and relaxed while driving? so you never lose your patience when the traffic slows down or someone drives badly? It's not easy though...this being in touch with your 'inner zen'...must require lots of practice... Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think its more of an infinite conquest of achieving Zen. Whats important is the driver should always be aware of the illusiveness of the zen and should be on constant vigil in pursuit of the zen. As long as the driver is seeking the zen, probabilities of accidents and tickets diminsh greatly. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

ah I see, so its an ongoing process! And from what I gather, it should stay like that, or the driver may grow too complacent and relax his vigil? (am I on the right track...? Surprised )
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, complacency can be thwarted with a strong discipline of safe driving habits.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for explaining it so well... I'm going to be reading more on this and hopefully putting it to practice! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

Peter2 wrote:
In my drivers ed class I talk about being a Zenmeister behind the wheel... Nothing gets to you, your emotions are always in check, you have impecable focus, etc... The students like it!


Excellent! A great start for the kids.

Emotions are very bad when driving. When you’re mad you cannot make good logical choices.

At a more advanced level this (anger) also leads to disruptive muscle tension. Muscle tension severely limits your ability to make smooth inputs at the controls and seamless transitions from one input to another.

In my opinion it even effects your vision. When folks are "seeing red" their field of vision is reduced to a pinpoint.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wow that is excellent. This is not just useful for driving students, it is useful for all drivers regardless of how long they have been driving.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I totally agree, we all need to chill! Especially when driving.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

anncharles wrote:
I totally agree, we all need to chill! Especially when driving.
As long as "chill" does not include alcohol Smile
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