In my once a week foray into the daily newspapers, I read an extraordinary little article about traffic lights. Apparently, our government in the UK has sanctioned ‘green wave’ areas where vehicles will have a faster journey along main roads, with fewer red lights. Up to now, slowing our progress along main roads has been an intentional strategy and any change resisted by the Department of Transport because they “feared motorists travelling smoothly use less fuel and pay less to the Treasury in duty”.
At face value, this seems like a small news item, but at the wider level, how outrageous is it that we have all spent maybe an extra 10 minutes each week, equivalent to a full working day each year, unnecessarily sat at traffic lights. Notwithstanding the noise nuisance, the waste of fossil fuel, loss of productivity and carbon monoxide pollution, it just defies basic common sense.
The scary bit is that if the Laws of Attraction are absolutely precise, this means that we, as a populace, have attracted this kind of nonsense into our lives, along with no doubt a myriad of other nonsenses that we are not even aware of yet. So, hands up now, who doesn’t want to get to work early?
…Or perhaps our collective intent is more metaphorical. Did the old stance represent our combined fears about ‘moving forward’, showing us that we have been happy to rest in our current position, shielded from the pollution we create within our climate-controlled vehicles.
If so, perhaps this is good news at a wider level, reflecting the growing environmental awareness in our collective consciousness. As we raise our intent to look after the world, the world reflects this back to us in the little details. We simply need to keep our intent pure and the ‘small stuff’ will take care of itself. As the saying goes, there really is no need to sweat it…