On my walk to the editing room the other day I noticed a man on a bicycle cycling past, wearing a helmet. On top of the helmet was a GoPro. A mini video camera. (…for those of you who don’t know what a GoPro is!)
I then began to notice this more and more.
So many people riding bicycles were wearing GoPros.
I did some research and discovered they weren’t wearing GoPros so that they could video their journey to and from work each day, it was so they could document an accident should it happen.
I thought about this.
I thought what brave souls they were, cycling to and from work each day, skirting death. They must have such a high level of conviction an accident might happen – so high that they mount a camera on their helmet. Man o man I thought – they must live in such fear each day, on their bicycles.
Huh – and I thought riding a bike was meant to be fun. Liberating. Exhilarating.
Apparently not – at least, not for these folk.
I see people out walking, and they’re wearing safety vests. Reflective clothing. They must worry about being hit by a car. They too must live in such fear.
And then I thought about intention, and about where they’re focusing their attention.
By wearing a GoPro, by wearing reflective vests and so forth, they’re setting their attention on having an accident. My understanding of the Spiritual Law of Attraction is that you get what you believe.
You might say they’re being careful.
Or “covering themselves,” should an accident happen.
With the GoPro camera they will have video proof that the accident, should it occur, wasn’t their fault. Wearing the vest no doubt will help in the obligatory compensation case when they’re hit by a car and crippled for life.
They’ll get more money because it wasn’t their fault. They could clearly be seen, because they were wearing a safety vest.
Why didn’t they pay more attention when they were walking?
Why didn’t they cycle more carefully?
Why don’t they take more responsibility for their actions?
For what they do?
Because they’re afraid.
I’m fascinated by how much fear we allow into our lives.
In the most subtle and insidious of ways.
I’m also fascinated by how much misfortune we attract into our lives because of where we place our thoughts. Our attention. Our energy.
How much fear do you carry with you each day?