Yesterday, I received a message from the universe to slow down and be present in the moment. The delivery of the message consisted of me spinning out on I-70 in the mountains and miraculously coming to rest unharmed on the snowy shoulder. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at the method of delivery, since I'm not a very subtle person.
The crazy thing about the situation is that I was paying attention, being careful, and going slow. But none of that mattered when I hit the ice. After putting my heart back into my chest, I somehow 4-wheeled my way back on the highway and made the remainder of the terrifying drive back to Denver... right to the tire store.
The universe has given me a whole new perspective, essentially shattering my illusion of control. By over correcting, I made things worse. Note taken! I intend to relax, trust the process, be present in the moment...and change my tires more often :)