5 Tips to Finding God at the DMV

My hubby described it best. “It’s like being at an Adventure theme park! You spend two hours sitting (or standing), waiting your turn to get to the front of the line. When you finally do, you about jumping up and down with excitement. The “ride,” however, takes no longer then about 2 minutes. Then it’s over. Time to go home.”

That was our adventure at the DMV. Waiting till they called #53. And you guessed it, when we walked in they were only at #18.

So what is one to do when waiting? And waiting? And waiting? Losing patience?

I think that this is the perfect opportunity to practice our path of Self-realization! That’s right, find God!

So 5 tips for finding God at the DMV

1. Relax and feel. It seems that we are almost always “tensing our will,” especially at the DMV! So in this instance I would remind everyone to “relax and feel.” They’re going to get to your number…when they get to your number. Relaxing will allow you a more pleasant state of mind to deal with your DMV issue. It will allow you to feel peace and clarity while waiting for your number to be called.

2. Meditative Silence. Even at the DMV, you can hear AUM! All the sounds and noises can be muffled together to become AUM. Try pulling your consciousness inward and focusing at the Spiritual Eye. Allow the sounds to drift in and out. AUM. It’s possible. Give it a try!

3. People are more important than things. It seems that everyone who goes to the DMV is in a hurry to get it all done. Fast. I think there’s an unwritten rule that “no wait at the DMV shall be less than one-hour, and no more than two!” It happens every time I go. So instead of trying to get it done fast, pushing energy at everyone, getting more frustrated as 15 more minutes go by, try to see all the many human-beings—souls—that are being served at the DMV. They all need their time with the attendants. Practice seeing them, their needs, as being equally as important. Practice surrounding them with Divine Light, enabling them too, to have a good DMV experience.

4. Centering and calming. Getting your buttons pushed is a must at the DMV! It seems like things are clipping along, and then sure enough they are stuck at #51 for like 3-hours! UGH! But remember the rule…no longer then two-hours shall one wait. Taking deep calming yogic breaths into your center is the right thing to do. Feeling that open channel to the Divine that is flowing like a river through you. And all of those around you.

5. Gratitude: Yup! Remember, God gives all thing to us, and situations too. So even that long wait that you have to endure at the DMV is God-given! So offer some gratitude to the people around you, the attendants calling out the numbers and helping those before you.

Use these steps the next time you’re at the DMV. You just might find God while you are sitting waiting. Hey, it’s always worth a try!

Posted by Madhavi Eby

Madhavi Eby and her husband, David Eby, came west to Oregon in 1996 and feeling right at home, found and joined the Ananda Portland family. And have lived in Ananda Communities ever since. Moving to the Ananda Village (Nevada City, CA) in 2001, she joined the staff of Crystal Clarity Publishers working with others in helping to spread the message of this great work of Yogananda and Kriyananda. 2013 the Eby family moved back to Oregon and into the Ananda Portland Community, where she continues to spread her love of vibrant good health through food, humor and community. Madhavi has joined the management staff of the Temple and Teaching Center and also continues to practice her health coaching, love of cooking and chocolate.