It is better to travel well than to arrive. -Buddha
Learning to travel with mindfulness poses its own challenges to us as humans. We are so concentrated on not only the destination, but the route that we are taking and how long it will take to get there. When driving on a trip, drivers are often concerned with making good time and finding the shortest possible route. When we use our attention in this manner we are missing out on the most important part of our trip...the journey. If we set ourselves up to make the drive a competition against a perceived clock time goal, we allow our attention to be hijacked by our ego from the mindfulness of present moment awareness of reality. So we in effect miss the journey.
It would be such a great gift to ourselves to practice to relax and be mindful of our steps, our drive, or our ride. This is the only reality we are ever going to be able to experience, and we shouldn't miss it. As the Buddha said "It is better to travel well than to arrive." So isn't traveling with mindfulness and attention to our journey the real way to make good time? Try it and find out for yourself.