Quarter of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest sand deserts in
the world and contains sand dunes that are hundreds of feet
high. In between those sand mountains, you frequently encounter
large ripples in the wind blown sand called sastrugi. During
one of our trips into the Empty Quarter we created a new motto,
comes in different forms. Sometimes the ripples take the form
of tiny corrugations that cause the car to shake and rattle as
you drive over them. At other times the ripples take the form
of large corrugations that may be eight to twelve inches tall.
These corrugations can be very hard, but they can also be soft
like quicksand. Itís
impossible to look at sastrugi from a distance and tell its
consistency. It could be as hard as a rock or as soft as
When you drive
through sastrugi, you never know ahead of time what will
happen. Your car may shake violently as you drive over large
hard sastrugi, or you may come to an abrupt stop as your car
sinks down to the chassis in soft sand. The reality of the sand
dunes is that SASTRUGI HAPPENS. The reality of life is also the
same, SASTRUGI HAPPENS.
When you drive
in the sand dunes, you prepare for the sastrugi that lies
ahead. And when you travel through life, you must also prepare
for the sastrugi that is certain to occur.
Driving in hard sastrugi at a
high speed is traumatic. It makes both your car and your teeth
rattle. Loose articles in the car become dislodged and fly
around. The car feels and sounds like itís coming apart.
Hitting a big patch of hard sastrugi at high speed is a bit of a
worry. After you get through it, you get out of your car and
check your vehicle to make sure itís ok. It usually takes a few
minutes to recover from the look your spouse gave you as you
raced over the hard sastrugi.
Some people hit a big patch of
hard sastrugi on their first trip into the desert, and they
never go out into the sand dunes again. You would have thought
they had driven over a landmine. They are afraid the sastrugi
will destroy their car. They visualize disaster in their
minds. They fantasize that the shock of hitting hard sastrugi
will damage their steering, and their car will be stuck in the
desert forever. A large patch of hard sastrugi keeps some
people safe at home for the rest of their life.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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