I am presently reading a book entitled The Tao of Inner Peace, by Diane Dreher. Since intuitively I believe that the Tao (the philosophy, not the religion) is the right way for me to live, I am on a quest to better understand it and incorporate it into my life.
Some of the "prime directives" of the Tao are: learning to live in harmony with nature; accepting what is; and becoming a dispassionate participant and observer of life. I am fairly good at being an observer; however, the dispassionate part gives me some pause.
Like others, I have a strong sense of right and wrong; and being the ego-centric guy that I am, and having parents who were very self-righteous, I grew up with a strong sense not only of what I should be and act, but also how others should be and act. I have spent the better part of two decades learning to overcome this neurosis.
In any event, while driving into work today, I had one of my famous insights. It seems to me that all I need to learn about achieving inner peace through the practice of the Tao can be achieved through learning how to properly drive in traffic.