I came across this in a book by Eric Berne, M.D., and it made me think about a couple states of mind I have enjoyed while riding the scooter.
3. Less common is the “natural driver,” the man to whom driving a car is a congenial science and art. As he makes his way swiftly through the traffic, he is at one with his vehicle. He, too, is oblivious of his surroundings except as they offer scope for the craftsmanship which is its own reward, but he is very aware of himself and the machine which he controls so well, and to that extent he is alive. <snip>
4. The fourth case is the person who is aware, and who will not hurry because he is living in the present moment with the environment which is here; the sky and the trees as well as the feeling of motion. To hurry is to neglect that environment and to be conscious only of something that is still out of sight down the road, or mere obstacles, or solely of oneself.