So I've been riding the MUNI to work every day, and for the past week I've been reading Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind. It's helping me stay remarkably sane, so I thought I'd share my secret: I repeat little chants over and over while breathing deep. For your use, I offer them here. Repeat a chant during the following circumstances:
When the train is stalled for no particular reason in the tunnel:
My mind is as still as the subway train.
When the stairs jam upon raising or lowering:(emitting a very strong beeping sound)
The nightingale's song is sweet to my ear.
When the train screeches to a halt and people fall down:
I am one with the movement of the world.
When the driver makes an unintelligible announcement:
The voice of Buddha brings me peace.