What If Our Car Was Our Body?
How would we respect it?
How would we listen to it?
How would we view it?
How would we take care of it?
How would we pay attention to it?
How would we communicate with it?
How would we open the doors?
How would we close the doors?
How would we keep it tidy?
How would we clean it?
How would we maintain it?
How would we check in with it?
How would we appreciate it?
What if our car was talking to us about what is going on in our life?
What if the way we drive is telling us about the way we live our life?
What if we are always angry and frustrated at others when we are driving?
What if we have a habit of swearing and shouting when we are out driving?
What if we have the odd beer or glass of wine and think we are ok to drive?
What if we do drugs and have been getting away with it when it comes to driving?
What if we think we are above the law when it comes to rules on the road?
What if we always have the foot on the gas and drive fast for no reason?
What if we get the flat tyre because we are feeling flat and exhausted?
What if the flat tyre is saying we are refusing to keep going in the flow?
What if we are flat as we have no air left to move on to the next phase in life?
What if the gears are out – could it be because our life needs to change gear?
Could it be because we are stuck in first gear and it’s time to move to second?
Could it be we are refusing to move gear as we do not want to move on in life?
Next – do we stop and consider asking questions when something goes wrong with the engine?
Do we have the time and space to ponder on WHY this has happened or are we hell bent on getting it fixed so we can get back into the driving seat?
Do we ever wonder that our engine is like the internal organs of our body?
Do we ever think that if our engine is off sync then something might be out with the harmony of our internal organs – the engine of our body – the things that make it work?
What if the engine is not working because we are not flowing in life?
What if our car is showing us a direct reflection of the way we are treating our body?
Next – how do we approach our car before we open the doors?
How do we open the doors?
Do we open and shut the doors depending on our mood?
Are we aware of the loud bang every time we shut the doors?
Is slamming the doors our preferred way for our car?
What if the door slamming was a force that travelled back up our arm and the jarring was actually felt by our delicate heart?
What if our body hardens to take the loud hit when we bang our car doors?
Next – how do we actually drive our car?
Do we give the utmost consideration to others on the road?
Do we drive with little regard and focus, which is simply care-less?
Do we only think about getting from A to B and not bothered about anything else?
Do we not want to be aware that how we drive may affect others?
Do we drive to impress others with our skills?
Do we drive to check out and be in la la land?
Do we drive thinking about this, that and the other?
Do we drive on a mission to get to the other place?
Do we drive with fear, thinking we are going to have an accident?
Do we drive indecisive, dithering and over cautious adding more confusion on our roads?
Next – how clean is our car?
Do we treat it with the utmost care and decency?
Do we treat our car like our body by trashing it?
Do we use our car like a dumping ground?
Do we litter our car with anything and everything?
Do we have a dirty car that we never bother cleaning?
Do we clear out the rubbish after every road trip?
Do we pay attention to the detail in our car?
Do we give our car a regular wash and dry?
Do we have a car that is really clean but a home that is not?
Do we have a super fresh sparkling clean car and pay lots of attention to keeping it shiny but we have no time for our body?
In other words, we do not treat our body with the respect it deserves.
What if the stuff we leave in our car – that we can’t be bothered to deal with is the same type of stuff we have in our life – call it issues that we are not dealing with?
What if our dirty car was simply a mirror of the parts of our life that we ignore and neglect?
What if our car was precious and valued and deeply appreciated?
In other words, what if we treated our body and our car the same, giving them both the utmost attention to detail, love and care that they deserve – consistently.
What would happen and how would that look and feel in our lives?
What if our car is telling us something about our own body and to ignore it simply confirms that it is easier to not know that there is any connection because if this were true, then we would need to look at that word RESPONSIBILITY?
In other words, we would need to take full Responsibility for the choices we are making in every moment.
Could it be that Simple?