You’re Similar to Your Vehicle.
I got this crazy thought on my drive back home from the gym this morning: we are the vehicles that will transport ourselves to our final destinations.
Our body, just like a car, needs critical components to make it run. We need to be alive right? So we need a beating heart (a running engine on a car). We need to be sturdy and independent right? So we need bones and muscle (a frame and chassis on a car). We need the energy to move around right? So we need food (gasoline in a car). There may be other critical components, but these are the ones that are the most relevant to what I am trying to explain. But as you can see, we have a lot of similarities with cars, except that one is flesh and bones and the other is metal, plastic, and wires.
Still, I haven’t mentioned two very critical components of this vehicle. What is going to make it go forward, backward, or even move at all? What is going to make the engine start? The car can be in perfect condition and still not move, right? It can be parked in the garage waiting for someone to turn it on and take it out for a drive or wait for some devastating event, like an earthquake or something to make it move unintentionally. It needs a driver or some strong force to get it to move.
Going back to my analogy, what do you think has the capability to turn the engine on? Your thoughts. Your thoughts give you the motivation and energy needed to turn the key. Your thoughts get you pumped up and warm you up for what is to come, right? Just like an idling car, you’re ready to take on every obstacle the road ahead has to offer. However, turning the engine on doesn’t mean that you’re moving. You’re just there. Still in the same place, but with a whole lot of potential to go to point B.
So what do you need now? A driver who can control it. Who do you think is the driver for your body? Yup, you got it. It’s you. After turning on your engine (getting your thoughts together), you need some form of action to get you moving in any direction. In a car, you need to press on the brake, step on the clutch if it’s manual, and then put it in the gear you want.
In your body, the break would translate into slowing down every once in awhile to organize your thoughts and make sure you’re still on the right track. Then, you can step on the gas to get you to move in the right direction.
Now that you know you’re more similar to a vehicle then you thought, you’re ready to take control of your thoughts and drive yourself to the destination you’ve always desired.
© 2018 J Bolivar Muniz