Live your life the same way you drive your car

suzi's picture

Average: 4.6 (7 votes)

Live your life the same way you drive your car.

Imagine to yourself that while driving you were constantly fearing of the endless very-possible awful things that can happen to you on the road any minute.

Imagine yourself constantly full of worries about possible mechanic malfunctions that may occur to the car while on the road.

Imagine to yourself not being able to trust fellow drivers and traffic signs.

Imagine to yourself that you were not able to let your body drive the car instinctively.

Imagine to yourself the mind not being able to relinquish control while driving.

Imagine yourself not being able to be present and focus sharply when the road and conditions are difficult.

Fears, worries, no trust, not being able to rely on instincts, not being able to relinquish control, not being able to concentrate when needed - could you have ridden a car that way for long? of course not! How could you expect then to live your entire life this way for long?

Live your life the same way you drive your car. Oh well, except maybe of the cursing, the making of obscene gestures and the murderous fury when someone is taking over your lane.

gentlyok's picture

Thank You

How vwery beautifully said!
Thank you!

gentlyok | Tue, 09/29/2009 - 21:41
solo's picture

Love you

I have one thing to tell you: I love you.

OK, two things: you are damn smart.

OK, three: It's not because of your senior age itself, it is because there is some unpretentious quality in your words that probably is a result of your long experience.

solo | Tue, 09/29/2009 - 23:05
happy's picture

So true

Great post! so true! tnx.

I see people not knowing to read allegories and koans by taking it literally. Pity.

happy | Wed, 09/30/2009 - 17:26
MAI's picture


Brilliant analogy..


MAI | Fri, 05/25/2012 - 04:38
Paraskp's picture

Ad idem

The same thoughts occur to me when I drive. :)

Paraskp | Sun, 08/04/2013 - 09:19