Beep Beep! Vroom, vroom! Screeech! Zoom! That’s the sound of my son and I playing with toy cars together. Such a blast to invent new stories about where we’ve been and where we’re going. So easy too, because cars permeate our culture and impact our lives every day.
Let’s use our imaginations and have a little fun. Think of a car, any car. Pick a color and design it the way you want it to be. Now be in this car. That’s right. Imagine you are inside the car that you have created.
Picture this. The road ahead of you is your life, the passing landscape your experiences. You’re in control of what happens to you. You can shift gears, accelerate or break, turn here or there, or glance at the rear view to reflect. Many possibilities await you wherever you are going!
Take in this metaphor as one for your journey. How are you choosing to experience it? As a passenger? Maybe a co-pilot, influencing the path ahead? Are you in the back seat watching what happens without any sense of power? If you’re in the trunk, what’s that feeling like?
Why not just be the driver? You get to decide where to go and what to pursue. You get to choose how to experience life. Your way.
With reflection, you may start wondering if there’s anybody else in the car with you. Look around, see who’s here. Where are they seated? What seems to be their role? A car can get pretty full. Soliciting the opinion and support of others is perfectly fine of course. Just notice what is being traded for in the process and ask yourself if that’s acceptable to you. Because you can make changes anytime.
What role do you want to play in the creation of your life? And if you’re not playing that role now, what needs to change? We have so much personal power. Our ability to influence what happens to us and how we react comes from taking ownership and embracing ourselves as the driving force in our lives.
Where do you want to go? You decide. Your journey is calling… VROOOM!!
When we engage with our potential, when we live our purpose, when we honor our wholeness, we heal from within and create a more just and harmonious world.