My soul is the passenger travelling in a vehicle, my body. Like any other passenger my soul likes to travel in an efficient, comfortable and safe car. It loves to travel through happy, challenging and productive landscapes of life. It likes high quality premium fuel to propel a quality engine – the brain. Purity and spirituality are its values and it is on a mission – ‘life continuum’.
My soul wants me to service the vehicle on a regular basis. It prompts me to be proactive in doing so. It wishes that I keep a check on the levels of petrol to ensure that I am not stranded somewhere where I am nowhere. It wishes that I keep a check on the level of engine oil to ensure my adaptability to situations. It wants me to keep a check on the level of break oil to ensure self controllability over my habits and thoughts. It also wants me to check the level of coolant regularly. This is to make sure that my inhibitory controls over my anger and corporeal whims are intact. It wants me to keep a plan B – the spare wheel ready for any emergency. It says “change your wheels before they drag your speed and efficiency and then burn your extra fuel”. I try to keep my soul – the passenger, Happy.
Who is the driver of the car? Yes it’s my mind. Steering of the vehicle is in the hands of my mind. But this driver before joining me was a formula one racing car driver. Habits die hard! So I have certain benefits as well as some difficulties with this driver. It is mischievous and sometimes reckless too! Sometimes it’s a novice and at times a master. I have quite a few dents here and there on the chassis pushing and bumping through others on the roads. But my soul always says “hold on; get your job done without hurting others”. At times I lose control over this driver and it drives the car wherever it wants. Goes to the roads where I lose my energy. I lose my time and then reach back home nowhere! I know the passenger does not like it but then – oh! My driver! Frequently it happens that I am at home and my mind, the driver, takes the car away without my permission! I observe it’s movements in my GPS or in my radar. Slowly but steadily, mindlessly I lose control. My mind gets hijacked by my whims.
My soul says “obey traffic rules and maintain lane discipline”. But my driver likes racing and juggling and dribbling like a striker running towards the GOAL post in a 90 minutes football match. My thoughts, those combine to form my mind are addicted to winning. Come what may! ‘Don’t care’ is the value here. But my caring and sensitive soul doesn’t like it. My soul whispers in to my ear “life is a 90 years football game, play it with patience, passion and honest tactics”. Oh! I just talked about GOAL right? Few years ago I was directed by my soul to recruit a boss for my racing mind. It advised “If you had a boss for your mind you may tame it’s hyperactivities and redirect it’s enthusiasm to larger accomplishments in life”. It referred an air force commander – “Purpose” to be my mind’s boss. It had said “If you have a purpose to direct your mind, your mind will drive towards purpose”. Since then my mind reports to ‘wing commander Purpose’. These days I get my mind to get clear directions and road maps to reach there where there is a predetermined task. These are the tasks those are the structural and functional units of my Goals. Believe me a lot of meandering and wastage of time and fuel’s been saved since then. My soul likes it the more now to continue to travel in my car.
My challenge is to keep this elite passenger in my car longer and happy. For that I need to keep my chassis shock absorbing and healthy. As my chassis becomes diseased through my ill habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, sniffing drugs, over eating, adopting a sedentary lifestyle, or I become old – I discharge my batteries. My soul would then find an excuse to get down from this jerky cab ASAP and take a better one, a fresh one. It won’t stop. It’s on a mission “Life continuum”. “By the way who am I? Well, you are listening to ‘conscience’, your co-pilot from mindcockpit. Along my side is flight commander Purpose. It’s a privilege navigating your mind. We both control your directions here from the clouds”.
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