What are the driving ‘ologies” I hear you ask? Well the driving ‘ologies is a new book I’m working on that states: That the state of your life can very easily be demonstrated by the way you drive your car. (I can hear the moans and groans of confusion already) 😛
Well here is an easy and simple demonstration. Here is a set of questions for you:
Do you pay attention to the road? Do you drive unconsciously or consciously? Do you check your mirrors when making turns? Do you speed and are you tense or are you quite chilled?
And here is another set of questions for you: Do you pay attention to your life? Do you live consciously or unconsciously? Are you conscientious of those around you? Does it feel like your life is racing along with life outside like a blur or do you have the time to appreciate the journey?
Notice the similarities? Yes? If not I will be elaborating further on this issue. Next time you drive anywhere, observe yourself or get someone else to observe you and note any similarities in the way you drive and live your life. 😉
Wow, Amit, that’s brilliant! I’m looking forward to the book!
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve driving my commute to work without any noise on the way: no tapes or Cd’s (not even personal development ones!), no music, no radio, nothing but my own thoughts. Sometimes I’ve been using the time for reflection, sometimes for meditation (eyes open!), sometimes for affirmations, and sometimes with just awareness, like you talk about. I’ve got to say that I’ve been feeling a lot better, and enjoying the journey a lot more, since I started doing this.
Thanks Lyman, I think it’s great that you’re doing your journeys without music. I do the same sometimes too and I find that it truly gives me a chance to work on myself and do things like meditate. 🙂 I’ll keep you updated on the book! 😉