My car … my life
The only thing a rear view mirror is good for is to see what’s behind you. It doesn’t give you any insight as to what’s around the corner, it gives no enlightenment to the opportunities that lie ahead nor does it give you a sneak peek as to who’s beside you giving you support. Only what’s behind. Hence, why it is called rear view.
It is best to have your eyes focused on the windshield more than the rear view. As you watch where you’re going and see what lies ahead, you can maneuver as you go. You can look further down the path & decide if you want to turn or go straight. As the journey of life meanders, just like your car on a long windy country road, you can enjoy the scenery, coast along & be in the moments that surround you.
There will be times that you have so many things going on in your life, you feel like you’re on an expressway and you better be alert throughout the whole chapter you’re in or you could lose focus and end up in a mess that you never saw coming. If you get that glazed-over look, the one that comes after a long, hard day…you might not see clearly what is right in front of you.
The side mirrors are just as important. Check in to see who’s beside you, who’s moving at the same rate as you, who’s moving in too close and who just left the scene. In your life…. Can you trust the people all around you? Can you watch by their choices where they’re going and if it will impact your path or not? Are you able to continue forward while enjoying their presence beside you or are they a threat?
And always be aware of your blind spots. Like in a car, you have to be very aware you have them. Can you see when someone is manipulating, playing or controlling you? You want to be sure that you have a good sense of your blind spots. Is one of your blind spots to believe everything people say? Is it to ignore what they say because you need them in your life? Is it to wear your rose colored glasses so it appears to look different than it really is because you don’t want to know the truth? Do not ignore your blind spots.
Be aware of what’s happening behind, in front and beside you…in your car and in your life. Be alert.