I pulled into the parking space on the crowded street, I looked around at
all the parked cars. I wondered where all the owners of the cars were and
what they were doing at that moment. In a conversation with my friend Sue
last night, she said to me God cannot work with parked cars. The comment
she made really made me think about my life and how often I park my car of
life and shut if off.
all have different aspects on life. We all look for strength from others
including friends, coworkers, family, God, the universe and so many more.
What we really need to be looking at is the strength we have
within. I have been seeking for some time now and wondering how I am to
find my purpose. Is it through meditation? Is it through prayer? Is
it through my intuition? Is it through reinventing myself?
have realized with Sue’s reminder that I will go nowhere as long as my
car is parked.
journey of life has traveled many routes in the last forty-four years of
my life. Some of the travels
have been great trips others have been rocky roads.
As I reflect upon those journeys, I realize that I and I alone am
the one that can keep the journey going. If I choose to put my life in
park, I will get nowhere and remain stuck in a rut of life that will
definitely go nowhere. However, if I take my life and put it in gear I
will continue to learn who I am and who I can be.
is challenging and not easy to keep going in life some days. Taking risks
and making choices for me carries many fears. Fears some days that I
choose not to face. If I continue to choose not to face those fears, I
will always be stuck in the rut and left wondering could my life have been
new year is about to begin for me; a new year that will be filled with
challenges and fears, but most of all, a new year with great opportunities
for me. It is up to me to take my car of life put it in gear and travel
the road of life. I ask you to think about where your car of life is now?
Are you stuck in a rut? Are you afraid to move forward?
I have learned from Empowered Recovery we have choices to make
regarding the relationships we find ourselves in, just as I have a choice
now with the beginning of a new year of my life.
choose on this chilly night to continue to move my car of life along. I
will move it along one turn at a time. I vow to myself if the detours of
life get in my way, I will not park the car. I will put it in high gear
and keep speeding along to my inner happiness. Won’t you join me? I
would love to see you on the highway of life as well. After all, as you
travel along today and you see the junk cars that we often see sitting in
folk’s yard, you can say to yourself, “Thank goodness I chose not to
park my car”? For if you had “parked your car,” you too would just
be a piece of metal sitting in a place rusting away to nothing. Aren’t
you worth more?
know I am!
Walters, February 21, 2006