Living with Mind, Body and Spirit(Experiencing Life from the Back Seat)
Your complete identity is mind, body and spirit. You are made up of these three elements.
Your mind is not thee mind and your brain is not your mind, the mind of the creator is the only mind that is. You serve the purpose of the creator and that purpose is to experience being independent of the creator. It is the creator trying to experience the creator, by not being the creator. You are in service to that which created you by being separated from it.
The physical experience can only be experienced with a physical body, so mind imagined a physical body to move through the physical dimensional worlds.
Because the body needed a secondary mind or driver to operate in this realm it imagined "you," and the "one mind," became a passenger observing the physical world through your eyes and senses and the illusion of your own mind.
Because mind is only a passenger or tourist along for the ride, mind gave you (ego) a mind of your own, or an illusion of an independent mind. It imagined itself in the driver’s seat. This separation gave you independence to move at your own free will.
Before your birth, mind decided what it wanted to experience in the physical realm and put you into the driver’s seat and gave you the perfect vehicle for the trip, a destination, gas, credit cards and a map to get you there. Because it is the ego that maneuvers through the physical world via its senses, it entrusted you or gave you free will to get around or experience the pot holes, detours and other obstacles as you journey through a life experience.
The mind is just the observer and it does not control the body in that it pretends to be taking a back seat to your own. It has given you absolute freedom of choice (unconditional love) to make any turns (correct or incorrect) to get to its destination. Through your experience and independence the mind has a sense of its own creation.
The spirit is the power, in this case the car that responds to the wishes of the ego. When the ego wishes to make a detour the spirit makes it happen. When the ego wishes to go faster or slower the spirit responds in kind. The triune of mind, body and spirit operate with the understanding that all three are going to arrive at the same place eventually.
The passenger has only one instruction… just keep moving, and do not stop for anything. The driver may forget that there is a passenger from time to time or where it is going, but it is driven by the life force to keep driving. The spirit (car) always obeys, that is its only purpose to respond to your every command. The mind wants to experience the ride, the ego (you) decides how to get there and the spirit responds to the command of the ego. When all three elements of being are in harmony things remain on the straight and narrow.
The straight and narrow is not the only way of getting to a destination, and that is why there are so many drivers. Because there is only one mind, the mind of the creator, it is in the back seat of every car on every road experiencing every aspect of physical life. There is no need for it to give instructions to you, because the choices that you make are perfect considering your model of the world and how you relate to it and how you choose to reach your destination. All roads lead to the same place, they are circular, despite your best efforts, and you can never be lost… sometime just powerfully turned around.
When I look across the part of the ocean that flows in and out of the inlet beneath my office window, I realize that the ocean goes nowhere. Twice a day it moves out and twice a day it comes back. I may not notice the movement of the tide because I am not focused on the time of day when the ocean is at my feet. When I am focused on it I will simply see it at different places in time and because my senses react faster than the movement of the ocean I notice the movement, as a high speed camera picks up the movement of a fast moving object that we would not normally notice. Everything pulsates in and out, back and forth, nothing is solid or permanent. I will only see a moment of awareness that I am focused on.
All the vehicles across the inlet that move to the east in the morning come back to the west in the evening. The east is just an extension of the west and the space in between is created by movement in time and space of the vehicles moving. All the cars that move throughout the day are always there, it is only the illusion of time and space that brings them in and out of my focus.
Your passenger understands these movements and only wishes to experience them. The illusion is that it is she that is going along for the ride, but it is actually you that is experiencing the movement, the stops and starts, and the turns. There is no place to go or come from, and there is only the illusion of leaving and coming back. All three of you are in agreement to experience the ride.
Awareness of these things brings understanding and less urgency to rush to somewhere you will never get to. It is in the knowing that you are already there that brings the peace that you are looking for. At that point you can relax and enjoy the ride. You, the passenger and the car are one, you are inseparable.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.Review Roy's new book at: http://www.yourlifewasnevermeanttobeastruggle.com