Have you watched / read “Alice in Wonderland”? We will comeback to that soon :). “My Favourite Vehicle” was a kind of banal topic to write on still I thought about it.
What do you use vehicles for? For traveling, isnt it? Well, before going further, I thought to look at meaning of Travel. Travel means to make a journey, to go from one place to the other (Webster and Dictionary). I have traveled on/in many vehicles right from bicycle to airplane, including horse-cart too. I used to look up to horse-carts when I was a kid, I loved horses always. Where all have you traveled?
I thought about vehicles and travel, aha! I had an insight. My favourite vehicle is – rather I would say my favourite vehicles “are” – my thoughts. They take me anywhere I want to go irrespective of space and time. In fact many times they take me wherever they want to take me. Last year this time I was in Canada, my wife came later. We have been talking / thinking about our wonderful time in Canada.
Do I have a control on my thoughts? The answer is Yes and No both. Many a times I control them (as right now, when I am writing) and some time the thoughts take me anywhere they could connect the dots. Thoughts are most powerful vehicles we have. They not only have the power to take us to a wonderland (Alice’s wonderland) but also have the power of imagining future and innovate. Look at what I started off and what I am writing now – My favourite vehicle to Alice in wonderland! Isn’t it true that our thoughts are the best vehicle to take us anywhere? Even for that matter, my blog title “Business to the Buddha” I was told once, you connect the dots that seem very disconnected (paraphrase). This is the power of thoughts.
Thoughts, imaginations and vision create the foundation for what we want to achieve.
Thoughts, imaginations and vision create the foundation for what we want to achieve. Vehicles (means) help us reach there, isnt it? For example – a thought to go hiking can help you make a plan, take action, suit-up for it and go do it. Imaginations can help you think of making Star wars (in 1977 – hats off Mr Lukas) actions here become your vehicle to achieve it. Similarly a vision of a leader (business or social / political) can help a group decide to do the unthinkable. These are some representatives of thoughts. However, here I am talking about the thoughts themselves as vehicles. The Buddha had said “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” So board the vehicle of thoughts carefully.
If it comes out to select a vehicle which is my choice, that is difficult. Because I base my choices based on situations – if I am taking a leisure ride I am fine walking or with a bicycle, but if I have to go attend a meeting or some function – I may be fine taking a car, bus or scooter who knows a plane.
Just realized that this blog title (Loose Bloggers Consortium) was for last month and my thoughts took me in Aug! May be my mind had a late spark. So now do you know the vehicle? It took me to Aug and here are some thoughts on my favourite vehicle. Check out few other blogger’s (Shackman, Rummuser) favourite vehicle. I am sure you would love to read their take on favourite vehicle. How do you commute? What is your choice of vehicle?
Image source – http://www.theprasanthireporter.org/2015/01/watch-your-thoughts/