Posted by: Farhad | August 2, 2008

Highway of Life

A few months ago I was driving and suddenly as I was looking at the curve of the highway ahead of me and saw all the cars on the road ahead, and had an epiphany1.

I realized how much life mirrors a highway. We are all on the same road (spiritual evolution), headed in the same direction (our Christ consciousness or God Realization).

Cars representing the amount of stuff, wealth, or baggage that we carry around with ourselves on this road. Some are driving in their Mercedes, or Toyotas, or Bentlies, or Hummers, or Ferraris, or in my case Hyundai Accents.

Some of us are taking an active part in accelerating our spiritual growth by taking part in some kind of spiritual tradition, organized or otherwise, and it could be said that those people are in the “fast lane”.
Some are taking the time in the slow lane.
Some are just cruising along in the passenger seat or the back seat.
Some are stranded on the side of the highway; may be they have a challenge they have in their life that they are trying to fix before getting back on track. May be that challenge is part of their evolution.

Then there are those who have taken an exit and gotten lost in the side streets, i.e. getting addicted to illeagal or psychiatric drugs or alcohol.
May be they are wrapped up on some video game, fantasy football, Dungeons & Dragons, or some other fantasy for 3 days straight.
May be they spend their time in casinos voluntarily handing over whatever the taxman has left of their hard-earned dollars.

May be they spend all their time working at a job they get no satisfaction from, and then come home and spend the rest of their time on reality tv and various series designed to get them hooked while someone else steals their country away.

There are many hooks, distractions, and traps on the highway of life.

But in any case, we are all part of this journey and we are on this road together, so let us show each other more compassion and respect, and lend each other a helping hand when possible.

God bless.

Farhad Kazemi
http://www.farhadkazemi.com

1. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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Responses

  1. Very nice post. I like it. I do remember times I felt I was on the side of the road, broken down.

    Remember, “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear”. ha ha ha
    Blessings to you!


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