Have you ever been driving your car and suddenly realized you’ve been driving for miles, maybe even reached your destination, but didn’t remember doing the driving? This is the common phenomenon of unconscious driving. Some people call it automatic pilot. It may also be called unconscious competence – engaging in an activity without realizing how you are doing it or even that you are doing it.
The ability to drive a car without realizing you’re actually driving it can be used as a metaphor for life. Many of us go about our lives half-awake, half-conscious, or with our eyes half open not even realizing we’re doing it. We pay attention to the bare minimum, and ignore the things that create discomfort, conflict, pain, or boredom. We rely on our automatic pilot to get us through our day-to-day activities, falling further asleep at the wheel of life.
We sit in front of the television in a daze for hours at a time. We don’t really listen to our friends and family when they are sharing stories about their day. We read the words in a book, but don’t fully pay attention to what the author is saying. We fill our lives with activities that create stress and anxiety, and we ignore the pain in our backs that indicate that our well being is at risk.
If you are interested in a deeper look into this phenomenon, I am hosting a 4 hour workshop on this topic soon. If you would like to be placed on the priority notification list for open enrollment or have any questions click here: http://eepurl.com/iP4Cn, fill out the form and I will be in touch with you to answer any questions or to send you the workshop information.
Till next time.
Happiness & Joy,