Relativity of Movement
Driving seems like the an obvious place where we are in control of our movement. So it makes a great place to practice getting used to the two of the most important concepts in achieving lasting peace and happiness: the ideas that we are neither a self nor a doer.
We are doing this practice because, as counterintuitive as it sounds, the biggest names in the pantheon of great masters, from Lao Tzu to Buddha to Krishna to Jesus all tell us that we are not the one doing the doing in our life. This is a very deep and subtle teaching and one of the keys to realizing an end to suffering in our life. This podcast is about practice through guided meditation so we are not going to try to explain it. We are just going to practice it. But here are a few quotes so you don't have to take my word for it:
“The wise person does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone”
– Lao Tzu
Your true “Self, confused by the idea of an ‘I’, thus thinks, ‘I am the doer.’”
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do.”
"‘Don't be afraid! Stand still, and see what the LORD will do to save you today.’
"All things [and experiences] are thoughts which the Creator thinks... What a joy ... to perceive the unmoved mover moving in all that moves. He who is hidden, manifest through all his works."
- The Hermetica (The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs)
“Not by might nor by power, but by my spirit alone [all things are done]," says the Lord Almighty.
- Book of Zechariah, Hebrew Bible