Rev. Jimmie Scott
One of the most valuable necessities on the automobile is the rear-view mirror. When it is used in conjunction with the driver’s side mirror, it enables the driver to get a reasonably good view of the immediate surroundings behind him or her.
In that regard it can serve as a good analogy for living a good productive life. In my life, the brain serves as my rear-view mirror, but I have to monitor my reflections. The reason for monitoring is solely because of the mind’s tendency to exaggerate and/or minimize. Either practice can complicate my decision making in current activities.
For example, there have been a few times in my life where I believe I set goals and expectations too low. Other times I have overestimated my ability to accomplish them within the scope of time, energy and effort.
Miscalculations are often frustrating and nerve wracking but ultimately what is, is what it is. So we learn from it and move on. That’s life!
In one of my favorite songs by Mose Allison, he asks the question, “What ever happened to real life?”
We are living it!
Safe travels, friend…
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