When we are born, each of us is given a car to get around in life.  It’s called a body and it allows us to carry out the actions that our brains ask.

And during our lifetimes, we spent thousands of hours washing that car, polishing that car, gassing up that car, detailing that car, adding accessories to that car, cleaning bugs off that car, and generally trying to make that car look as good as we can.

What we don’t spent much time doing is car maintenance. We don’t check the tire pressure. We don’t change the oil and filters. We don’t keep the fluid levels topped off. We don’t even get periodic tune-ups to see what’s not working.

We spend so much time worrying about how our car looks and putting gas in it to keep it going that we don’t consider the internal mechanism until the engine gets sluggish before its time, or a tire goes flat, or the transmission locks up altogether. Then we take it to the mechanic, but often it’s too late. And late term maintenance is so damned expensive.

You are given only one car in this lifetime and if you want it to last as long as your brain, perhaps you should pay more attention to the service manual.

Now go for a walk today and listen to your engine purr.



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