Thanks to technology, most cars of the future will have a device called, "Blind Spot Assist", which will help drivers safely change lanes and overtake.
Cameras are strategically placed under the two side vision mirrors which help detect vehicles in a driver's blind spot. Some prestige car manufacturers already have this device available on some of their models as an optional accessory.
What I find interesting though is, while creating an amazing assortment of technological devices for our safety, comfort and convenience on the road (all of which are great), we haven't as yet thought of inventing a "Blind Spot Assist" to help with our journey on life's highway.
Many of us tend to go it alone, hoping to make the right decisions for success and for navigating through the many challenges life throws our way.
However when we look back at our life experiences, we find that on many occasions we should've listened to the still, small voice trying to guide us. This "still small voice" is described in many different ways - instinct, gut-feel, inner voice, sixth sense, our inner guide, spirit.
When we listen to this "voice", it seems that things turn out a whole heap better.
It's what I call my 'inner or internal blind spot assist'.
I believe that every human being is gifted with this.
However, as with most things in life, we need to develop this part of our 'being' so that we become better at listening and doing what "it" tells us. I've found that this 'voice' speaks only positive things that will not only help us but be a positive influence in the lives of others.
I remember some 18 years ago we were driving on one of our freeways into the city. Since it was the peak hour morning traffic the freeway had come to a virtual standstill.
But before it did, I had this strong 'urge' to pray a prayer of safe passage for our family on the road that morning. As the traffic ground to a halt, our car was in the outside lane alongside the half-metre steel girders that separate the inbound traffic from the outbound.
I noticed a huge semi-trailer truck heading towards us on the opposite side of the road. About 300 metres before reaching where we were stationary, I saw it lurch out of control.
Like a speeding cannon ball, it careered across the road heading straight in our direction. We watched in horror as it bore down on us and we had nowhere to go.
The front of this out of control truck hit the girder at the exact spot where we were parked.
The truck looked like it was going to crash over the girder onto our car.
But for some inexplicable reason, the truck careered off the girder spinning out of control. By some strange miracle, the truck came to a standstill further down the road without injuring the driver or any other motorists that day.
I've often thought about this incident and shudder to think what would've happened if I hadn't "listened" to the "voice" urging me to pray a prayer of protection over my family and our car.
I've since had many other strange and interesting 'encounters' with my 'internal blind spot assist'. I'm thankful that as I journey through life, I know that I have an invisible 'friend' who I can rely on to guide me through the maze of life.
Many great books have been written about this "inner voice" and I can safely say that I'm learning more and more to rely on it for many different things.
One book in particular speaks about this 'guide' better than most. It's The Holy Bible, and in John Chapter 16, it encourages us to develop a 'listening' and 'partnering' relationship with this "inner guide".
As you read about this "inner voice" may the revelation you receive enlighten you, illuminating your life's journey, so that you can 'see' further than your challenges.
nColin Deoki resides in Australia and is a frequent letter writer to The Fiji Times.
The views are his and not of this newspaper.