Dreaming

The dreams and nightmares of a lifetime in the mind.

That is where almost all humans spend almost all of their waking moments, not just when they are sleeping. When we believe we have woken up from sleep, well we’ve got out of bed, but we are still in a subconscious or even unconscious state within our mind.

Thought, a continuous stream inside our head, like a tap that is always on, so much so that is it the norm, thinking but never aware of the actual moment.

The constant noise disrupts us from experiencing our real lives, it prohibits us from actually being awake and fully conscious. We rarely experience reality.

We never think about this moment, only the past or the future, two things that do not exist.

Wakening from our dream requires one simple step, become aware of our surroundings, notice things, sense things, see things, smell things, simply witness and listen to our thoughts without judgement or response and the mind goes silent. Even just to listen and feel our own breathing. This will bring us consciousness and into the moment that is our real life.

Then we realise the insanity of constant thought, most of which is destructive and adding no value.

Do we want to continue dreaming our life away or do we actually want to live it?

Jolt

Often we have things that occur, situations that arise, that jolt us into reality. Like we’ve been suddenly awoken from a deep sleep, startled, shaken.

These moments are when we feel surreal. But it is these very moments that are when we are actually fully conscious, and as they are so few, that is why we feel they are strange.

Like sudden amazing beauty in nature, a birth, or something shocking like a car crash or a death.

The thing is if we focus on being present and we experience each moment, we do not have to rely on a jolt to wake us up.