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?

Your dog

‘Cookie’ by Philip Dodson

Your dog has no opinions of itself or you.

That’s why it is always pleased to see you, always wagging its tail and is full of joy.

We as humans can also choose this, it simply means that we have to learn to observe and witness our own thoughts without evaluation. This will allow the judgemental thoughts to dissolve as we have not given them energy or acted upon them.

We can then see ourselves and others with no filters, wag our tails and be like the dog, free from the judgements of our mind.