All our lives, our dreams have defined us – and given the promise of grand scale to our little lives. Even in our bleakest hours, they have held out a flickering hope. And yet, the message I am getting from various sources is that the time has come to ask if our dreams are keeping us from the beauty, truth and joy in the now.
Are we being suffocated by the momentum of desires from the past – the outdated passions that don’t let us be steady in the loving, peaceful present? Can we now gather the courage to shake ourselves, look around and ask ourselves honestly in this moment: Are those old dreams valid? Or is it now time to live wide-awake and respond afresh in the present moment?
For anyone else for whom this resonates, I would like to share some questions from GD as a powerful enquiry. You don’t need to answer the questions verbally or even figure out the right answer. Just allow the questions to seep in slowly and see what opens up for you…
- Which dreams from the past do you still use
to make yourself feel incomplete and unfulfilled?
- What spiritual or material stories are you using
to keep on ‘running’ all the time?
- What desires are you chasing that make you
blind to the love-peace-joy that is present right-now?
- In which areas do you continue to sacrifice
Consciousness and Peace for the sake of compulsive desires?
- What wisdom or space can you allow to enter…
that will allow you the deep-rest you truly desire?