Even those who believe dreams are meaningless nonsense must admit…
…a dream can sometimes be such fun.
In a recent dream…
I’m following a trail through a wooded city park.
On the bank of a creek, I find a section of board about a foot wide and a couple of feet long.
Just for fun, I put the board into the water to see if it’ll hold me. And to my surprise, the wood supports my weight. I began to float down the creek. I’m now headed in the direction from which I came.
I can see the skyscrapers of the city in the distance above the trees. But my vision is a little hazy. If the creek has a sudden drop-off ahead, I might not see it in time.
Nevertheless, I feel fairly safe and keep going with the slow current.
But eventually, I realize I must make a choice. Should I continue down the creek or return to the trail?
While walking the trail, I had a destination. As I float, I’m getting farther and farther away from that destination.
So, I decide to return before I go too far.
A positive dream overall. Yes, I’m concerned about the haziness in my eyes…
However, my vision has been even worse in past dreams. Sometimes, I’m driving at night and can barely see. Or my car windows have fogged up.
So this dream actually shows an improvement.
I encouraged by other aspects of the dream as well…
For one thing, I’m willing to experiment. Also: I maintain my balance and “go with the flow”…
I allow myself a little fun—a break…
Then, when making my decision, I listen to my heart. I don’t know exactly where I’m headed on that path, I only know there’s a deep desire to get there.
Okay, that’s all well and fine…but I don’t see how this dream relates to my present or my future. So I’m a little frustrated—I want to apply this message to my waking life.
Maybe the answer will come to me eventually…if not in a day or two, or a week or two, then in a month or two…or even year or two.
In the meantime, I will enjoy the memory of floating down that creek.
© 2019, Michael R. Patton
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