no kidding

his royal lowness - March 10, 2015d

Dreams often seem so obscure…

At least, at first glance.

At second glance, they may seem painfully obvious.

I’m thinking of a dream, from years ago…

In the dream…

It’s night.  I’m sitting behind the steering wheel of my car…

But the wheel is so big—I can barely see over it.  How can I drive without wrecking the car?

As I recall, I didn’t get this dream at first…

But I maybe I missed message because I couldn’t yet accept its truth…

It’s not that the steering wheel was any larger—I was smaller.  Child-size!

According to this dream…

…if I start thinking and acting in an immature way…

I won’t be able to guide myself.

I’ll be a hazard—not just to myself, but also to others.

So…

…whenever, I’m feeling confused about what to do…

…whenever my life feels out of control…

…the solution may be this simple: stop being such a baby.

(For more on immaturity, see the post for January 19, 2015.)

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
finding Beauty: the book

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About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.
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