“Open your eyes, for this world is only a dream.” ~ Rumi
When do you dream? Do you like being in a dream?. Sleep is a beautiful part of life, as it kind of erases every thought for that moment of sleep. When we can sleep peacefully, almost instantly, wherever you can – is considered a blessing. Why is that as children we can sleep so peacefully and as we grow older, we tend to sleep less and less? It is simply because nothing matters so much when we are fresh in this world. We are able to let go easily. We move on. The more older we get, the more we want to hold on to. The reason we want to hold on to – is because we do not want to lose our hold, our ego and our place in this world. We are scared somehow of the limited time we have on this planet, the more when we grow older – so that we want to use every moment to establish what we want. It is also fear that drives us to stay awake as much as we can. We are fearful of leaving this world, dying. We want our dream to stay on, we want to enjoy the view.
You dream vividly with closed eyes, only when we open we see the reality.
What we are supposed to do be is exactly opposite of what we already know and what we thought is reality. When we want to dream we are sleeping, we think opening the eyes to this world is reality. If we realize and turn it around – when you open and see this world, we need to realize it is a dream in itself. We are all living in this real dream. The dream of life. What we need to do is really open our eyes. We have to open our true eyes within ourselves, that is what will show us what is the real world. The real true you, rather than this amazing dream. The dream which we have started to own and associate as real. How much we have thought it as real, that we fight for survival, hang on to things which were all made in this dream like money, relationships and faiths. All of this are bound by only rules of this dream. The minute you wake up, this will seem only like a distant memory. Let us realize that this entire life is going to flash in front of us sometime and it will pass like how a dream really passes through us. That makes our life now much simpler. There is no reason to fight over anything – or argue over anything – or repent over anything – it is all a dream. This will also pass.
Open your eyes to yourself. All this drama of your act in this dream will seem silly. Laugh over it, enjoy these moments in this dream – take only things which matter as memories. None of it that was created in this dream will matter soon. They will all vanish very quickly when you wake up in the morning, that morning when you leave this body and see your life fully – that is the morning which will matter. nothing else really truly matters.