A thought comes to you. An insignificant memory that randomly pops into your mind.
And for a split second, you believe it.
Whenever it was from. Whoever you were with. Whatever you were doing. It doesn't matter because it's over now. But the memory remains with you.
That is, until you start to question it.
Did that actually happen or was it just a dream?
You know what I'm talking about, right? We've all been there.
Those times when a dream felt so real that it's hard to determine whether it was reality or just that... a dream.
But have you ever taken the time to think about why that is? Why is it that our dreams and reality are sometimes indistinguishable from one another?
Well, I think I have an answer for you (at least one that makes sense to me so I'm going to roll with it).
Dreams can often feel like reality because in some way... they are.
Think about it. When you're fast asleep and in the dream state, your subconscious mind completely takes over.
So those visions that you dream every night are just a reflection of your subconscious. They're a reflection of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, desires, insecurities, fears... the list could go on and on.
And research even shows that if you pay attention, your dreams can tell you a lot about yourself.
They can show what you truly want in life.
So in a lot of ways, the dreams you have when you're asleep are just a reflection of the dreams you want in life.
And that's exactly why it can be so hard to distinguish between dreams and reality.
Because all those things you dream and aspire to become. All those things you hope to accomplish. All those things you want to see and do in life... are already with you. You already have them.
All it takes is to dig deep and look within yourself to understand how to get there.
Now, I know this sounds all "woo woo" and esoteric.
But I recently read something about dreams that made me look at them differently.
It went something like this:
You aren't accomplishing the things you want in life because you're chasing after your dreams. You put them on a pedestal and act like you aren't worthy of them.
So instead, if you really want to live out your dreams, you have to do just that... live like you already have them.
Because as we've already seen, your dreams have always been and always will be a part of you. You have to stop chasing after them and bring them down to your level.
Only then will you realize you've had the potential to live them this entire time.
So there you have it. My take on dreams and reality.
I'm neither a scientist nor a psychologist. So maybe all this is just nonsense and you leave scratching your head thinking "who does this guy think he is?"
But maybe there's some truth to it. Or maybe better... we'll never truly know.
All I do know is that it never hurt to see your worth in what you are rather than what you could be.
So stop chasing your dreams and start living them.
Because sometimes they're closer than you realize.
Never stop dreaming,