There are dreams and desires that play scenarios in the mind. The “What ifs?” and “If only’s…” distract us by constantly projecting an imagined future, replaying the past or distorting our perception of the present moment. When we project our desires and attachments, others simply become a screen that reflects our projection to us, for a time. And then we awaken from the dream thinking “This isn’t what I thought it would be…” and of course it isn’t. It never was.
To be aware means that you are shattering the illusion and flaming passion for life as it is rather than an projected image of what it may or may not be in the future. The ego is a by-product of illusion. As we awaken, we begin to recognize this and experience it’s mechanisms less and less. This is the joy of awakening – discovering the beauty of the Divine within ourselves and everything around us and seeing through the dream.
Bring consciousness and presence to this moment. No matter what you choose to do, give it your full attention and complete the task. When we bring our acts to completion, we stop carrying them around with us energetically. This lightens the load of thought and allows you to enter the Now with authenticity and awareness.
Today my intention is to rejoice in new growth and leave reservations behind me.