I always believed that the dreams we see in our sleep are the thoughts that overflow from our subconscious self.
I had a dream last night. One big dream seen in three different fragments. It sounds profound. Yes, to me it does.
The first one was a conversation with two of my ex-colleagues about an important matter in life. The topic of which I can’t reveal right now, because it is what am writing my book about. I do get it, why I saw this in my dream because I keep thinking about it all the time.
The second one was someone who I know, came to pick one of the bottles I painted. I saw myself searching for the cork lights which I kept on the table, because I wanted to give the person, the bottle with the lights in them. Funny thing was, it was there, but I didn’t see it, until she was about to leave. This isn’t strange to be a dream, because I had a similar conversation with that individual and she said she will come home to pick the bottle.
The craziest was the third one, the person involved was one of the celebrities of Indian Cinema, he was right in front of me. He gave autograph to everyone, even my brother got the signature, but I missed it. Because I went to find the best diary of mine to get his signature, and I was too late. To be honest, am not a die-hard fan of this superstar, but I was hugely disappointed as I woke up because I just missed it. Isn’t it crazy?
Sigmund Freud, in his book ’The Interpretation of Dreams’ quoted that Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
Well, I have no idea what it meant or what profound thought was in my mind to see it.
But later, when I reflected on my dream, I found a meaning to what I saw.
Yes, the first part was a thought that never left my mind, because it is the most beautiful dream of my life.
The second one, made me feel that the things I need in my life are just around me, but I look for it elsewhere without realising it, until finally, I find it within my reach.
And the third one makes me understand, not everything needs to be perfect in life, because the search for perfection can ruin the actual fun.
Never mind, my mind is capable of bringing up bizarre rationales for everything I perceive.
So, what about that dream we see in broad daylight?
The one we see while we are fully awake, not by thoughts, but by passion.
The one for which we have to think a bit unique, outside the box.
The one for which we have to re-direct our journey from the set routes.
The one for which we have to be a bit different from the expected norms.
The one for which our heart leads the way rather than our brain.
The one for which every little step towards it imparts an immense joy of fulfilment.
I have a dream. Do you?
Yes, we all live a busy life, amidst COVID-19 ruining most of our plans. But do you think we can let it be?
Of course not.
Let’s rise up again, to pursue those dreams.
Not the one you see in your sleep, but the ones as Dr A P J Abdul Kalaam said,
“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.”
~ Chinchu Gibu