Feb 8, 2020
During the night, you dream you’ve lost your job, then your house, then your family. You’re living homeless on the street and develop a drinking problem to cope with your tragedy. But then, suddenly, you wake up in your comfy bed to the phone ringing, and your spouse tells you it’s your manager asking if you can come in today.
Do you start looking for a job, or seek counseling for your imagined alcohol addiction? Of course not! So what changed? What happened to all of your problems? When you wake, you realize it was only a dream. When you see the cause was imagined, you realize so are the effects, and simply let it go.
The same happens when we realize that this life is no different from a dream. While dreaming, we’re naively identified with the body, it’s activities, problems, and all the worry over outcomes of events. That is, until we wake up and realize these ideas had only been imagined. Then we cease being troubled by our dreamt up narratives of what happened in the past, or is happening now, or will happen in the future. We just simply let it go. It’s understood that nothing which happens in the dream, can define or affect who we are that has awakened from the dream.