A lump on the noggin…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was filled with splashed of color and snow, and as the sun set I wondered if the night would be filled with snow, or another bright moonlit sky.

I woke up this morning laughing to myself. Somewhere in the middle of the short sleep time I had a dream unfolded in my mind. The dream was long even though the time was potentially short. During this dream I had been hit in the head, had a huge lump on my forehead, and was feeling it in my dream over and over. I woke and the first thing I did was grab my head. I laughed for a few minutes, then considered how perception works.

I know, weird way to this end thought. How we perceive the world is how it is, and me grabbing my head was good, because I then realized what was real where I was. In my dream I had a big lump, but here I did not. Imagine if I had not checked and had walked around all day thinking about the bump on my head. Even though it wasn’t there, it may have felt real.

Perhaps we need to take a moment from time to time and think about what we think is real. Follow me for a second down a rabbit hole. Perhaps if you are sure of your thoughts you react and think that you know something, but it is not real. Maybe we should all consider that we define our own reality.

Years ago I dated someone who was constantly ashamed of her past. She never went into it but was often making decisions based on how her past played into it. These were sometimes hard on her, and quite self deprecating. Eventually she unloaded about the situation and I listened for a considerable time only to find her situation had been completely out of her control. When she finished I spoke to her about it, and explained that she had no control over her situation and it was not her fault. She looked at me with wide eyes as I explained my point of view and at the end bowed her head and said she had never thought about it that way.

Recently I have encountered similar, and I am always a little wide eyed when I find that so many people hold on to so much, they cannot see past themselves. Ouch.

What is the answer? To me it is being open to change your entire vision of the world daily. To be able to set aside fear, loathing, hate, disgust, and fear. (Yes, I know I said it twice). With those to the side perhaps we can see the world through fresh eyes, or perhaps not. That too is up to us. I will continue to reevaluate always, I hope you do as well.

So as the sun sets on another day, I should check my head more often. It makes me smile, and along the way, check your head and make sure you are doing what is good for you. The world is a better place because of it. Be the best ever changing open minded full of life seriously learning passionate paradox you that you can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep growing…