Kaleidoscope of Memories
Last night I had a beautiful dream. It was so vivid. When I woke up in the morning it did not really feel I was sleeping and dreaming. It felt like it all really happened…. It was a meeting with a long lost friend from the past.
I know I keep saying live in the present but when you see a dream as this one it transports you to the past. The lovely times that you spent with someone you loved. Do you too have such dreams?
I woke up from the dream and could not stop thinking about it. So I halted my morning routine, sat on the living room sofa and just gazed outside. The weather was beautiful, further intensifying my dreamlike state.
Like the kaleidoscope turns creating beautiful images right in front of our eyes… images which truly are not as we see them…. These memories too have this beautiful essence. We cherish them each day and yet they belong to another day. They do not exist anywhere but to us they are larger than life… especially when they come flooding into our thoughts.
It is so awesome how memories can take us back. Do you also sometimes feel the feelings as you felt it then? Do you also see the kaleidoscope of events turn in front of your eyes, open or closed? With all my practice of yoga and meditation it still catches me off balance and makes me live in a time from the past.
And to tell the truth, I love that dream like feeling of being in another time and place. Even though I cannot really be there in body, just being their in my thoughts and my soul somehow feels beautiful.
Thoughts are such a wonderful tool, to time travel, to fantasize. To think of things that cannot be otherwise, you know what I mean? After all life is so limited in what we can have and cannot have. I do not mean to be negative here, but just by fantasizing and running this beautiful kaleidoscope why not experience something which otherwise may not be.
But when I say fantasize I mean it from a place of relishing a feeling, a place of positivity of just day dreaming. Keep the yearning out. And who knows thoughts may have wings and you actually get what you dream of! Ah I know it is a lot of wishful thinking…. but why not? Just for today… Why not?
Be happy where you are but once in a while let yourself flow…. float to a future or a past that you relished and let the kaleidoscope turn and create beautiful imagery. Create a life you would love. You could journal about it, or you can just sit in meditation, surround yourself with peace and let the memories and the images float. That really was what my meditation felt like today…. And it was beautiful.
I carried the dreamlike state into my day along with the happiness and the joy. The kaleidoscope of memories is still turning and I feel it inwardly in the joy and outwardly in the constant smile on my lips.
I’m participating in #BlogchatterA2Z and this post corresponds to letter K!