My thoughts seem to be centered around memories of the past a great deal lately.  As I pondered this, it occurred to me almost all of my dreams (perhaps all--but I cannot remember every dream--only that I dreamed at times) are centered around the past.  People I knew, events that occurred, places I have been, things I have done, and probably at the top of that list, at least recently, has been family.  Our dreams are manifestations of our subconscious when we are sleeping.  (Disclaimer--this is not scientific---only my observation).  SO---a little deductive reasoning---they are part of my past.  Perhaps the events of a particular dream have never occurred, might occur, or did occur, but the cast of our dreams are normally someone we know.  Oh, certainly, I have had a guest appearance by someone not known to me---but the scenario is usually some real thing that has happened or we have thought about.  I have had a handful of dreams---I felt were God sent, but they centered around events and people in my life.  So---follow me--then dreams come from our past---a great deal of the time.

Occasionally I dream about something which could happen.  Those dreams usually come from something I may have dreaded, or obsessed over, or anticipated.  I am dreaming of things to come---not things which are in my past.  It would stand to reason then--that dreams are past and future tense in most cases.  Think that over---how could you dream of the present when you are presently sleeping.

As I mulled this over--it occurred to me we really only have the present ~ the current moment.  Nothing more is promised--there is no guarantee of a future.  SO---I only have today to work with when it comes to leaving any thing of value, importance, or good.  That is a heavy proposition to live with.  If we want to leave this world a better place, influence those in our path, or any other noble and good thing ---the guarantee is there is only today to work with.  That puts a entirely new spin on how I plan to spend my day.  Daunting to say the least.

"Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring."

Proverbs 27:1


  1. I love the way your blog is written, in plain English like you are just talking. Love it so far and keep going!

  2. Our dreams can certainly weave the present, past and future into one crazy movie of our experiences, real or imagined. As long as we don't obsess with or aren't frightened by them, I do think dreams can be cathartic for us. About living in the moment? My post tomorrow addresses just that topic. Today, this moment, is all we are promised.
    Blessings, Lulu!


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