I had a dream last night. In the dream I was outside somewhere waiting for someone. I was waiting for someone who will never come. While waiting, I asked myself anxiously, ‘what am I doing?’ and than suddenly, I hear a voice speaking. It was as if I was speaking to myself, and yet it was someone else’s voice. It said, ‘If you wait for the sky to come down, it will never come’, and I woke up at that point.
Maybe you can relate to the truth of that phrase, but the dream not just reminded me not to wait to achieve the goal I want to achieve NOW, but also reminded me of a dream I had long time ago back in the year 2001. I still have the dream recorded in my dream journal. It happened on the 19th August 2001.
In that dream, I was in a room like place with my spiritual master. There were many others who were also there. I had a feeling there were about twelve of us excluding the master. In the dream, we were discussing about some spiritual matters about how soul travels.
While discussing about that, we saw an ice cream sales man passing us by. The master turned towards him and asked, ‘Who is going to buy me ice-cream?’ He pointed towards one of the student and said, ‘Ok, you’.
The student followed the master with a biscuit in his hand to give the ice cream sales man and buy an ice cream. When the man received the round biscuit which looked like deep golden color coin, he twisted it and looked at it. Meanwhile, the master went to the back of the ice cream cart. Than this ice cream man left quickly. He didn’t give us a chance to speak.
Than the master told us that he was suppose to tell him, ‘When he (we) die it would be too late’, but I saw the master leaving the book ‘How I learned Soul Travel‘ and some other documents which looks like brochures behind the ice cream man’s cart. The master face appeared as if sad.
I ended the dream with that last sentence because I couldn’t recall more. The point I am relating this dream and the dream I dreamt last night is to point out some important truths to you. First, we can and do get spiritual guidance from our dreams and learn to solve our immediate problems in life. Second, through the dream I am learning the value of not procrastinating what we are supposed to do in life.
Through the dream the master is reminding me that time really waits for no man. If you wait until you die it will be too late. Life is like that. When truth is given to us, so many of us take it for granted and waste our time instead of doing what is important. We procrastinate as if there is always time forgetting that future is only a probability. It may never come after tonight.
We all live by hope, but the truth is hope can never save us from reality and the reality is sooner or later, we all will have to face the reality of death. It’s coming, but one should not fear it. The question is however; why not spend our life doing something matters now instead of waiting for tomorrow? What’s worth doing and what isn’t? Why not live our life to the fullest today as if there will never be a tomorrow? Why not be the best we can ever be today as if there will never be tomorrow?
What is important for me as I see it from the dream is simply, I should learn to die daily so when the actual time comes for me to leave this world permanently, I will be prepared. Think about it. How many of us actually prepare to die? It does not mean you neglect your life. It only means, while doing all the important things in life, take the trouble to learn about the after life, and how you can prepare yourself here and now for the world hereafter.
If you wait until you die, it will be too late. If you wait for the sky to come down, it will never come. Don’t waste your time waiting for something that will never come. It’s time to reconsider your goals in life and do something that really matters in life.