“Your beliefs become your thoughts...
Your thoughts become your words....
Your words become your actions....
Your actions become your habits...
Your habits become your values....
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi ―
Why my Dreaming Practice is vital in my day
Perhaps this quotation from Mahatma Gandhi is the perfect answer for those who have asked about my blog posts. People complain that they do not have time to Dream or meditate. They say "I have enough to do without spending silent time in their Dreaming chair." Without Dreaming, which can be defined as meditation with intention, I notice that I become human doing; I lose my human being-ness.
Without the awareness of what we are thinking we are destined to live an unexamined life. A consistent
Dreaming practice opens the path to personal awareness. Humans possess the ability to focus their
attention on anything they choose. Without awareness, we sleep through our daily lives, often re-living
the beliefs of our early conditioning or programming from our family of origin. The determination to
create my destiny through awareness of what makes me happy and supports my personal freedom,
which is the Toltec path, is at the core of my beliefs, thoughts, words and actions. As I alleviate my
personal suffering, and experience sustained happiness which is my birthright, I expand my light in the
This morning’s Dreaming Practice
This morning, as I relaxed into my Dreaming position in the pyramid structure that is the principal point
in my living room, I had a “to-do” list. The intention to quiet mind and focus on my breath was not
working. Without Judgment, while focusing on my breath, I allowed my laundry list to dance through my
Call the insurance company about a crack in the wind shied
check my airbnb site for new reservations and communicate with guests,
call a friend who got married this weekend,
check the weather,
guide my house-mate as he weed wacked distinguishing the plants from the weeds
complete washing and folding the laundry
unload the dishwasher
check my lab reports from my doctor and make the necessary communication,
prepare for and make a scheduled business call
make a short list for the supermarket
collect money from my house-mates for groceries
write this blogpost, …
I allowed the list to go on, and made a clear intention that I would remember the list when I returned to my day. At this writing I am in the midst of this blog post) and have completed the entries on my list, except the supermarket which I will achieve this evening after a Prosperity focused Class. Even dinner is made.
Then I was able to quiet my mind, and experience the silence. My mind cleared and feelings of gratitude
and appreciation flowed through me. When I left this Dreaming state, my mind was clear, and observed
myself in the now moment for the remainder of the day.
Though not every Dreaming time is like the one I chronicle here, it is not unusual for me to complete a “to-do” list before the welcomed silence emerges. This Dreaming Practice is a vital aspect of my morning
ritual; I do not judge myself when I am challenged by human responsibilities, and my mind needs to
empty before it will become quiet; I do not force myself to get quiet, which I have found really wastes
time while my monkey mind grows louder. I surrender to what it is, which then passes. I am grateful for
this Dreaming practice. In the silence, peace emerges. Surrendering to what is in each moment of I live
each day to the fullest.
Questions and comments are welcome.