Thursday, 7 February 2008

To Dream or Not to Dream?

Life is a dream.

Whether I'm having a "pleasant" or a "painful" experience it's still a dream. Naturally, I prefer to experience wonderful dreams of love and joy and wonder.

Now the problem with dreaming is I can get so caught up in a dream that I can forget that's it's only a dream, which can be changed or dissolved at any moment. This leads to my thought of today with a little help from my friend, William Shakespeare.

To dream or not to dream? That is the question.

In yesterday's "The London Paper" I read a review about a documentary that was being shown on television that evening about a young man with some mental illness. What attracted me to it was its title: "The disease with no name." According to the review, the experts are baffled because they can't figure out what's wrong with the man. In other words, they can't fit the man into a nice little box. I didn't watch the documentary though to formulate my own opinion.

During my bus journey this morning I was reading "The Metro" newspaper. At one point I suddenly felt queasy on the verge of throwing up. Instead of looking for a reason or cause why I was feeling that way, I knew there was no cause to it. The queasiness dissolved into nothing.

In order to experience a dream, there must be a dreamer; that which is created needs a creator; every effect has a cause. However, if I don't wish to perpetuate a situation or experience, I can easily dismiss it as having no cause, no dreamer, and no creator. Where there is nothing holding an experience in place, it has to dissolve into nothing.

To dream or not to dream? Hmmm, that's a very good question.


Related articles: Unopposed; Cause or Effect?; Your Box is Empty; The Dream of Losing and Finding; The Causeless Cause; Nothing Cannot Harm You; The Spiritual Paradox; To Be or Not To Be?; It is All Nothing!; There is No Cause