Dream of Surfing on the Moon
“My wife and I were talking and she suggested that we go to the Moon. I told her that I really didn’t want to go to the moon because there really wasn’t anything there. In the next moment I was on the moon’s surface. The scene was in black and white. Shortly thereafter I noticed that there was some water and small waves. I said to myself that it was so cool that the moon had waves. Then the dream changed into color, and I began to surf on a body board doing all kinds of things that are impossible in real life surfing. When that part ended, I began exploring the possibility of skydiving.“
When I woke up from the dream, the first question that crossed my mind was that of being attached to the earth. Why was I so attached to on the earth that made it difficult for me to go to the moon and have that great experience? What I realized was that I was attached to being at the top or at least defeating those who are at the cultural top. I was stuck to the earth in complete attachment. When I detached myself and let myself go to the moon, then all kinds of extraordinary new things began to happen that I was not getting to while I had my earthly attachments.
Being attached to being #1 is a common earthly attachment for a lot of us, but it just closes so many doors and keeps us from exploring the more radical side of life.
What are you attached to that is keeping you from experiencing the more radical side of life?