Have you ever had a dream in which you saw yourself? Not in appearance, but in character. A dream in which your actions and intentions were revealed. This happened to me last night. I saw myself in a dream and it wasn’t very pretty.
We are surrounded by choices every day. Some choices we make are good and others are not. Sometimes we make decisions without considering how they could effect others. Without realizing it, we are being selfish. Last night, my dream showed me my own selfishness.
Instead of dreaming in first person, I was looking through the eyes of someone else. Someone I rarely think about. Even though this person is far from my mind on most days, my choices could directly effect them. I had never considered just how much, until last night.
In the dream, I saw this person’s pain, sadness and loss. Their emotions were so strong that I felt as though they were my own. It was heartbreaking and I couldn’t believe that I had hurt someone in such a way. I was so disappointed in myself and it was too late to make things right.
Thankfully, it was just a dream of what could be. It hasn’t happened yet and it doesn’t have to. It’s all about making the right choice. Although the dream was rather unpleasant, I’m very thankful for it and how it opened my eyes to see beyond myself. I needed that.
I don’t believe that all dreams have meanings. Many of them could just be a side effect of late night pizza. However, I do believe that there are some which occur precisely at the right moment to teach us a valuable lesson.
Have you ever seen yourself in a dream?