When I close my eyes...

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Mon Oct 05, 2020

When I close my eyes, it takes me to my sweet memories of childhood. It is the beautiful stage of my life filled with innocence, playfulness, no tensions, and joyful memories. It reminds me of my school days, the simple schooling, the teachers who taught us the basics of all the subjects which were intriguing and added curiosity to know about the world. My school friends, some were mischievous, some intelligent, blend of all added flavor of togetherness made the fun-filled life in school. I flashback to the neighborhood where I lived, getting to know people of different cultures and traditions, celebrating festivals together, enjoying the simplicity of life with peace and happiness. It was like one big family all under one roof, though I feel at the time my eyes remained too closed to see the beauty of my childhood.

Next, when I close my eyes, I also dream of my future. I see that I complete my education with good grades, having a job or business, my dream house, car, etc. living a well settled and happy life. That seems so easy when I close my eyes to see my future. It requires a lot of hard work and determination. I pinch myself to close my eyes again to see what comes next. I close my eyes and see my set goals are more often realistic and achievable than a dream.

The saying “Follow your dreams” sounds pretty, and like rainbows and unicorns are going to dance around you forever, but it is not real and not a way to achieve anything. Real-life is hard work, and only dreaming about success, a career, or even being a rock star will not help you achieve these dreams without real effort. Set goals then work towards them.

When I close my eyes, I love to travel the world around. Travel in a dream could symbolize our life path and the movement towards our life goals. It indicates the continued progress towards achieving our dreams and desires, as well as the work and effort put into achieving these dreams. Dreams about traveling can sometimes symbolize the daily routine we go through. It’s not dreaming, but visualizing how to achieve goals.

You settle in for bed. You close your eyes, and right before you fall asleep, you notice something: a twinkling, swirling pattern of stars and colors producing a makeshift light show on the inside of your closed eyelids. The real reason we exposed to these fuzzy fireworks displays behind closed lids has to do with phosphenes! Phosphenes are the moving visual sensations of stars and patterns we see when we close our eyes. Thus, closing eyes to relax, dream, and visualizing my goals is my perspective.

 

 

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2020 - Fall - Issue 5
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