My little hands were busy building the most beautiful and magnificent sand castle in this whole World.
Nobody would have ever seen something so well crafted, so well designed, I thought to myself. Determined to reach perfection, I toiled and put the best effort I possibly could, to achieve my goal. I was almost there and now only a flag for my castle was missing. ” After adding the flag I would prove my castle’s supremacy over all other’s”… oops! I was day dreaming again.
It did look magnificent. I couldn’t wait longer, with great excitement for future galore that I ran as fast as I could to fetch MY flag…
It took me a long time to complete the important task at hand, as it was challenging to find that supreme identity, my perfect flag. Nothing felt satisfactory but I was determined not to settle for anything but for the very best. And so I searched and searched and searched….after a long..long..long.. struggle, I finally found something which felt right. Yes!!! THIS IS IT, I was overjoyed. And I ran back to hoist my dream, my flag over my castle, Now that perfect moment of success was so close….
And the moment arrived…The moment when my destiny surprisingly brought me to the absolute truth…
I reached to meet the infinite ocean, as the ocean was all there was to meet. The rising waters had consumed my universe, my world, my castle in itself. The castle had merged. Everything got washed away, all the efforts and with it, my dreams of success..
When I looked at the sight with dismay, I felt a strong sense of loss. As if the ocean was announcing to me ” I am the only one” “Yes! I am the only one who owns the world and I rule the world with my laws”. Something inside had shrunk as I felt the same salty water dripping down my eyes, which was also rising and falling in front of me.
But not for long…
Something caught my attention again.. “What on Earth is this, Such a beautiful bright shining pearl, I had never seen anything like this before”. And another dream followed – I must make the world’s most beautiful necklace…let me look for more pearls… and I got busy again…
I have slept a million nights and more, to dream a million times and more…
And this never ending cycle of dreaming again and again and yet again continued…
I woke up a several times in between, now and then, but only to fall asleep again..
But I choose to wake up today!!
And remain awake, praying to never sleep again, for Truth’s sake.
Thank God! I Woke up to God’s presence before I retired to sleep..
By “some” grace, by “some” blessings, I too got a peek..
Beyond the “narrow walls of my experiences” lies an infinite ocean so deep..
An ocean filled with “Swans of love” , One always seeks..
But this rare gift is for the courageous, and not for the those who are meek..
Let’s remember to pray tonight- keep me awake oh lord, before my final retirement to sleep!!