Just one more day

Once again I had a dream last night that got me thinking, and inspired me to write today.
For some reason I was dreaming about an empty box. Even in my dream at that time, I did not understand the meaning of an empty box.
Then my dream turned towards experiencing the end of my life and what I was feeling.
The overwhelming feeling I had was that I want one more day.
One more day to be with those that I love. To laugh with them, cry with them, hold them and kiss them.
That is all that I wanted. I was not feeling pain or suffering, not regret or fear.
Simply the wish to have one more day.
Now you might think that the wish to have one more day was desire and suffering. But this was not the feeling I had.
For me, it was more an awakening about what this moment truly is. Today is my one more day.
So now what about this “empty box” in my dream?
Well, I think I am the empty box.
My thoughts, perceptions, opinions, judgments, and notions, are all delusions.
And if you think this is a very lofty thought, think about this…
Haven’t you ever been very close to someone and thought they were great, but now you don’t like them at all? Have you ever looked in the mirror one day and thought you looked good, but the next day you thought you looked bad? Did you like your car when you bought it, and now you don’t?
There are so many examples of how our perceptions and judgments manipulate or view, yet none are reality. This is the empty box.
There is nothing in the box, yet everything is in the box.
OK, OK, I know many of you are thinking I have gone a little too far here. But if you think about what I am saying here, you may just change your mind.
And changing your mind, changing my mind, is what it’s all about.
Today is our one more day. Let’s make the most of it.
The answer is right under our noses. Just breathe.

May you be well, happy and peaceful.