#71 The Dream of Maya

The Awareness and Consciousness Podcasts with Gary van Warmerdam
Awareness and Consciousness Podcast
#71 The Dream of Maya

The Hindu goddess of Illusion doesn’t just reside in India. She resides in our own country, our news cycles, relationships, and in our own minds. She is a metaphor for the drama stories and distractions that devour our attention in unsatisfying ways and leads us into suffering. And if not suffering in a deeply painful way, then distraction from fulfilling our heart, soul, and emotional desires of a happier meaningful life.

I’ve been doing a digital detox. I gave up news for lent. I wanted to pull my attention out of the habitual cycle of opinions, fears, needing to be informed, emotions, and addictive social media scrolls. I wanted to clean up and clear space in my mind.  In the process, I had this dream last week. It represents the Dream of Maya, or illusions we live in. It’s the world of stories that play throughout the day and keep us so occupied that we miss so many beautiful things that could be enjoyed, appreciated, and loved in those moments instead.

In this podcast, I share the dream I remembered when I woke up.