More often than not, I don’t recall my dreams. But last night, I had a scary dream that I recalled quite vividly when I awoke.
In the dream, I was a participant in a workshop. I recall walking by lots of other people who I knew quite well, but frankly, I didn’t recognize any of their physical features. But I knew that I knew them! I wonder if that’s somehow related to the notion that we are all connected intimately with one another!
The next scene I recall is being on the rooftop of the building we were in. The roof wasn’t flat, like a lot of buildings, but was steeply sloped, with multiple “peaks.”
I happened to look out upon the roof and, much to my horror, I spotted my youngest son, Jordan, out on the roof. Now, Jordan is quite the daredevil, but this was a bit much.
I instantaneously feared for his safety, yet realized that I was phyically too far away to snatch him off the roof. In the very moment that I experienced great fear, still in my dream, Jordan started sliding down the roof.
I realized that I was physically too far away to snatch him off the roof and back to safety. So, I remember closing my eyes and praying to the Great Spirit to take care of Jordan. I knew I could do nothing else, but to “let go and let God” take over.
When I opened my eyes, I saw that Jordan had slid onto an adjacent roof peak and was comfortably and fearlessly perched there, free from harm.
Upon awakening from my dream, I recognized how tightly I attempt to control and force outcomes. Especially when I’m uncomfortable and seek something other my current reality. It’s a habit we as human beings share.
Yet, my experience in sports, business, and life in general, is that letting go of my attachment and pinpoint control of outcomes gives me the greatest freedom to perform at inspired levels.
My dream was a vivid reminder to practice (and it is a practice) letting go of my human fears and desire to control. Letting go opens the door to great power and experiencing the extraordinary.