This morning I had a very shocking but inspiring dream. Even an epiphany. - Context: since I started my no fapping journey (started a month ago, several short streaks, longest 5) I dream a lot for some reason, specially after 3+ days. Do you have the same experience?
In the dream I was sitting with me wife and 3 year old son in a restaurant near a beach. All around families were talking, some also arguing. Us too. These talks and conflicts were about very mundane topics like money spending, children not eating everything on their plate, work and stuff.
Then suddenly the sky was dark and red. The next moment we saw a huge fireball coming down behind the horizon. - In the moment I knew it was a world killer meteor.
What do you think in such a moment? Your world will end, your family will die in the next moments, nothing to inherit, lifetime goals irrelevant, politics don’t matter anymore, nothing is important in that moment… Really nothing?
And that’s the point. There is a single exception - it is the connection that I felt so my family. The connection to my son in special.
We were holding each other, hearing and feeling the shockwave, then we saw the wall of water. Nowhere to hide, running makes no sense… Nothing to say except I love you, only holding each other… The little one started to cry, nothing to do about it, except lying that all will be good.
All you try to do is holding everybody as long as possible, trying to stay together as long as possible, trying to think about the connection you have, the love you gave and shared. Did you connect enough? Did you love enough?
Then the water hit. The force was so strong, I lost the contact to my wife and son immediately. Humans are weak creatures. It was the most horrible feeling in the world, not being able to protect them. The last thoughts before being crushed were about if I gave enough of that love and connection to the others.
Then I woke up and was so glad it was just a dream. And I think the experience changed me. I will value connection to people and in special my son much more from now on. Addictions and even work ambitions will never again weaken those connections, I must find balance in the other life topics and focus on connection and love.
Being too tired to really play with my son in the evening because I fapped to much the last night - no more. Staying in my home office in the evening to fap instead of going to bed with my wife or watch Netflix with her or such, no more.
What do you think is most important in life?
Edit: fixed some typos