Why see glimpses of future events?

July 18, 2013

An event during the past week makes me wonder yet again why I'm allowed to see glimpses of the future. The parts I see are so small and meaningless that I don't know why I see them.

The story goes like this: Last October a man I know had a seizure. A week after that I saw a much younger version of him in a dream that I never could make sense of. More recently I had a vision of him having another seizure when he was with his two daughters. It was a clear vision, not a dream, so I expected it to happen at some point. Last weekend he was with his two daughters, and had that seizure. What I didn't know was that I would be in town, and be with them at the same time. I had no idea how severe the seizure would be, I only saw that he had one.

So this is what makes me wonder, if you see things like this, if you only know that he's going to have a seizure when he's with his daughters, what do you do with information like that?

For my part, I found myself dreading that day. I was happy and excited to see them all again, but I suspected this might be the day. But even with that dread, what could I do? You can't really be any more prepared for someone to have a seizure than we were, especially with one of the daughters being a nurse.

The only thing I can think of is that I need to be better at this. I haven't meditated much for the last few months, but if I did, maybe I could hold the mental state long enough so I can see more information. Maybe then I could do something to prevent what I'm seeing.

Or, maybe there's no reason to seeing these things. Maybe they're just a glimpse of the future, so you/I can learn that time isn't what it seems to be, or that we need to think about it differently.

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