Why see glimpses of future events?
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.