It’s embarrassing to admit, but I day dream all the time. I would like to uproot this habit and let it be done with. It’s distracting and I don’t think in the greater scheme of things that it’s useful.
So in my day dreams there is greed, anger, and delusion. Examples of these would be like, ‘Oh my crypto investments made me rich, here are all the fabulous things I’m going to do,’ or ‘This person wronged me, wouldn’t it be great if I could make them care~’ or ‘this would be an awesome life maybe I should do that, what would it look like if I could solve unsolvable problems?’
There is SoOoOo much just nonsense going on here, but I’m kind of at a loss as I don’t really know what to replace it with exactly.
Should I just be repeating the Nobles Truths, The Aggregates, The Hinderances, The Fetters, The Poisons, Worldly Concerns, etc… ( Which ones are important that aren’t here?) Is that all my daydreams actually are? Should I just be dissecting these day dreams as soon as I catch them?
Am I just supposed to be like a guard at a gateway, surveying everything that arises, and making sure I identify them accurately, and not act against the percepts? Am I supposed to be doing more?
I feel like I’m few steps away from the beginning, but what am I supposed to be doing? I get so overwhelmed and that’s when the day dreams consume me. It’s like falling a sleep even though I’m wakefully walking around. I don’t like it, it’s dangerous. Will the days dreams stop eventually if I just have enough sense restraint over enough time?