Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dreaming on...Life is But a Dream

Do you know that our dreams actually reveal our most secret fears and desires? Almost everyday before I go to bed and sleep, I always think about something nice and wonderful. And almost everytime I think about the wonderful thing before going to bed, I always end up having a really nice dream. Well, not always been that nice but it's not a bad dream after all. That's why everytime I have something bad running around my mind, I try to put that aside when I'm about to get some sleep. I think it's good for your mind, body and soul. Here's an explanation I've quoted from one source about dreams:

"Dreams represent a world existing on another level of consciousness, common to all, yet still completely individual. Dreams reflect one's most personal thoughts and feelings, often so private, they are hardly known even to the dreamer. Scientists and psychologists have somewhat recently come to this understanding of the dream connection between the conscious and the unconscious mind, psychics have always considered dreams to be a means of communication between metaphysical worlds, linking the past to the future, the known to the unknown, or the real to the unreal. Sleep is as essential to our health as food and water. Lack of sleep can cause serious physical and mental problems, and severe sleep deprivation can even lead to death. The scientific study of sleep has made great advances with the use of new technologies that can record and measure brain activity. Brain waves change dramatically while we sleep, revealing much about the physical nature of this state. The body at rest restores its energy and prepares for the next day's activities. This rest and rejuvenation is also working on the brain, providing the mental strength we need to cope with stress, handle emotions, and use our mental capacities fully."
Do you keep a journal of your dreams. It is said that from a long time ago (3000-4000 B.C.) people have documented the dreams in order to understand the underlying meaning of the dreams. Dream interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to dreams. In many of the ancient societies, including Egypt and Greece, dreaming was considered a supernatural communication or a means of divine intervention, whose message could be unravelled by those with certain powers. Many famous psychologists and philosopher such as Freud, Jung, Hall and Faraday have discussed about the topic of dreams interpretations. In modern times, various schools of psychology have offered theories about the meaning of dreams. If you want to know the meaning or interpretation of your dreams, check it here,

All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream. - Edgar Allen Poe
(source from articlesnatch & wikipedia - images from flickr & justbesplendid)

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