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We are what our sleep dreams are; (Apr. 15, 2010)

            I classified this article within the “Lucubration” category; sort of notebook to be revisited. The idea flashed in my mind at 5 am as I was sipping coffee in the enclosed balcony after experiencing many exciting dreams.  It seems to me that mankind didn’t feel the urge to fly by watching birds: the urge was created from the sensation of flying during dreams of hovering inaccessible regions.  Man didn’t set on adventurous peregrinations simply because he was feeling bored and entrapped: he went forth because of sleep dreaming sensations that opened up the way and guided his decisions.

            If we could recollect the kinds of recurring dreams in our childhood then we could comprehend our journey. We say: “I have no idea why and how I ended up doing what I did and why my life turned out that way.” It is probably we don’t know: we were never encouraged to taking our dreams seriously; we failed to recollect our dreams and investigate their meaning.  I hear a few people saying: “Sleeping is such a waste of time.  I’ll have eternity to sleep when I die.”  If dreams are not the most essential part of life then how we could have experienced the most colorful sceneries, the most animated, the most “feel intense” events, the weirdest and most imaginative occurrences?  Maybe we feel mostly depressed during our waking periods simply because our potentials and capabilities appear far degraded of what we experienced during sleep dreams.

            How so often you hear someone ironically asking: “Are you daydreaming?” Show me someone who claims not finding time to daydream and I tell you that he is either a certified liar or technically brain dead and you should avoid him like the plague. Our sleep dreams are telling us the story of our life:  When we followed the suggestions of our dreams and when we shut it down.  Our sleep dreams are disgusting and nerve wracking when our daily behaviors go contrary to the dream guidance.  Our dreams are of the kinds of happy and colorful when our behaviors are compatible with the hints of our sleep dreams. Our dreams are chaotic and exhausting when our daily behaviors tend to fight off the control of the dreams.

            Maybe we should start listening seriously to our dreams.  Methodical recollection of dreams, finding connections and interactions among the dreams and within our waking actions can aid greatly our conscious decisions. Investing time to interpreting our dreams and stop feeling apprehensive and scared of what we have dreamt of can relieve our unconscious anxiety. Dreams are the best catalyst to change:  Time to be serious with what sleep dreams generate and taking dreams out of the esoteric domain into the scientific field.  Sleep dreaming is basically what we are; it is too potent to be ignored or maligned as a product of our daily actions seeking outlets for the body and mind to resting efficiently. Psychoanalysis profession could displace its practice from remembering waking up memories that are “unconsciously hidden” into the main sources of disequilibrium that reside in recollecting sleep dreams that we have been fighting off.

            I have this theory that many species disappeared and vanished for three reasons.  Most of the dead species were confined in a specific localized habitat.  They vanished because first, natural calamities in the habitat wiped them out; second, mankind was too swift in disturbing their habitat that the slow process of sleep dreams could not react in a timely manner for the species to re-adapt and mutate to the altered habitat; and third, the species lacked sleep dreams or this function was degraded to permit evolution and adaptation to new environment.  Is mankind fate of the same kind?




March 2023

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