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Why you should pay attention to your dreams

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:36 AM

View Post_Only, on 10 November 2012 - 03:22 AM, said:

Again, that's a question only you can answer for yourself, given your own personal experiences involving your own personal dreams and inner feeling/thoughts.

Well then, my own "experiences" have shown me that my dreams are irrelevant and meaningless.
To prove the point I abstained from tv, games and books and after a certain length of time I noticed my dreams became more and more mundane and disjointed. All that supposed meaning I made myself think it had just went "poof".

But then again herein lies another little tidbit, all the stuff we expose ourselves to affect our dreams to a massive degree. Perhaps if one was to discern any actual meaning from a dream then maybe one needs to attain a great degree of detachment, observe the dream without judging and without expectations or assumptions.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

Again, you're trying to prove points using subjective experience that we can't relate to extremely personally, as we relate to our own, so it is pretty moot. As your post relates to me, as I have also given up TV, playing games, and reading (up until recently, picking up a book I enjoy), and my story goes completely different from yours, as I am gaining more of a grasp on figuring out some of the scenes and emotions played out in these often mundane dreams. But my experience shouldn't matter to you either, as it's mine, and yours was yours.  It sounds like you feel your mind is influenced by outside sources, while I feel my mind influences the outside. Who is right? Who can know? I can. And you can, too. But maybe we know different things, and are both right in our play called life. But whatever the case, I'm starting to move away from the idea that there is one right answer to everything that I need to find and agree with; and that I should just make the right answer. This is the exact opposite state of philosophy that others hold on to, and I know alot will look at what I said and think it's absolute malarkey. I hope they don't; because I don't think their views are. We're just different. Maybe if we bridged the difference some by understanding and accepting each others ideas, thoughts and feelings, we would all become closer.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

how about fights? i didnt had one in a long time, why suddenly a dream about it?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

For me dreams have become an intense training ground. A place of learning, stress relief, wonderment. I act out training scenarios like protecting my children, or battling monsters. Internal conflicts are delt with, new solutions are thought up, and consciously hidden details analyzed.

Our dreams are the white board of our minds. The messy place that keeps the rest of our conciousness structured. people go insane and die if they don't reach REM for a long enough periods of time.  We need dreaming.

The study is no surprise to me. Shaman have been working like this for thousands and thousands of years. An active interaction with the subconscious part of yourself makes you ....well.. More concious.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 09 November 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

This isn't the case with me.
Every dream tends to have some hidden meaning or memory worth deciphering with me. Even nonsense or gibberish.. These I find so much more interesting and thought provoking because your left there in wft world wondering what that meant.. granted, there are some that I would class as a brain dump or just caused by memories or thoughts during the previous day, but even they are worth paying attention to as reminders of thoughts and events that make you who you are.

I agree with this too.  It's rare these days for me to remember a dream that I can attribute solely to memories or thoughts from from the previous day or "brain dump" (nice term! lol).  It's so rare or unusual for me to dream that way that when I did have one a couple of months ago and it caught me off guard.  
So every dream is worth looking deeper into for me, and even when the meanings of them are not obvious, it's very interesting when I  read about certain symbology that I dream about and it works (connects) for me.   I guess that's partially why I've been so intrigued by them for so long.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

i love dreams! heres my opinion. body living is hard for a spirit so i gotta take a break and be normal for a while tho still connected to sleeping body. my dreams are glimpses of what im doing while im sleeping. usually having fun and/or learning something and/or working. they can take place anywhere and at any time past, present or future. if i hear doorbell or phone or doorknock while sleeping i sometimes get up to answer it only to realize that im still sleeping and dreaming but i have to get up to answer it. so i see no special symbolism in the telephone or door in my dream but the dream as a whole has meaning. id better wake the hell up! in dreams i can hang out with the awake, the sleeping, the dead. anybody. and if i have strong willpower in my dreams then i could do anything in them. thats what i think. edit to add words.

Edited by gentai, 10 November 2012 - 03:54 PM.

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