Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dreams that scare us wake us up.

26 comments:

  1. yea, that true..
    it's like a pain that turn us back to reality.. ^^

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  2. As opposed to pleasant dreams that send us to sleep...

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  3. When I have a nightmare, I am a prisoner of the common sensibles (figure, magnitude, motion, number): it is the big dog that is gaining ground on me, the chains that immobilize me… I grab my pillow in a startle, recognize its texture, and come back to the real world: it is through the proper sensibles (colour, sound, odour, savour, touch) that I escape from the labyrinth of the nightmarish images of my dreams. The neocartesian ideologies are the nightmare of humanity, and one must reconnect with reality to escape from them. ;)

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  4. Yes, and we need waking up from time to time. Discomfort may not give us the nudge we want, but it often gives us the nude we need.

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  5. Good dreams wake us up too, I think it's the bad ones that leave that "OMG" feeling right as we wake that sticks more in our minds.

    The good ones can turn bad when interrupted by consciousness.

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  6. Waking up from a dream is reality check time and you have captured this in your aphorism.

    Our busy monkey minds never rest not even when we sleep. They continue to examine the data related to the past (images, memories, words, phrases, concepts, perceptions and emotional responses to them), and to use imagination project future scenarios that reveal our deepest underlying fears and hopes.

    Dreams squeeze a lot of information from our  big unconscious mind into the small conscious mind. To do this, dreams condense their messages into information-packed and emotion-packed symbols and metaphors.

    It’s easy to forget your dreams and the lost the information they provide if you don’t write them down while they’re still fresh in your memory. Waking up and immediately journaling your dreams can make all the difference between getting a valuable piece information from the subconscious realm that can be utilized in the conscious realm and completely losing it. I have been journaling and interpreting my dreams for years.

     Below is a quote I value and would like to share with you and your readers.

    "Dreaming, in its purest form, is witnessing life just as it is. We perceive from the moment of our birth. As infants, our minds are unformed and silent. There are no words describing our perception. There are no concepts narrating our emotions. Returning to that state of silent mind, through dreaming, we intensify awareness. In the silence created by absence of thought, we open to perception.” -- Don Miguel Ruiz

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  7. I seem to be one of those who rarely dream and I cannot remember the last time I had a nightmare or even an unpleasant dream. I have no idea what the Freud this means.

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  8. I dream vividly. Some bad events make us into better persons

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  9. It's so simple and yet so profound! Very nice in the literal and metaphorical standpoints.
    :-)

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  10. *blink* The dreams that scare me but don't wake me up must mean I'm being sadistic to myself :-S

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  11. Dreams that scare us are like subliminal therapy...we need that wake up call from time to time to help us through our lives :)

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  12. Dreams always create a bigger and sometimes scarier picture of our daily life. Our thoughts and fears are reflected in our dreams and if we don't pay attention to it, our dreams begin to haunt us. Our dreams shows us issues we need to confront in real life which most of the time we choose to avoid.

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  13. I used to have the same repitive dream, a nightmare really, which I would wake from screaming. I was so scared, I would have to get up, make a cup of tea and read or watch TV - too scared to go back to bed in case i fell back into the dream. This went on for a couple of years in my early forties. Horrid :(

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  14. I had bad dreams that woke me up but I seldom take the trouble to analyse what implications it had on my daily life.

    I too have beautiful dreams but sadly it's always short which I yearned it could have lasted a little longer.

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  15. Wow, Marty--the last few aphorisms have gone right to my heart. I was living a nightmare for over ten years--but finally that nightmare became so intense, so overwhelming that it did wake me up--so that I could live the dream that my life was meant to be. Thank you for all of these Marty--they are wonderful, as usual.

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  16. I like this one a lot Marty. If I have a bad dream, which is rare, it tends to be significant, usually a portent of future difficulties.

    I try to write them down, and I have been amazed at their predictive quality when I have looked at them again years later.

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  17. So many lesson to learn.And that's why i need to have more sleep. D

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  18. Here's a scary dream--that I pissed you off. I hope not! Please get back to me on this.

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  19. Your dreams are for the thinking of without thinking about much.

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  20. Which has got to be a good thing, right? :P

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  22. Have you never taken a nightmare to its’ conclusion?
    Here is the meaning of the sleeping mind,
    Why wake while you can safely touch your fear,
    Why sleep if you fear yourself to find.

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  23. "Dreams that scare us wake us up". Wow. Marty, I don't know how you do this. You have a gift. So much said in so few words. cgn

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  24. yes I had one of those...just the other morning...

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