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Friday, November 2, 2012

Sleeping Dream vs Awake Dream

I am not sure whether the dream what I have been nursing gradually in my mind at all matches with the real life scenario. No one opposes me to live freely and to move freely in my dream world. My dream world is so sweet, that I don’t like to come out of that. That’s the dream I like to dream while I am awake.

When we sleep we may or may not dream. Dreams have been seen as a connection to unconscious. There are different types of dreams, such as frightening, exciting, magical, adventurous, or sexual. Most dreams last about 5 to 20 minutes. A man, if dreams about 2 hours per night, typically he spends almost six years dreaming.

The content of the sleeping dream remains beyond the control of the dreamer. People say, dream is nothing but a reflection of what we think or try to do in our conscious or sub-conscious mind. Although many of the dreams we often forget after getting from sleep, yet some people try to find out meaning of dreams. When someone sees a terrifying dream, it is interpreted as the result of physical or psychological weakness.

Opinion about meaning of dreams varied through time and culture. In Islam, Prophets of Allah (God) have received His messages in their dreams. In the ancient days astrologers used to be called by kings to interpret meanings of their dreams. The earliest recorded dream dates back approximately 5,000 years. Australian Neurologist Sigmund Freud wrote extensively about dream theories and interpretations. He explained dreams as manifestations of deepest desires and anxieties. He also related dreams to repressed childhood memories or obsessions. Freud developed psychological techniques to interpret dreams and devised series of guidelines to understand symbols that appear during dreams. Now a day, it is very easy to find out the meaning of dreams. There are various books and websites that provide meaning of dreams.

There is also a kind of dream where the dreamer has little control over his dream, which is called lucid dream.  The person gets aware that he is dreaming. The term was coined by the Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik (Willem) van Eeden (1860–1932). In a lucid dream, the dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream or be able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment.
Many a time we want to see our most loving person in the dream. Especially, if our most loving person had left us forever, his/her presence in the dream becomes more desirous. For me, I am eager to meet my mom in my dream, whom we lost before eight years. I want to meet her very often. And my dream is the only way that makes it possible. I become ever jolly, whenever I can dream her. That makes me so cheerful that I sense my mom is just beside me.

But, the dream which one dreams while remain awake, is fully within the control of one’s imaginary power. There is no boundary or restriction of one’s imaginary power. You can dream whatever you feel like. In this dream if someone wants to marry a prince, he does not need permission from the prince or anyone else.

Dream – be awake of while sleeping is always dream. Dreams are never fully true, except those dream by the messengers of God. Whatsoever, we like to dream good dreams, whether sleeping or remaining awake.

                                                 – Sultana Parvin

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dream – Inspiration of Life

Dream or Imagination: From my childhood I have been remembering a quote, which used to condolence me from the dissatisfaction of not getting something that I desired to get. I wrote the quote on a canvas wall mat and hanged it in my house. 
Picture of my Wall mat
The English meaning of the quote is as follows:

“If all wishes come true, there would not be anything called dream.
Without dream a life can’t be imagined.
Since there are failures, there are struggles for successes.
Since there are sorrows and defeat, happiness is so precious.”

One may think that dream occurs only while a person sleeps. But the dream I am talking about is not the one you may come across while sleeping. The dream I want to mean is that what you may think of doing or getting a desired position that you imagined in your mind.

What is Dream to People’s Mind?  We all know that a dream is nothing but an imagination, which is not always real or practicable. Some dreams come to true and some do not.  Dream forms at the core of the heart that may have reality or may not. We often say; if you dream of building a house, why not build a Palace. If you dream of eating a chicken, why not cook it with more ghee and spice.  You don’t have to spend any money to dream anything.

Difference between Dream and Hope:   We may hope to meet the dream, while hopes are more accessible. So, dreams and hopes are not the same, while the later is based on some deeds or possibilities. Hopes are made from the real life perspective or from the prevailing circumstance. Some grounds need to be prepared to hope for some result. But, dream remains at the core of heart, without any ground work done. So, there is no percentage or possibilities for a dream to be true.

How Dreams are Inspiration of Life?   The more interesting part of dream is that most of the dreams don’t see the reality. Even though, we make new dreams and try to refresh in our lives. When we lose in a war, it is the dream that inspires us to survive. Dream leads life ahead, when there is no other means. If there would not be a dream to a person, his life would be dormant there. People lose dreams means they lose momentum of life. So, it is the dream that inspires us to live and sustain, even when other means of life are weakened. We have new dream means we try to see the life in new forms. 


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