“Dreams are the series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep, particularly sleep accompanied by rapid eye movement. Dream reports range from the very ordinary and realistic to the fantastic and surreal. Humans have always attached great importance to dreams, which have been variously viewed as windows to the sacred, the past and the future, or the world of the dead. Dreams have provided creative solutions to intellectual and emotional problems and have offered ideas for artistic pursuits. A type of cognitive synthesis that facilitates conscious insight may occur subconsciously during dreaming. The most famous theory of the significance of dreams is the psychoanalytic model of Sigmund Freud; in Freud’s view, desires that are ordinarily repressed (hidden from consciousness) because they represent forbidden impulses are given expression in dreams, though often in disguised (i.e., symbolic) form.”
Due to my extended sleep from 4 p.m. last afternoon up until 7 a.m. this morning, I have experienced the “value” behind dreams and therefore thought I should write about them as a way of showing my gratitude to the night “companionship” they provide!
A while ago, almost two years back, I was really depressed and all I wanted to do is sleep, day and night. I remember that time clearly and I remember how dreams of obtaining something I wanted, of laughter and smiles or dreams of a better day, used to make me feel better and give me hope. I also remember that after that period, I faced terrible insomnia which was really exhausting for almost two months or so.
Now, back to my latest dreams…
What I loved most about my most recent dreams is how in them, everything is just the way it should be, just what I want it to be! All those ideas and thoughts that bottled up my head up during the day were transformed into manifestations of action during my sleep:
I saw those whom I miss, went to the places I want to be, felt the peace that I should feel… Everything was right in its place, where it should be… I further saw “solution” to some of the problems I have been facing!
Thank you dreams… Thank you sleep…