posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:02 AM
Heres the rub.
What we know is that we exist definitely within three dimensions which are up/down, left/right, and forward/backward. Put more appropriately, we
exist physically on an X, Y, and Z scale.
Now I'm going to jump ahead, but in a minute this will make some semblance of sense. Let us suppose that past, present, and future are all
illusions. Everything which has existed in the past exists now, but on a different time frame. Every person is still alive and already dead. If you
can follow this train of logic, this would imply that we are simply moving through time as though viewing a slideshow. Now, if certain theories
regarding dimensions are correct, and the fourth dimension is in fact time, it is only logical to assume that aging, and thus the passing of time, is
fourth-dimensional movement. This is about as far as I'm willing to describe my theory on time, which is based on an admittedly abstract chain of
Now, moving forward, let us examine human history and nature. Each society is the greatest, each leader is the best, humanity rules, aliens
must find us interesting, and we obviously have the greatest potential of any being on earth. What does this imply? Egotism inherent, nothing
less. It is the nature of a human being to crave special treatment, and it is the nature of the human race to attempt to control any and all radical
elements. Put simply, people hate being inferior to anything, even the idea of gods. Every religion and society on the planet does little more than
preach the virtues and potential of the human life form.
So what are dreams? This is one of those radical elements which is continually overlooked, but I believe there is a reason for this. All dream
interpretation and spirtuality aside, I believe that dreams are a separate reality of which the entire human race is part. Though I've no idea how
either reality can affect the other (or if it is even possible), the abundance of dreams and the repeated suggestion of power through dreams, not to
mention precognative possibilities through dreaming, suggest that there is more to the dream state than simply a weary brain settling into rest.
While medical science would argue that various chemical processes within the brain influence dreams, the similarities between the REM cycle of sleep
and one's waking mind cannot be idly dismissed; while dreaming, nearly all humans are naturally paralyzed so that their bodies will not act in
accordance to their dreams. Clearly, the mind is quite responsive and active during this time.
But where to begin quantifying the elements of dreams? There are no substances to measure, few similar qualities from person to person, and no
reliable timeline between the world of the waking and the world of dreams. Yet there is nothing to suggest that dreams are any less real than
"reality" save one fact, which is the point of this post. The difference is continuity and stability. Dreams are erratic, unpredictable, and often
dangerous; reality can be measured and predicted from day to day, and the laws of physics apply.
To come to my point, I believe, given the evidence shown, that there is no reason to dismiss dreams any more readily than one should dismiss reality.
Humanity's inherent thirst for control and comfort would lead us to believe that dreams cannot harm or help us, that reality is the only constant in
life. It comes from a fear of being completely beyond controlling one's situation. And theres the rub: we dismiss our dreams from nothing less