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There is basically no difference between the waking state and that of dream, except that one seems more stable than the other. Only after there is awakening in the form of enlightenment is it realized that the waking world itself is indeed nothing but a long dream resulting from mental disposition - a movement in Consciousness in which what seems a solid body and its sufferings are really an illusion.
All dreams work to accomplish one of two things:
1 To solve the problems of your conscious, waking life.
2 To present you with access to new potentials and creativity. Because dreams come from all levels of your being, understanding the imagery and type of dream is the key to understanding and actualizing the messages you receive during sleep.
3 Symbols express those things for which we have no words. By working with them, we use both hemispheres of the brain and tap the subconscious mind more fully, which in turn opens the doors to our intuitive self
I think that our dreams are as real as reality, but, when you get hurt as an example, you wake up, and you have no physical marks or such. In the dream, if one is conscious enough of it, one can become lucid, and act and perform as if there were no boundaries to creativity.
Originally posted by DaTruth
Here is a quote from a pretty good website. Are our dreams just as real as reality? Are dreams simply a look into another world? What do you all think?
[Edited on 24-2-2004 by DaTruth]
When I was in my younger years, I would dream of other people in my dream, people that I knew, or were aware of.
Originally posted by panchovilla
some of the people that i used to hang out with claimed that they could contact each other in their dreams.