Why do we even dream? What’s the point?
Can dreams really be so important if so many people can’t even remember them?
Dreams are crazy, bizarre, and difficult to understand.
So, why not just close our eyes and wait for morning? Toss aside the dream journal and call it a night?
The truth is scientists haven’t pinpointed the reason that we dream. We know that sleep helps us to learn, process memories, balance our emotions and regulate our body temperature. But it’s hard to say for sure what exact role the dreams themselves play.
But I’ve got my own reasons to believe that dreams are indispensable:
My world is kind of a boring oatmeal color on the rare days when I can’t recall my dreams.
I have experienced things in dreams that I never could have awake: Levitating, flying, talking to my deceased relatives and friends who I miss so dearly…to name but a few.
I have experienced intensity of emotions I’ve rarely achieved in waking life: states of bliss, peaks of joy and awe, for example.
Oh yes, and the nightmares. They’re indispensable as well … tough to confront but loaded with insight and information when I’m willing to take a look.
What about you? Can you do without your dreams? Are they indispensable? Why? Why not?
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- Looking for Zen: Why Writing the Dream Works (allthesnoozethatsfittoprint.wordpress.com)