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Dreams at Peace?

Have you ever noticed that dreams are almost never at rest? Sitting still? Peaceful?

As I pondered my dreams this morning, I realized that there was always movement — a going to, a meandering, a restlessness, whether with a purpose or purposeless. As this dawned on me, I realized that my dreams are always like this — in action, in motion. At some point, I’m certain that I’ve read about this as well, but it doesn’t really sink in exactly what this means and feels like until you’re experientially remembering it.

As I thought over dream experiences, I realized that even my conversations in dreams involve dramatically hyperbolic expression or movement. There’s never just a relaxed conversation over a cup of coffee or something like that. Rather, even a casual chat is as emotionally engaging and dynamically expressive as possible.

All of this makes me think about the nature of dreams. The only sensible conception of the Unconscious to me is the dynamically creative aspect to our mind which doesn’t come fully into expression. When there aren’t waking stimuli and thoughts to contain this creative force, it flows, moves, and becomes in a gushing series of expressive bursts. With this in mind, it makes sense that our dreams will seldom if ever be a calm, serene experience.

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As such, here’s a reality test: are you moving or at ease? If you’re not moving, how dynamic is your environment and any conversation you’re having?


May this bring new perspective to the distinctions between your dreaming and waking experiences.

Gassho!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lost Truth
    Aug 29, 2017 @ 19:00:45

    Though not often, at least once every month or two, I do remember a dream that was just a simple conversation or a long embrace. These always have me waking up feeling very peaceful

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    • zeuslyone
      Aug 29, 2017 @ 19:26:54

      That’s amazing! I can’t think of a single one, but I do believe that it’s possible and that I’ve likely had one, but it’s definitely not common. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be on the lookout for a simple dream without a lot of emotional or physical movement.

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