When we fall asleep our rational mind surrenders to the irrational world of the subconscious…and where subconscious feelings can be expressed through illogical images and strange stories…the feelings of the dream are selected by their importance to us and the images are selected from the huge subconscious memory which metaphorically are related to the feelings…hence we have an important subconscious message and not just a crazy fantasy.

Leaving the rational world by itself can be a disturbing experience…we spend much of our wakening time trying to make rational sense of our life….one of the primary functions of the rational mind is to rationalize what is happening to us makes sense and we feel we are in control…this illusion is suspended in our dreams and we experience a deeper awareness where life becomes irrational and beyond our control.

I’m not asleep… but that doesn’t mean I’m awake. ~Author Unknown

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. ~William Dement

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there. ~E.M. Cioran

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. ~H.F. Hedge

Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language. ~Gail Godwin

A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul. ~Erich Fromm

Dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask. ~Anon

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. ~Elias Canetti

We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams… we are also more intelligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake. ~Erich Fromm

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

3 Responses

  1. Hi Mike

    I think everyone seems to have their own unique approach that meets their own needs and consistent with their temperament.

    My particular approach is to try to be free of expectations…I describe this approach in my blog “Expectations Trap“…I have been using it for over 60 years and it has been thoroughly digested so it works automatically when needed.

    Best Wishes,

  2. What are the methods towards buildingthe autotellic one mind? I understand these quips but what are the building blocks ie.., journals, chants, exercise and…? Thank You!

  3. Thankyou for all the work you have put into this site, for all your wisdom and reasearch to allow so much for so many. The Lessons in my life are asking me to leave the net for sometime due to financial stress times… Please know I will be back and this will be one of my first stops. Many blessings I send your way!!! MamaBearRosie Huge Hugs

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