When researchers deprive a subject of their dream cycles even for a few days, they have documented these symptoms. Heightened anxiety, depression, inability to concentrate, lack of coordination, hallucinations and acute paranoia. In retrospect, our dreams serve as safety valves releasing stress and negative energy allowing us to carry on. Unencumbered by faulty decisions or past mistakes.
So, our dreams are an integral asset for our piece of mind. But, can they influence what we achieve while awake? I believe they can if we excerpt our will in a place between daytime endeavors and inner distractions. Otherwise known as ‘day-dreaming’
A pastime by the way we all can relate to. It’s the middle of the day. You’ve eaten your lunch, then leaned back in your chair to chill. An idle thought vies for your attention. Before you know it, feel far away. Following that random thought as if it were a road that needs exploring. During this interlude, you are semi-awake. Not sleeping but certainly not cognizant of your surroundings. Is this paranormal proof of our mind’s ability to change reality? The longer we dwell in this state the deeper we sink into our personal fantasy world.
This is not a waste of time, or misused resources. With practice, we can utilize day-dreams to enhance our control over ‘vivid dreams’. I think of these dreams like a ride through an amusement park. Only difference, you can determine where the car turns and who you will encounter, with practice.
Both, when we dream at night or day-dream at work three components of our brains light up like wildfire. The Limbic System, Frontal Cortex and Sensory Cortex all display increased activity.