What do we all have in common? Besides, death and taxes. We dream! Most of the time I’m not aware that I’m dreaming. Yet, I’ve read and heard enough to convince me that I do dream during ‘R.E.M’ sleep. A technical definition states: a succession of images, ideas, emotion or sensations that occur while we sleep beyond our conscious or physical control.
Sometimes it is your point of view, in others you’re just a character in a particular dreamscape. The subject is daunting. Even with dozens of scientific breakthroughs the process is still not fully understood. It reminds me, of the gift of sight, the miracle of vision. Both processes can be labeled, dissected, each component identified. Yet, how the actual phenomenon occurs remains a mystery.
The errant images that tell a story. Those bio-chemical pulses firing within our brains during sleep. Are they simply a reshuffling of our daily experiences? A tutorial of what we expect to happen in the near future? Or do our minds in sleep connect to another dimension? A storehouse of DNA coded lessons?
As transient beings of flesh and light, our daily trials and errors take their toll on our psyche. We try but fail to reach our goals as individuals and as a race of cognitive beings. As I mentioned in other blogs, dreams allow us to break the grasp of both reality and gravity. We can soar above our lives and responsibilities. A reprieve that washes away unneeded debris.