To Dream Or Not To Dream

Published by Shahdaroba Saturday 26th June 2021
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Now, dreaming is a whole new ball game. I have always thought that dreaming is something the mind needs to do to keep itself occupied while the body rests and has very little reference to the waking world. It could be said that the brain has its own fantasy movie show while the body is at rest. However, ignoring dreams would appear to be the wrong thing to do.

I believe that some people consider dreams to be prophetic, predicting what will happen in the future, and believe that they are a source of information that should not be ignored.

“Why do we dream? Some of us do not remember what we dream about, while others may find dreaming a rewarding experience, while others may suffer both physically and mentally.

For example, one person may dream of their last enjoyable holiday and look forward to the next. On the other hand, someone else may dream of being chased by a bully they will meet again when school reopens after their holidays are over.

Hopefully, you can see how one example reflects pleasant thoughts and memories from their holidays, while the other represents fear and anxiety about going back to school to face the bully now that the holiday is over.

If the latter dream is repeated over a period of time, the lack of much-needed sleep and rest could eventually lead to ill health and may even cause the person to stay away from school to avoid confrontation.

If you or someone you know is in this position, it is important to speak to a parent or confide in someone you can trust, and then seek help from your teacher, family doctor, or a care worker who will keep what you tell them confidential while still seeking to bring an end to the fear and anxiety you are experiencing.

As I mentioned earlier, some of us may not remember dreaming. However, it is believed that we all dream several different dreams each night, whether we remember them or not. Those who do remember their dreams will almost always find them mixed up, making no sense at all. This is due to the fact that we only remember bits of each dream upon waking.”