How Interesting Are Your Dreams?

Having dreams is common but what about the ones that no one understands?

How often do you dream? Some people dream every night and some people dream every now and then. Depending on the quality of sleep you’re getting, you may tend to dream more if you’re not waking up in the middle of the night constantly and if you go into a deep sleep easily.

Everyone loves to sleep but it seems like there are people who view it differently. There are many people I know who value their sleep and there are also people I know who look at sleep like a chore.

Despite the differences that these people have when it comes to their thoughts about sleep, they both know what it’s like to dream. We all have dreams that we remember whether from when we were kids or from something that really struck a message into us on a random night.

Dreaming is inevitable when you’re making sleep a priority and it’s something you shouldn’t shy away from. You can actually learn a lot from your dreams and you can find many of the answers to the current problems you’re having if you pay enough attention to them.

This is probably one of the hardest parts to do because we tend to forget our dreams as soon as we wake up. We know that we were dreaming but we can’t seem to figure out what we were dreaming about.

If this happens to you almost every morning then you’re not alone but if you want to start learning more from your dreams then you may want to invest in a dream journal where you can write down everything you remember from your dreams.

The description will not be word for word but you’ll have an idea of what that dream was about and you can’t look back on those dreams whenever something happens in your life that seems familiar or when you meet someone who you feel like you know.

You probably dreamt about these moments and people before without even realizing it.

Having Vivid Dreams

Some of the most vivid dreams you’ve had have probably been forgotten by now but you may remember one or two because they were so vivid. Did those dreams have some type of trend or were they completely different?

These are questions you want to ask yourself when trying to find the meaning behind your dreams. Having vivid dreams almost makes you question your existence, it’s almost as if you have a clone of yourself in a different universe.

You may enjoy having vivid dreams because of the excitement that goes on in them or you may be terrified and wake up from one of these dreams because it was so scary.

You’ve probably had really positive dreams and you’ve probably had nightmares but you can still learn a lesson from both. Having a good dream that makes you smile when you’re sleeping can be a sign of good things to come in your near future or you may be witnessing some of your desires coming to fruition right in front of you.

When you’re having a bad dream then you may be getting answers to some of the questions you’ve been having about life and your weaknesses are starting to become more obvious to you.

It’s natural to have both of these dreams but if you experience a vivid dream where you see something that you’ve been wanting to happen in your current life then you should be happy.

We all know that dreams can give us a lot of hope and not necessarily come true but you still get to be positive about that event happening. It’s never a good feeling to get your hopes up for nothing but treat these kinds of dreams as a sign of where you’re getting closer to your goals.

Vivid dreams are also easier to remember than regular dreams you have in small snippets. This makes them easier to write down during the next morning which also allows you to keep these dreams in your memory as well.

Lastly, vivid dreams are a great sign of letting you know that you got some good rest. There’s never been a time in my life where I had a vivid dream and I didn’t get at least five hours of sleep.

Wanting Dreams to Come True

When having a dream where you’re able to accomplish a certain goal, you want it to come true the next day when you wake up. Stevie Wonder actually had a situation like this where he had a dream of his music be played on the radio and a week after, his music started to get recognized and his career began.

Dreams are remarkable but we have to understand that not all of the dreams that we have are going to come true right when we want them to. God will let these dreams come to fruition for us when the time is right. Actually, when it’s the best time for it to happen to us.

You shouldn’t give up on your dreams but you should definitely keep having them. Many of the world's most successful people dreamt about being in the position they’re in today.

This is the case with many musicians who are not afraid to talk about this in their songs or regular everyday conversations. Rapper Big Sean said he used to visualize himself meeting Kanye West all of the time when he was younger and he eventually did end up meeting him at his local radio station and was able to rap for him which is where Big Sean's career started.

You never want to overlook the dreams you’re having because they have the ability to come true one day. Not taking time to reflect on our dreams and really take note of them can cause us to live a life of not feeling fulfilled.

The next time you go to bed, make sure you’re setting the intentions of wanting to dream, that way when you do end up falling asleep your mind is ready to develop these small movie clips into your head.

Many directors have made movies based on dreams that they’ve had, that’s how impactful it has been for them. Think about how creative you’ll become when you spend more time looking back on your dreams. Always live in the moment but don't forget the dreams you’re having because those dreams will become your present moment one of these days.

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People Can’t Relate

Don’t worry about what other people have to say about your dreams when describing them to them. It’s not like they were in the dream and told you that it was fake.

The dreams you have are for your experience only and while it may be fun to tell your friends about it don’t let them make you feel like that dream isn’t important.

You’re the one who supposed to learn from these dreams, not them and if they have anything to say about it then they must not spend enough time reflecting on their dreams.

Don’t take the dreams you’re having for granted, just because no one understands what you’re describing to them doesn’t mean that dream didn’t happen.

If anything, them not understanding what you’re telling them will make this dream even more memorable to you. No one is supposed to understand the dreams you’re having, it’s not meant for them, let them worry about the dreams they’re having.

Keep on dreaming so that your life never gets boring. Don’t be afraid to write about your dreams the next morning after either. I’ll leave you with a quote from Edgar Allan Poe that says

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

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