Dream – The Universal Language of Mind
By Sri Dhanya Maheswaran Babu
Dream. What is a dream? Why do we dream? Are my dreams interconnected? Am I dreaming about the future? Why do unknown people for no reason kill me in my dreams? and the list goes on. Everybody has a never ending curiosity about dreams. Dreams are powerful enough to wake you up with a pleasant smile and sometimes threaten you to wake up.
Your dreams tell you about your present state of awareness. Dreams are otherwise called as the Universal language of mind that occurs from the subconscious mind. Dreams are interconnected of course. But to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind talks to you telling you to prevent your wildest dreams. Here are some more wow facts about dreams:
- There is a science dedicated to the study of the dreams and is called as Oneirology. Oneirologists do not necessarily research on the meaning of dreams but with their mechanisms and processes that give rise to them.
- Infants don’t appear in their own dreams until they are about 3-4 years old. Children enter the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep phase right after they are born.
- Your animal friends dream as well. A dog or a cat can be seen moving their paws as if they were chasing something. Now you know that your friend is dreaming too.
- There exists no one who can’t dream except those who have psychological disorders. If you think you don’t dream, it’s just that you’re forgetting your dreams.
- You might not remember that person who appears in your dream frequently. However, you only dream of people you have encountered in your real life. It’s impossible for your brain to keep track of thousands of faces that you come across each day.
- Dreams are responsible for the greatest inventions of mankind. Some famous examples include: The idea for Google by Larry Page, Alternating current generator by Tesla.
- Humans tend to have around 3 to 7 dreams a night. We dream around 2 to 3 hours in a whole night. An average person has between 1,460 and 2,190 Dreams a year. An average human being spends 6 whole years of his life dreaming.
- You can’t read while dreaming but you can die in your dreams and live to tell the tale.
- There are less possibilities for you to remember your dreams if your alarm jounces you up. An average person forgets his dream within 10 minutes after he wakes up. People who remember their dreams show different brain activities.
- In a survey, it was found that around 40% of people have encountered at least one precognitive (acquisition of future information) dream. It is also proved that more women experience deja-vu in their dreams than men do.
- Dreams can be grouped into seven types such as the Daydream, the Lucid dream, the Nightmare, the Recurring dream, the Healing dream, the Prophetic dream and the Epic dream.
- Psychologists say that daydreaming is actually what occurs if your dream has been carried forward on your wish, it is basically related to what you dreamt about when you were asleep.
- Lucid dreaming is a state of dream where the dreamer is aware that he is dreaming yet dreams. It is a state when you tell yourself “It is just a dream!” yet the feeling you sense will be as strong as it is in your real life.
Dreams may be limited to numbers but dreaming is not. Dreaming lets each and every one of us to be quietly insane every night of our lives but there begins responsibility. Never let go of your dreams. Follow it or you will spend the rest of your life working for someone who did it.