“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” J.M. Power
We all know people who talk endlessly about what they will do when/if, all their ducks, imagined and real, are in a row. It’s all well and good to visualize, fantasize, and imagine our future success and our dreams/goals but, like all good exercise plans, we have to move our behinds and take the first step. Our dreams need a reality check.
Dreaming is never enough even for the creative process as we must, as the quote suggests, wake up and deliver on those ideas and promptings of our muse. Day dreaming is quite fun, helping us relax and escape, for a short while, to a place of pleasant relaxation and rest. However, we must move from that phase to a place of action… we must become present and conscious about our dreams and goals…. Have a game plan.
It’s interesting that in the realm of dream research, there is fascinating information on the many aspects of dreams and the way our bodies respond positively to lucid dreaming and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. There are scientific studies on the subject that have shown that dreams allow our brain activity to venture into unrestricted memory fragments. We dream, our thoughts are sifted through events in our lives and, sometimes, we get insights and solutions to difficult problems.
Somewhat like meditation, our dream sleep state helps us sort through the quagmire of life and re-group to start our mental and physical functions for another day. Like Freud, I believe that “dreams are a window into the unconscious” and the goal is take the messages/experiences and turn them in practical actions that produce the results or outcomes we envisioned.
For this week’s Writers Workshop run by MamaKatslosinit, I chose:
5.) Read and Respond: “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~J.M. Power
As I look at the quote again, I am reminded that there are people who have prophetic dreams; essentially, they look into the future while seemingly in dream mode… They are awake in a futuristic time warp while asleep. Now that’s surreal!
What are your thoughts on dreams and what are your dreams like? Do you find ways to use your dream state to help with your wake time plans? Do share.
Positive Motivation Tip: When you wake up from your dream state, move your feet.