What is the Meaning of Dreams?
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Sigmund Freud believed that dreams are a window into our unconscious, and some studies indicate that he may have been onto something. Ever since he published his controversial theories about the meaning of dreams in 1900, humans have been fascinated with the jumble of experiences we seem to live through while we slumber.
But, What is a Dream?Dreams are usually described are images and imagery, thoughts, sounds and voices, and subjective sensations experienced when we sleep. This can include people you know, people you've never met, places you've been, and places you've never even heard of. Sometimes, dreams are as simple and obvious as recalling events that happened earlier in the day. But, dreams can also be your deepest and darkest fears and secrets, and most private fantasies.
I don't know you, but I believe that dreams allows to connect with certain parts of our brains that are only accessible when unconscious or asleep. Although it is not clear what role dreams play in our lives, most dream researchers believe, that dreams are random expressions of emotion or devoid of some intellectual meaning. So, it is always interesting, and perhaps helpful to try decode our dreams.
A Strange DreamI had a strange dream a couple of nights ago. The dream that I had Friday morning was scary, but I also had a feeling of being in control of the situation. I mean that, although the situation that I was dreaming about was scary and stressful, I was not as nervous as anyone should normally be in a similar situation. It was like things were under control, or that somehow I knew that it was better to stay calm because things will be just fine.
In my dream, I was driving a school bus or some sort of bus and because of roads condition, I lost control of the bus. The bus was first going at high speed, and then it started to turn. The bus was turning and turning, and it was obvious that a collision or accident was imminent. Somehow, I knew that I had to stay calm. Somehow, I decided that it was better to observe the situation, and see where we, the bus, would end. We ended in the water. I clearly saw the bus or us going down and deep in the water - clear water, like ocean or seawater. But, the interesting thing is that even at that point, I still felt that things were under control.
Right after the bus went into the water, we came back afloat or were standing right at the surface of the water. Then, I realize that we were next to a grassy area. We were not in the ocean or sea, we were in a sort of stream or a very small river. We came out of the bus, and walked on the green grass and went into a house. We did not even touch the water; we did not get wet at all. Our hearts were beating very fast, but we were all fine. No blood, no cuts, no nothing. We were all fine, just a little scared. My feelings were intense because I knew that I had directed the whole operation and that we were all fine; it felt very good. It was a tricky experience, but we were all fine at the end. I woke up after this because I heard my son calling me from his bedroom.
What is the meaning of my dream?
What is it (my brain) trying to tell me about myself?