I’ve been having sleep disorders, sometimes I toss and turn in bed thoroughly exhausted yet unable to sleep and sometime I just keep waiting till I finally fall asleep in the morning but I’ve never been able to remember my dreams, beyond an occasional very short lived vague recollection. I was always curious about them, feeling that I was somehow missing out on some secret knowledge.
However, I started to take the advice from a doctor, using a 3 stage medicine patch. After about a week of remarkable lucid dreams, I checked the patch doc and discovered lucid dreams were a common side effect. After completion of the medicine treatment I returned to my prior non-remembrance of dreams, with no particular interest in them. They turned out to be pretty dull, which might explain why I don’t remember them.
So this is what got me interested for, the movie – Inception, Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his compatriots use drugs and psychological profiles to trigger specific dreams in people. I can’t help but wonder if it is true that despite the heavy sedation and level of detail incited are far-fetched, dream control isn’t entirely a Hollywood fantasy?
Would be a fact that in the future we are able to control what happens in our dreams and we can change them if we don’t like the way they are going. People all have the ability of manipulate the dream world like sometimes I was flying in my dreams with feather-like quivering blades and in doing this I could fly with sort of seraph-like wings or I could be able to stop while I was having a falling dream.
Nevertheless a refined quality of sleep is all that matters therefore no matter what kind of dreams I have I don’t want to wake up in the middle of them with self awareness and bring dramatic changes to life.
In order to arrive at what you are not,
You must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know,
And what you own is what you do not own,
And where you are is where you are not.
East Coker, Four Quartets, by T.S. Eliot