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What Dream Means To You?

Written by Myhorng. 8 comments Posted in: Living

On this lazy prolonged holiday’s morning (thanks to car’s alternator and rainy morning which drenched me during biking to work, ended up on EL), I received a FB message from someone I respect a lot. A teacher who taught me during primary school sent me this.

Partial of the message

一般人都渴求美梦,害怕噩梦。通常我们印象最深的梦,是早上醒来前那个最长的梦境。我个人的经验,深刻的美梦或噩梦会给我带来启示或预兆。。。梦有宣泄与安抚、鼓励的功能,我们得学习做梦中的主人。。。
平常清醒时,当我们遇到不愿面对的事情,为了让心灵不受伤害,我们会利用防卫机构把不安的情绪压抑下来。我们之所以做噩梦,就是要宣泄不安的压抑,再次面对自己的心理冲突。。。梦是绝对坦白的,不像清醒时我们反而戴著面具生活;梦坦白地把内心最私密的愿望或个性表达无遗。

Translation

Most of us desire sweet dreams but terrify nightmares. Normally we will remember the longest dream before we wake up. I learned, either profound sweet dreams or nightmares would bring inspiration or omen through my personal experiences. Dreams can be catharsis, comforting and encouraging, hence, we need to learn to be master of our dreams.

When we are awake, we tend to suppress our emotion by building up a defensive wall protecting ourselves from been hurt when we encountered things that we reluctant or dare not confront. This might be the reason why we are having nightmares. Dream, is to give vent to repress our anxiety which we restrain from while we were awake. We can easily cover up with mask through high EQ we pickup but not in our dream, which is totally honest expressing the deepest thought in us.

The rose looks gorgeous but feel sad sleeping on icy snow

I have no idea why she sent me this but it did trigger me to think. It made me recall the recent dreams and nightmares I had. However, most of them faded as time flies. Few weeks ago, I woke up twice from nightmares in less than 4 hours sleep after a conversation. The nightmares somehow relate to the conversation and we laughed through it the next day because it sounded silly and funny. Now, the message above evoked the search in me, deep inside. Were it I care too much and the uncertainty I have caused fear without my own realization which I concealed unconsciously?

Dream, lead you to mist or….

The purpose and content of dreams are not fully understood scientifically, thus, many will seek dream interpretation from all sort of manner trying to predict their subsequent life events from it. Since studies show that everybody dreams and we will forget 90% of our dreams, I agree that dreams however, not symbolic but just the real depiction of one’s deepest fears and desires suppressed in real life. That’s the reason explain why the most common emotion experienced in dreams are mainly negative such as anxiety, fear, depress, grief, hatred, regret, anger and much more. No doubt there are dreams that express positive aura such as joy, interest, enthusiasm and of course dreams involved sexual content that result in orgasm or nocturnal emission generally knows as wet dreams which is kind of troublesome because you need to wake up for a change and cleaning with half opened eyes middle of the night. Hence, comparatively, we will come across nightmares and remember it more than our desire, sweet dreams.

…Lead you to glowing bright passage?

By the way, do you know we are paralyzed while dreaming? else we will be doing some karate kick with closed eyes and sleep walking. check this out.

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  1. KY

    why so emo these days!

    September 1, 2009 at 11:24 pm
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  2. Myhorng

    KY, it's just sharing of thought after some research done out from curiosity from the message sent by Zheng LaoShi.

    September 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm
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  3. Sotong

    emo horny! :Þ

    September 2, 2009 at 12:14 am
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  4. -eiling-

    Hope your car is alright. I like dreaming! Sometimes it's good dreams!

    September 2, 2009 at 6:11 am
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  5. Pet

    So..er, different from what you normally post!

    What about those ppl who move about when sleeping? End up the leg facing the other direction… how u explain that?

    September 3, 2009 at 5:11 am
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  6. mat`amit

    rarely dream nowadays

    September 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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  7. admin

    Sotong, just a different kind of writing lar.

    eiling, car was fine, pocket not so. sweet dreams is always welcome right? hee..

    Pet, oh yes, different. I dunno about moving direction during sleep, maybe during that time not in dreaming mode kua. i need to get a PHD to answer ur question.

    Mat’amit, u do, just your quality sleep is good hence u just couldn’t remember any of them.

    September 8, 2009 at 10:23 am
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  8. Pet

    Don’t be funny..get a PHD! LOL

    September 8, 2009 at 11:10 am
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