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What do you think about dreams? I've having a shitload recently - or rather I'm remembering a shitload more dreams than usual. I go through patches like this which makes me wonder if there are external factors making it so. Are there things happening - or not happening - in my life that bold my dreams?
The dreams I'm having are the usual variety. Some are weird; some are utterly prosaic. Most feature people I know, but some don't. In some dreams there are people long forgotten, or deep in my past suddenly featuring. Some dreams seem significant, and some don't.
I love having dreams, and I'm always wary of them. I'm inclined to believe that there is occasionally little - and maybe great - truths revealed in our nocturnal wonderings. I've written before of how I think there is often more wisdom in our unconscious than our conscious. Our body knows what our civilised, conscious mind does not.
Some of the dreams I've had lately have been very vivid. I slept on Saturday night in Brunswick Heads with the rain falling down and in an unfamiliar bed and the dreams were in technicolour. I remembered little of them when I woke in the morning but what who was in them. That was interesting enough for me. I lay in bed touched still by what I had dreamt and ruminating on the last lingering sentiments wondering if they meant anything, or not. I was inclined to think then that they meant plenty, but that was in the full flush of feeling. Why not? I thought. For an hour or so I was inclined to act on what I had dreamt. What did I have to lose?
It's a good question and the answer is, very little. That doesn't make it right though. To act on the basis of what is to gain or lose seems pretty shallow, though obviously it's a popular way of deciding. It's not about me though, not about what I have to lose or what I have to gain. If there's more than one person involved then it's about what is right.
Right, as I've so often pontificated, is not always easily recognised. I'll wait for my next set of dreams to tell me what.