Today I woke from a very vivid dream that felt so real that I couldn’t decipher the dream from reality. That made me reflect deep on life and our ability to dream. That is what spark the content for this weeks article.
We all take reality for granted but when it comes to dreaming we are amazed by. But what makes dreaming any different from reality?
According To Psychologists What Is A Dream?
A dream is physiologically and psychologically conscious state that occurs during sleep, most often doing Rapid Eye Movement(REM) sleep. Dreams often characterized by a rich array of endogenous sensory, motor, emotional, and other experiences.
According To Psychologists What Is Reality?
Reality, in everyday usage, means “the state of things as they actually exist. The term Reality, in its widest sense, includes everything that is, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. This definition was taken from psychology wiki.com.
What’s The Difference Between The Two?
If you look at the definitions they are very close each other. If reality is everything that is observable or not observable then wouldn’t dreams be considered reality also? The kicker is, the mind cannot tell the difference between reality and dreams. That’s why sometimes you wake up from a dream and it feels like it actually happened in real time.
You physically and emotional experience dreams as if they are reality. In dreams you could do everything you currently do now in reality. You could even feel everything you do now in reality and may even more than reality.
If the mind can’t tell the difference between reality and dreams then what makes you think that life isn’t just one big dream? One big dream world.
Is Reality Really Just A Dream?
Psychologists say that if you put a man or woman in a coma for 100 years, they will dream for 100 years. And not for a single moment this person in the coma will suspect that it’s a dream.
If this person dies in the coma, they will never know that their life was just a dream. This make me think that reality is just one big dream world where the mind can’t tell the differences between what is real and what is not real.
Think about it this way, if your mind can’t tell the difference between a vivid dream and reality then what would make dreams reality and reality dreams.
Thanks for reading:)
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