Lucid Dreaming: The Act of Being Awake and Aware in Your Dreams

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Although lucid dreaming was originally a way to explain the nature of the eyes with which we see in dreams, it came to be known as the psychological approach to dreams which one may experience during the REM stage of sleep. As early as the 8th century, Tibetan Buddhists practiced yoga to maintain full consciousness in dream state, better known as lucid dreaming. In the last couple of decades, experiments have been done to prove that lucid dreaming exists. Scientists have found a correlation between the content and frequency of the experimental subject exists. Lucid dreams are dreams in where one is aware that they are dreaming, and lucid dreamers can employ some amount of participation and control over their dream.
Lucid dreaming provides the opportunity for unique and compelling adventures rarely surpassed elsewhere in life. They have potential for promoting personal growth and self development, enhancing self confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem-solving, and helping one progress on the path to self-mastery. The suggestion that lucid dreaming could improve one’s quality of life applies to both daytime and nighttime experiences. During these dreams, we remain fully conscious of the fact that we are dreaming, thus in a sense, we are both “awake and “asleep”. Lucid dreaming also helps promote more flexible and creative responses to unexpected situations, and people who lucid dream will most likely be more motivated to try out new behaviors leading to psychological growth and positive changes in their waking lives.
Despite the fact that lucid dreamers are in their dreams, they are not altogether of it. This allows one to confront face-on otherwise fearful nightmares and anxieties, allowi...

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...eathing underwater might happen. Usually the sleep is the main character in a lucid dream, but not always. Sometimes the dream actor is not the dreamer and sometimes they play no part at all. A variation in how well we remember things also leads to differences in what occurs in dreams, lucid otherwise.
The lowest levels of motivation and expectation are drives, then desires, expectations, and then ideas or goals. Learning lucid dreaming is an ability that can be gained or improved by training, and in order to recognize that one is dreaming. One needs to have a concept of what dreaming is. There are many functions and meanings of dreaming. We dream for physiological reasons, and for psychological reasons. These dreams always contain important messages about us. We can learn a lot from lucid dreaming, and I advise everyone to try it at least once in their lifetime

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