How do dreams affect your life?

@jofeli (504)
Indonesia
July 21, 2008 3:10am CST
I had a dream last night of accompanying my mother to go shopping. In fact, it's been quite a while I haven't seen her or talking to her because I moved in after I got married. Well, I remembered in the dream she was holding my hands and we chatted a lot. Would it be a signal that she miss me, or I miss her? I wouldn't know that, but one thing for sure, I call her today. It's really nice of talking to her after a long while. And yet, I even cry! Dream is something we can't avoid in this life. Sometimes we have good dreams, other times bad dreams. I keep thinking now, if a dream shows up, would it something that may warn us, remind us, or just a reflection of our unconscious mind and have nothing to do with our life? How would you react to your dreams? And how do they affect your life, your thoughts, your views towards life itself? Let me know your opinions. Please share... thx..
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• United States
21 Jul 08
When I have bad dreams I always let them affect my life. If I dream something bad is going to happen, like for example, I was in a car wreck or something like that, I'm always super paranoid when I'm riding in a vehicle with someone. Or if I have any other sort of nightmare, I let it control how I act and feel about certain things from that point on. On countless times I've had to wake up and check on someone in the house because I had a dream that something had happened to them. I'm not sure about why I have these dreams. Maybe it's just because I'm a very paranoid person anyways. I remember my Nana always told me that I would only have these dreams because I was thinking about something a lot before I went to sleep. So, now before I go to sleep I try to clear my mind and stop thinking about anything at all. If I do that, I notice I don't remember my dreams most of the time and when I do, they're not bad dreams at all.
@jofeli (504)
• Indonesia
21 Jul 08
Yeah I think your nanny is right. Just try to be relax and not to think too much about something bad. Not only before going to bed but try to apply it to your life. I hope that will reduce the amount of your "paranoid" thing. thanks for posting :)
@ruby222 (4848)
26 Jul 08
Dreams can be a lot of things,they cn be very pleasant or quite terrifying!Ive had both,and if they are good dreams you can feel content and sleepy,and actually be quite content to stay sleeping and enjoy your dream,but if the dream is a scary one,then you are so pleased to wake and shake out of that dream!!but often dreams can make you feel unnerved altogether and sometimes the after effects can linger for a long while during the day.I wish it was easy to interpret dreams,but I dont really believe t is,im quite sure that everyone would interpret dreams quite differently
• India
26 Jul 08
My dear Friend, I would like to say that the word DREAM itself means that it is DREAM. It never take place in your life. Whatever you see in DREAMS in your sleep, it is only drams and never it will take place in your day to day life. So leave Dream as Dream.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
22 Jul 08
i think dreams are interesting, although i dont understand them very well because they come to me in a surreal way. but i enjoy analyzing them and trying to figure them out. my last dream was about me walking on a very long pedestrian bridge over a very beautiful royal blue ocean water. it was a pretty scene. and i was walking happily toward my destination, excited to get there, and walking very fast, taking long strides. the water is very calm. the bridge would stop at small pretty and relaxing islands and beautiful yellow sandy shores. then i would continue on the bridge toward the next island. i dont know how many islands i stopped at in this dream. but eventually the bridge stops in the middle of the ocean, like a pier, and i have to wait for a boat to take me to the next shore or swim the rest of the way. at that point i realize there is no boat coming, and it looks like a long way to swim. so i turn back and walk back briskly to the start, toward home. as i am walking fast, the bridge turns into a highway on the streets, and i am now driving a race car or sports car, zooming fast toward home. i suddenly lose concentration, or maybe daydreaming, that my car slides off the highway, down into the offramp. my car doesnt turn over and i am ok. but i feel lost and dont know where i am now. i seem to be in a different locale and dont know how to return home. i just remain parked on the offramp, paralyzed, staring ahead, wondering where i am, unable to move further. i feel lost and confused, wanting badly to return home but dont know how. then i wake up. ok. what does this mean?
@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
for me there are 2 types of dreams, dream when you are sleep, and dream when you are awake, when i dream at night when i was sleeping, there are wierd dreams that comming out, of which i cant explain and i dont know how could it affect to my life, before i was a day dreamer, but now istop to do it because i have to wake up to the reality that we can only achieved what we want if we do for it.