Dreams are reflection of our thinking !!!! is it !!!!

@Jotomy (5941)
India
December 22, 2010 10:15am CST
Hi friends and members, Before i seldom used to dream, but of late i am getting dreams. But dreams are the same as i am doing and thinking what i do whole the day. When i go and see in front of the mirror i can see the tears dropping from my eyes. Why i am feeling guilty of my thinking and what i am doing and why they are reflecting in my dreams. Is this is a problem of psychology, am i suffering from something i don't know. My question is, is your dreams also reflection of your thinking or of your deeds? Share with me.
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• Malaysia
22 Dec 10
Hehe, you know, many times I go to bed after deciding to procrastinate a report, I get dreams that alarmingly tells me "your work is due today, have you done it?" at which point I'll be running to the nearest workstation to get it done in a frantic hurry. Then I wake up and find that there is 2 or 3 more days on the report haha. So I definitely do agree dreams are a manifestation of what bothers your mind, subconciously. This is definitely one recurring dream theme that I have over several years. P.S. I need to quit procrastinating.
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• United States
23 Dec 10
This is exactly what happens to me as well! I will start procrastinating and worry about it subconsciously while I am sleeping and wake up at 4 o' clock in the morning flipping out only to find out that I still have time to finish my work. I think it also deprives me of good quality sleep. I feel like I don't get enough sleep even if I get a solid 9 hours of sleep.
• Canada
24 Dec 10
I keep meaning to stop procrastinating but I never get round to it :) Procrastrination is the thief of time. I used it steal Amelia Earheart, some stuff from the Titanic that they won't miss and some really neat stuff from the future.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
27 Dec 10
Hi medicalchew, welcome to mylot and welcome to my discussions. I too agree that dreams are just manifestation of what think. Thanks for your response. Have a good day.
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
12 Jan 11
I know i"m responding to this 3 weeks later, but it brings to mind an issue I was facing (dream-wise). I often dream about me having some contact with a man that I fell in love with a few years ago, but never gotten over him. Now we dont' speak, but one time, we were together (I was having serious issues in my marriage then) I would have dreams of coming across some writing of his, knowing he doesn't love me, or him rejecting me, one time I dreamed that he married me and was in love with me. In real life I gotten rid of everything that reminded me of him. I've confessed with my husband, which started a very hard struggle to save our marriage. But those dreams really hurt. I don't have anything on my computer that reminds me of this guy. I know I think of him a lot and I would catch myself and stop thinking of him, hell, it's been 3 bloody years since we broke up!! Mind you, the dreams don't happen every week, but I'm getting them more often. Maybe it's because I'm getting it all out of my system? I do believe in G-d, but what can He do? It's not like asking a wish from a Fairy Godmother or something...I don't know, it's just confusing. Thanks for sharing this topic. It is very interesting.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
15 Jan 11
Hi Masihi, welcome to my discussions, Happy new year. Very nice response. Have a great days ahead.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
15 Jan 11
Happy new year as well, I love the topic of dreams, but I'm not sure about trying to interpret them as it's a complicated subject. I'm a more scientific-minded person lol
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
16 Jan 11
Hi Masihi, it is good to know about you. well dreams are mystery is it, how much we discuss yet it will not come to the conclusion. Thanks again.
• Abbeville, Mississippi
22 Dec 10
i was told that dreams are suppose to be about something that is going to happen in the future. but i am still trying to figure out about my dreams also. because i have some strange ones myself.
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• Canada
24 Dec 10
I think dreams are mostly some sort of mixed up bits of thoughts and memories. Sometimes your subconscious works something out and gives you the solution a problem in your dreams. The classic example of that was the scientist who discovered the structure of benzene (C6H6). He dreamed of snakes, biting their tails and forming hexagons. When he woke up, he realized that the 6 carbon atoms in benzene formed a ring. However, it's a common belief that dreams can convey supernatural information. There are a number of places in the Bible where people are told things in dreams and at least two Bible characters, Joseph and Daniel, had a special gift of being able to interpret dreams. I think lots of people have had dreams which seemed to relate to future events or things they didn't know about. I've certainly had a few odd dreams that seemed to relate to future events. I've also noticed that there are a number of things (hotels, cubes, a partly terraformed version of Mars for example) and people which/who appear in my dreams a lot but I've no idea why. Some of the people I know but have never been particularly close to or obsessed with. Some are people I can't identify (an older gaunt looking man with short gray hair, a woman with long brown hair that's usually in a pony tail). This seems to suggest that there's something going on that isn't obvious.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
29 Dec 10
Hi meryjane, yes i think this dreams are like subconscious work of mind as Graptopetalum said. But there are many contraventions about this. Thanks for your nice response. Have a great day.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
29 Dec 10
@ graptopetalum, thank you so much for the nice description about the dreams. Have a wonderful day.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
22 Dec 10
I do agree with you one hundred percent. Dreams are in fact a reflection on what we are thinking. For some of us, that can be a bit scary. As we do have some rather strange thoughts. Or that is what one might assume if we had judged our dreasm. Still when we go to sleep and dream, it is an interesting thing, as we tend to move together our thoughts from the day and somehow that really affects us in the dream world. Dreams can be a reflection of a number of things. Dreams can be a reflection of being joyful at what is to come. Dreams can be a reflection of being anxious of what is to come. We could feel happy or guilty. Still all of those feelings, along with our thoughts during the day are a mixture that leads to the dreams that we have each and every night, that will bring us some intriguing dreams, as we step into what could be considered an entirely different world.
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• Philippines
23 Dec 10
yes I believe that dreams are reflections of our thinking!!! base on my experience..I think a lot of something especially for my family, my fears in life and also my plans..and then when i go to sleep at night sometimes i've dreamt the things that i thought..but sometimes dreams are opposite to what happen us.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
26 Dec 10
Hi megamatt, Yes i feel sometimes dreams will come because of the sub conscious that means we are not fully sleeping. When i used to sleep previously i never used to get dreams, i just sleep and wake up in the morning. You may be right that all may be reflection of our thoughts. Thank you so much for the response. Have a great day.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
27 Dec 10
@ callyldeen, i do agree with you what ever we think we will be getting as dreams. Have a good day.
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 10
dreams are not always a reflection of out thought, sometimes they are just dreams, or a mix of remembering old days or random things that have happen to us but they get all mixed up with wishes and desires. Dreams are nothing to worry about like you wee, We c annot tell ourselves not to dream as its a normal natural thing that happens to us all . stop worrying about it as again a lot of times a dream is just a dream. If you never dreamed that could show you need mental help otherwise forget it.
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@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 10
typp wee should be were
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
27 Dec 10
Hi Hatley, yes, sometimes i will get dreams what i think actually. And sometimes i will be worried about some thing, that will i get in dreams. Thanks for your response. Have a wonderful day.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
4 Mar 11
Ya friend this is true our dreams are reflection of thinking of whole day this is not psychologyical problem some time when we think some events whole day then that you will see in your dream.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
5 Mar 11
Hi surekharthi, yes some times i experience this. Thanks for your response. Have a great day.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
30 Dec 10
Generally people say dreams are the same that we think in our mind. But I get dreams that are not at all connected to my thinking. New places, new people along with the familiar ones, and the incidents are not at all experienced by me. The moment I go to sleep, these dreams follow me.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
11 Jan 11
Hi Dear sister, How are you, I wish you and your family very happy new year. Yes i feel dreams are like that, actually now a days i am feeling i am not doing any judge to my family, that is my fear and feeling unhappy and the same is coming in my dreams. That is the one for my guilty. Thanks for your nice response. Have a great day.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Dec 10
I tend to think that dreams are a mixture of thoughts, fears, desires etc. Whatever is in the subconscious can manifest through dreams so that may explain why they can appear so jumbled and make little sense sometimes. I have a recurring dream that all my teeth are falling out and I am in a state of panic! It may mean insecurity who knows...
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
11 Jan 11
Hi paula, I wish you happy and prosperous new year to your and to your family. How are you doing. Yes, paula it is the mixture of thoughts and many things. All will come in our dreams. Thanks for your nice response. Have a great day.
@vandana7 (56711)
• India
23 Dec 10
Hi jo, it is partly... I mean when you think something, you visualize yourself doing or not doing something, the brain accepts that bit as a command like a song with a particular sequence, you know. Now, when you look around - when your eyes, ears, and other senses send messages to the brain, the brain priorititizes. The one that needs to be addressed first is given green signal and the rest of the visual is thrown aside. This process goes on throughout the day. In the night, when you are sleeping, your brain pulls out the discarded content. It tries to make a sequence of it, based on what you thought, or other instructions got even from a movie. The brain presents the picture to you, as if you are actually in that position. If you dont want it there, your brain will discard that dream...on the whole it is nothing but a bunch of nonsense. Rarely though you do find good insight. :)
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
11 Jan 11
Hi vandana, yes, it is a partly, nice response by you. Have a great day.
23 Dec 10
I think dreams are your subconscious going through things that you've seen or thought about during the day. Some people believe that dreams mean something and there are even people who interpret dreams. Personally I'm not sure it works like that. It seems more likely that you may have felt sad when thinking about something and then you saw yourself in your dream with tears rather than some psychological problem. I used to have recurring dreams about an intruder in my home for many years. And then when I developed spiritually they automatically stopped.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
11 Jan 11
Hi creative-genius, yes most of the members are saying this, dreams are subconscious one, so you mean spirituality will help to stop dreams? Have a wonderful day.
@Memnon (2173)
23 Dec 10
I hope not. Most of my dreams are nightmares. I usually wake just before I am about to die.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
2 Jan 11
Hi memnon, I wish you a very happy new year. Yes some of the people they say they get nightmares. But i didn't get. Thanks. Thank you for your nice response. Have a wonderful day.
@kiran8 (14475)
• Mangalore, India
23 Dec 10
Hi Jotomy, Dreams are nothing but your sub conscious that relate to our every day experiences. I have seen totally unknown and strange people in my dreams and some of the images remain very clear in your mind. The other day I happened to see a person I had seen in my dream quite close to my home and then I realised that she was a financial consultant who had come to our house once when I was in hurry to leave. In fact, I had felt guilty at that time having given her an appointment not being able to keep it, she was supposed to come at a later date but never turned up.I think this little incident was tucked away in my sub conscious which manifested with some other experience and came out .It is so strange at times how everything finally has an association or a link...
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
2 Jan 11
Hi kiran, wish you a very happy new year. Yes kiran, dreams are sub conscious of our mind. I feel our mind will be thinking even we sleep. Thanks for your response. Have a wonderful day kiran.
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
23 Dec 10
Hi there, I think it is normal to have dreams and it is completely true with me also that I dream about the things which are running through my mind in the day time. I can also feel it in the dream that I am dreaming about something which is something real for me in my real life. Sometimes I have lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is a term used for the dreams which you can handle by yourself. You are partially awake or you know it consciously that you are dreaming and you can take your dream to where ever you want it to go. I have dreams in the night since my childhood and many of them I still remember. Sometimes I fly in my dreams. I know that it is only a dream but I enjoy it and take my self to the place where ever I want to go, I explore different parts of the world by flying in my dreams. . So there is nothing wrong with you because it is normal.
@Jotomy (5941)
• India
2 Jan 11
Hi sanjay, Happy New year. Yes funny dreams will come to us sometimes. But some of the dreams we really enjoy is it. Thanks for your response. Have a wonderful day.
@Sreekala (18769)
• India
23 Dec 10
Hello Jo, How are you doing? Why you think unnecessarily, try to convert your attention to some interested things or find some new hobbies. I dream very rarely dear. If I say in a funny way, I don’t get time to see the dream, getting in bed very late and that time my younger son started to sing the rhymes he learned in playschool else he wanted to listen stories, never mind if I say the same story again and again after that I may fall in asleep and alarm bells wakes me up at 6.00 AM. It is too much cold and I really wanted to spend more time in bed but thinking about the elder son’s school.. I have to give up that idea… Dreams have different definitions, some are dreaming the day to day matters but some are getting dreams as warning. There is a saying in our native place, if you see any dream in early morning it may come true. I am not thinking much about the dreams; the only thing if I see any scary dream it may wakes me up quickly. Happy Christmas to you dear. Enjoy and have fun.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
2 Jan 11
Hi sreekala, wish you a happy new year and thanks for your wishes. Yeah i am fine sreekala. Yes sreekala sometimes i think a lot that if i do any mistakes or done by me any mistakes unknowingly, that will eat my brain all the time. I dont know why. And it will come in my dreams too. I will not get scary dreams but i will get the dreams of my thoughts and some times i will get the dreams of my people my mom, grandmother etc., who are no more. Some times i wonder about this. Thanks for your sharing. Have a wonderful day.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
yes it is...many times i have experienced to dream with something that is currently running on my mind the whole day... many times what i actually want to happen for example, that was really on my dream.. i agree that it has to do with psychological explanation about it cause i have watched from a tv program that what you are really thinking rcently will approximatelt be 90% be on your dreams.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
31 Dec 10
Hi ever purple, Happy new year. Yes, i feel no one is there in this world that without dreams right! Thanks for your sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.
@derek_a (10903)
23 Dec 10
As a therapist I used to run workshops on client's dreams and one thing that becamse evident was that every element in a dream seemed to represent a part of the dreamer's personality that needed some for attention. The attention it needed was just to be brought into waking consciousness and from there, to make a connection with a problem in the person's life that was unresolved. These problems could be from the present day or from any point in the past of dreamer's life. It is quite a fascinating subject, because dreams can even obscure messages to hide the meanings even more. Personally, I dream every night, some I can remember easily and others not so easily. When I can remember a dream clearly, I invariably disover what it means. _Derek
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
31 Dec 10
Hi derek_a, Happy new year. Wonderful, it is really nice to know about you. Yes i too agree this, a reflection of the personality. Thanks for your response. Have a wonderful weekend.
@sophia18 (107)
• China
23 Dec 10
In my country, we have an idiom which has the main idea like"if you think of something during the daytime, you will dream of it at night."That's to say,your dreams reflect your thought.It is indeed.whenever I am worried about something and keep thinking about it,the right thing will appear in my dream.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
31 Dec 10
Hi sophia, Happy new year. Okay, nice to know about this. Yeah me too get the same in dreams whatever i think. Thanks for your sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.
@meenneixz (668)
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Hi, according to the book that I have read entitled 10 000 meaning of dreams, there are two kinds of dream it could be a result of what you are thinking the whole day and it could also predict of a future happening only if you know how to decipher it. I have tried dreaming of a caution, it was like I am so sad at that time trying to escape from someone or something, its like I am being chase and I run so fast though I am almost out of breath. I manage it evade it and hide from them somewhere. The next morning I was riding a motorcycle with my neighbor, we are running so fast approximately 80 to 100 kph and the front wheel blew up. We end up lying on the road, I only have minor scratch in my arm but the one who was with me, driving the motorcycle was seriously injured having scratches and wounds, his jeans was teared. Some old folks says that for a bad dream not to be real or happen we should tell it and wish not to happen in a part of nature perhaps a big tree, big stone etc. I don't know whats the connection but that's they say, I have read it in that said book too. Happy Posting!
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
31 Dec 10
Hi Happy new year. Yes there are lot many meanings but i feel each person will have their own experience with the dream and they are very different. Thanks for your sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.
@11779374 (18)
• China
23 Dec 10
Sometimes dreams are just dreams,but sometimes it really can predict someting in the future.In Chinese,a book named "Zhuangzhou explain dreams"(poor translation),it can tell what the dreams' meaning.But believe it or not,all by yourself.If you think it is just a dream,then it can't work in your daily life.Right? Have a nice day:)
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
31 Dec 10
Hi Happy New year. Yes some dream are predict and i don't know some times the meaning of it also. There will not be any connection i feel. Thanks for your response. Have a wonderful day.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Some says that it was also thru our subconscious mind and yes it is a part of our thinking. Partly our everyday life everyday activities and sometimes its a part of our hidden mind that we are afraid to open up. Like a secrets that reveals into our mind. This is just my own analysis about dreams coz i am also dreaming what i am thinking behind my mind and as i said it was our subconscious mind which is not stop working in 24hours. Anyway there are lots of meaning when it comes to dreams it is up to us if we believe on ourselves or on science or just meaning of dreams. As long as i believe on my own thinking and analysis about my dreams well it does. For you my friend just be calm and try to have peace on mind before you sleep. Be happy.
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@Jotomy (5941)
• India
29 Dec 10
Hi mods, yeah i too agree, it is through subconscious of mind and it will be thinking and roaming while sleeping, that is why we are getting dreams. Thanks for your nice response. Have a wonderful day.