“Dreaming, afterall, is a form of planning.”
I love dreams and, for the most part, my dreams are fascinating tidbits of images, emotions, and sensations. Every now and then, a scary dream slips in, which is usually a fictional event, and not a memory from the past.
Since my preference in dreams is to live in a fairy tale world, I refuse to surrender to bad dreams. I usually awaken from a dream that is like a scene out of a gory Halloween movie, so I never know the finale. It is my opinion that undesirable dreams should always be lucid dreams, where the dream is when you KNOW you are dreaming and poses no threat to real life. For example, the yellow and black polka dotted elephant that is dancing in your room. It is frequent that I have recurring dreams, which very few are nightmarish. Most are coddling and have a happy ending.
I believe the quote, by Gloria Steinem, to have a lot of merit to it. I will dream and plan while sipping my coffee, which I am convinced dreaming and planning are one in the same. At least, this is true for me.
Sitting by the fireplace and gazing into the mesmerizing flames give me a sense of coziness. My dream will reflect on reasons to stay warm, which I then plan to see what I can accomplish while inside.
During the season when the weather is warmer, I love to enjoy my coffee on the back porch. While appreciating the beauty of nature, my dream is reflective of what I see and how it affects my mood. I feel energetic and want to get up and go by taking a walk or go shopping. This becomes a plan for how I am going to spend my day.
I believe dreams to be an essential part of life because they are the birth of goals and plans in a raw form. They are the beginnings of great ideas, which result in favorable endeavors. We should cherish dreams that are meaningful, as well as heed their warnings.