Since the age of Freud, and probably the dawn of man, dreams have fascinated human beings. They give us the power to make our own realities and may even show us a glimpse inside our subconscious or parts of ourselves we never knew existed. Today’s infographic ramps up our dreaming lives by exploring the concept of lucid dreaming (dreaming in which you are aware that you’re dreaming).
Lucid dreams allow us to control what’s happening in our minds while we sleep. While everyone is capable of this kind of dreaming, it takes a lot of practice and mind training to have a lucid dream. The infographic below recommends some helpful techniques to achieve this state of snoozing. Writing down your dreams as soon as you wake up, for example, makes it easier to remember them and helps you keep track of reoccurring patterns or instances. You may notice a certain element, such as water, or a certain person, maybe a deceased relative, reappearing over and over again in your dreams. Once you recognize common themes, it may become easier to analyze and debunk their meanings, and eventually you may be able to change what these motifs mean to you.
The mind is a powerful instrument that can be fine tuned even in sleep. “If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?” This is a question posed by lucid dream expert, Dr. Stephen LaBerge, that I urge you to explore with the help of today’s infographic.