Why Collecting Your Dreams Is Like Collecting Nature

Why Collecting Your Dreams Is Like Collecting Nature

When you develop an interest in meteorology, you look up at the clouds. Then, you may snap a picture when you see a formation you’ve never seen before. When you develop an interest in botany, you look down at the ground at the different plants. Then, when you find a new leaf, you might take…

Dream Journaling Is the Least Expensive Hobby You Can Pursue

Dream Journaling Is the Least Expensive Hobby You Can Pursue

No hobby’s cheaper to explore and have than dream journaling. Dream journaling is the champion for that and the potential to make and save you money, and it’s not even close. You can find a pen or pencil and a free notebook somewhere. Get that, and that’s all you need to begin journaling your dreams.…

Blue Opossum Replies

Blue Opossum Replies

In a previous post, I compared several weeks of my dream journal to Blue Opossum’s. He responded to the April 12 blog post by e-mail. Blue Opossum is a metacognitive dreamer, meaning he’s aware of a whole lot of his dreams, far more than most people. There are misconceptions in your post, but that is…

Compare Yourself to Yourself

Compare Yourself to Yourself

Understanding yourself better using your dream journal (Part 7/7) When you compare your dream journal to someone else’s, you’re seeing the inner mind of someone very different from you, no matter who they are. They have a different personality, different experiences, and different roles and reasons for being. Those differences are just a start. It…

Encode Your Dreams If You Must

Encode Your Dreams If You Must

Part 3/7 Everyone, no matter how young or old they are, has dreams. They also have other people in their life, people who might not understand their dreams the way they do. They can’t. No matter how close you are to someone, your experiences and their experiences are different. You’re two different people after all.…

Keep An Actual Dream Journal

Keep An Actual Dream Journal

Part 2/7 It’s a fact: without a written record, dreams are quickly forgotten, often as soon as by the end of the day. There is no good way to remember them without a written dream journal, preferably on paper. Understanding the dream consists of more than remembering the actual dream components. You’ve got to understand…

What You Know and Don’t Know

What You Know and Don’t Know

Part 1/7 “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”¬† ¬†Donald Rumsfeld When former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said…

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