I sooo wanted to post this yesterday... but I was too busy... Sorry! Well, here it is! Enjoy! :)
1 word – Many Thoughts
1.A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
2. A daydream; a reverie.
3. A state of abstraction; a trance.
4. A wild fancy or hope.
5. A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.
6. One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful.
Psychologist’s Definition… ^^
Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotion, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind especially during stage five or Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. The name “Rapid Eye Movement” was given to this stage of sleep obviously because during this stage of sleep, the eyes move rapidly. (DUH!) Some recent studies have shown that dreams can also occur during the other stages of sleep. Dreams actually occur because the of increased brain activity. During REM sleep the brain produces alpha waves (which are the level of our brain waves when we are awake) or sometimes even higher, beta waves (brain waves during stressful situations or situations that require strong mental concentration). Ok, I think I should stop here…
Which definition of the word “dream” comes to your mind first? Why do people dream? Why do you think we dream of what we dream of? Is there a reason for dreams? Are dreams necessary? How often do you dream? Do you remember your dreams? Do you daydream often? If so, about what? To you, what would be a dream (e.g. stuffing your face with an endless supply of chocolate… ^^)? What are your dreams? What’s your wildest dream? (And now, psychology student mode…) All the voluntary muscles of the body are paralysed during REM sleep, but why are our eyes still moving? Depression is link to too much time spent in REM sleep, is there a medicine that decreases REM sleep? Why do we forget our dreams so easily? Are nightmares dreams gone wrong? (Some scientists believe that dreams function to “predict the future.” Dreams put us in situations that have yet to occur and that sometimes have a possibility of happening… [That’s why some people experience déjà vus] So, in other words, my question is - are nightmares dreams that are headed down the “worst case scenarios possible” path? ) Studies show that people can control what they want to dream of, have you ever dreamt of something that you wanted to dream of? Other studies show that people can control what happens in a dream while dreaming… how true is that?
Dreams – Strange, mysterious, stressful, nightmarish, hopeless, distant, confusing, traumatic…
Dreams – Cool, sweet, believable, achievable, understandable, inspiring, hopeful…
Here’s something I found that’s pretty true J
So, here’s the challenge…
Make someone’s dream come true. It could be something small, like buying a long-desired gift, or something HUGE like offering to pay for a person's college fees when he/she goes overseas to study… :P