Dreams: A dreamer’s perspective

Only those who can dream can achieve something. Dreams are a very powerful force behind your success. But this can happen only when you wake up and work for it.

The picture below is of an ancient tool called dreamcatcher. Dreamcatcher is believed to be originally from a North American tribe called the Ojibwa Chippewa. They believed that night dreams are both good and bad and when a dreamcatcher is placed above the head of a sleeping person, all dreams are caught in this spider web type of structure. The good dreams then slowly pass down to the person gently through the feathers whereas the bad dreams get stuck in the web and get burnt off when the rays of the morning sun touches the web. The Ojibwa word for dreamcatcher is asabikeshiinh which means spider.

(Dreamcatcher) | Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

Now coming back to dreams. I love my dreams. I can, for sure, say one of the main reasons for all the success I have had over the years is because of my dreams. One of my all-time favourite business quote is Dream | Plan | Execute.

Let us now delve into this mystic world of dreams where an abstract notion can prove to be one of the most powerful tools for personal as well as business success. Let me share some of my dreams with you 😀…mind you these are personal and may sound weird but my dear friend Albert Einstein had said that “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”

Some sleep analysts say that we get about 5 to 6 dreams per night but the problem is we forget 95% of these dreams, so…I don’t remember my dreams…sorry folks 😁😆.

Verywell / Brianna Gilmartin

Research says that dreams are generally about forbidden things or things we are afraid of. Falling, dying, being chased, flying, infidelity, being naked in public (most common), or pregnancy. As per some research, dreams mean nothing much. They are just some electrical impulses which trigger random thoughts in our brain during some particular time of our sleep. As found in Wikipedia, Rapid eye movement sleep (REM sleep or REMS) is a unique phase of sleep in mammals and birds, characterised by random rapid movement of the eyes, accompanied by low muscle tone throughout the body, and the propensity of the sleeper to dream vividly. Normally these are repressed thoughts which are triggered into becoming our dreams.

The dreams I remember are generally about work. I am travelling somewhere and I meet someone. We get to some good start and we are about to make a deal when I wake up 😁. Sometimes it takes me to some agreement clause which was forced upon me while signing and I am so worried and confused that my heartbeat goes up and I wake up. Sometimes its about a speech which was very critical for me and I deliver it well in front of a large audience.

You see all such dreams, since I remember, helps me work on those things in real life. What was it that brought me and the person to a good start and ready to sign on the bottom line? Which agreement clause should be avoided because I know how scared and anxious I was about that condition. What did I say or how did I deliver the speech that it was so well appreciated?

So many times during my lunch break when I am done and relaxing, my eyes wide open, and I start dreaming. Dreaming about a possible scenario. The situation starts playing in front of me and it feels as if I am a part of it. I am actually aware of my arguments and the counter arguments and by whom. With a jolt I wake up and that dream helps me prepare better to handle that situation when it actually comes. Does this happen to you too? It does right? Well if it does then I would say “Congratulations! You have graduated!” 😂

Sometimes I feel dreaming is also taken as a metaphor. Meaning people would say “if you can dream it, you can achieve it”. This does not mean that you have to ensure that the thing you want should appear in your dreams 😆, it means that if you can visualise it, work on it dedicatedly and sincerely, and plan and execute it well, you can achieve it. There is a difference between imagining and visualising. I feel visualising is similar to day dreaming whereas imagining is thinking about it. We need to visualise our dreams and base our next actions on the outcome of these visual images and if we can do that, we are sure to achieve.

I have done this all the time and now over a period of time with experience, visualisation comes naturally. I lose myself in the imaginary scenario wherein things are actually happening and analyse the things that happened and return to reality to act accordingly. Seems psychic? Weird? I tell you this is possible and many of you would have experienced this at your side too.

Dreams are a necessary element of one’s life. They encompass your mission of life, your goals, and vision. They can become a powerful tool to visualise, plan, and execute your projects. Lucid dreaming or day dreaming can help you be prepared and trigger qualities like feeling in control and confidence.





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