“A dream is a wish your heart makes when your fast asleep” (Cinderella 1950).
Or is it?
I have strange dreams. Really strange dreams. One minute I’m on the roof of a skyscraper that’s teetering left to right and the next minute I’m floating on the ceilings throughout my house. The more I think about it, the more I realize that my dreams involve a lot of heights, which I’m not fond of. Coincidence? Perhaps.
There are conflicting theories about whether dreams even mean anything or not.
Sis once told me that one of her professors said that dreams mean nothing. The fact that you dream of standing in front of a crowd naked has nothing to do with a fear of public speaking. You dream just to dream, and nothing else. In fact, in this New York Times article, researchers and neuroscientists claim that dreams are nothing but “nonsense” and have no psychological significance whatsoever, but rather the brain’s way of “purging useless information” gathered throughout waking hours.
On the other had, dream interpretation is a common therapeutic technique that helps psychologists and researchers get a glimpse into the underlining issues in a person’s life. For example, dreaming of falling off a cliff is often associated with the potential for a situation in your life fall into a mess of some sort .
In an article by G. William Dumhoff, he explains that dreams do have meanings whether one thinks it’s a prophetic meaning or a problem solving tool.
“‘Meaning’ has to do with coherence and with systematic relations to other variables, and in that regard dreams do have meaning. Furthermore, they are very “revealing” of what is on our minds.”
Do you think dreams have meanings?
Has something you’ve dreamed come true before?