I haven’t had a nightmare in a very long time. Thank god.
My insomnia, though, has been really bad the last 2 weeks.
When I do finally sleep, I’ve been dreaming much more . Or remembering the dreams I do have. If I were to relay the content of these dreams to an outsider, they sound innocuous enough. Even pleasant.
The human brain fascinates me, and that fascination was one of the reasons I majored in psychology when I entered college, and initially wanted to be a doctor. To this day I read everything about the human brain I can get my hands on. In all the years humans have studied their own minds, no one has come up with a concrete reason why we dream or what exactly causes dreams. There are few theories: hallucinations, and random electrical impulses are two of them.
My personal belief is that dreams can be keys to your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind can be difficult to access during full wakefulness, so it seems logical to me that subconscious thoughts will make their appearance in the dreaming mind.
I don’t like the fact that the subject matter of my recent dreams has permeated my subconscious. As I said, it’s not unpleasant, but it’s not something I want to think about consciously, and I certainly don’t want to dream about it. And without a concrete theory as to how and why the human brain dreams, it seems there is no logical way to eradicate this subject.
Perhaps this idea will run its course, and I can sleep soundly and dreamlessly once again…