Mindfulness is aimed at improving an individual`s capacity to maintain awareness of the present moment, with an open and non-judgemental attitude. Could practicing mindfulness increase our awareness during sleep, promoting more frequent lucid dreams?
We often feel that we don’t have any control over our dreams. But the truth is, we do. How we react to situations in waking life dictates how we behave in dreams, and in this way, we are responsible for creating our own dreams.
Dreams may indicate the onset of an illness prior to the presence of other physical symptoms. Recognizing these dream cues can be particularly useful for establishing early intervention against sickness.
Many of us have had the impression of re-visting specific places in our dreams; there may be a clear feeling of familiarity or a vague memory of the dreamscape, a sort of dream déjà vu. It's especially interesting when these places are novel creations of the dreamworld, existing only in the dreamer's mind.
It’s not unusual to realize upon awakening that elements of our true physical surroundings have been incorporated into our dreams. Though we normally consider sleep to be a time when we are completely cut off from the real world, in fact, there continues to be a flow of input from our sensory systems...