How do you know you aren’t dreaming right now? That might seem like a silly question, but I found a list of 5 different characteristics of dreams, and all of them can be applied to our lives right now. Does this mean we are dream? Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t, but that isn’t for me to decide, because it is up to you. But if you think about it, so much of what is happening right now, only a few months would have seemed impossible and totally unlikely. The best argument against this being a dream, right now, is that if you trace your time back, you woke up. But if you are a lucid dreamer, then you know all about false awakenings. False awakenings are dreams where you feel like you are waking up, but actually, it is just another dream.
Notes for: How do YOU know you aren’t dreaming right now?
You can say you know you aren’t dreaming right now cause at some point in the recent past, you woke up. But lucid dreamers know all about false awakenings, where you wake up, but the wake up is just another dream.
- Dreams often feature intense emotions like anxiety, fear and surprise.
- Dreams are frequently disorganized and illogical.
- Strange dream content is accepted without question.
- People often experience bizarre sensations while dreaming, like not being able to control movement.
- Dreams are difficult to remember.
Dreams tend to reflect or reference things that have been happened in the past couple of days.
Sometimes strange things happen in life, you are thinking of someone and they call or send you a message. Or you are thinking of a song and you hear it on the radio. People say these are just a coincidence, but what if the thought about the thing is actually what made it happen?
Some of my first lucid dreams still stick with me to this day, many, many years later. At times, lucid dreams are indistinguishable from real life, so then how do you know that this isn’t a dream?
My questions for you: How do YOU know you aren’t dreaming right now? Let me know in the comments below.