Dreams Keep Us Alive

A Fantasy Called Dreams

Whether the past, present (or for some of you, the future), most people would agree that without our dreams, we’d be lost somewhere in the abyss. Dreams provide direction, meaning and the ability to believe. Without belief, we remain lost. But with it, we dream on. And dreaming is what we want.

Our body requires blood to circulate oxygen, nutrients and waste products. Our mind requires a creative, inspiring and seductive fantasy called dreams. These “things” keep us going when at our lowest and most unattractive states of mind. Did I mention that they keep us going even when elated?

Those who dream consistently and believe them wholeheartedly for years at a time, have a very good chance at achieving them with persistence. Don’t forget consistence – the repetition of persistence. When this formula is applied, (is it a formula?), it makes dreams come true.

The best part of dreams is seeing them play out throughout your life. Sometimes they are accomplished earlier than expected, and you must come up with new ones. And sometimes you can accept a little assistance from a significant other, to help you out with a new dream.

The key is to not look too hard and don’t wait too long. Trust your eye, heart and instinct. If you believe a certain goal accompanied by a beautiful image is worth your time, then by no means, strive for it! But once you start striving for a dream, giving up on it would only be subpar. You can accomplish it with persistence.

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2 Replies to “Dreams Keep Us Alive”

  1. The Moody Mom – Texas – I am Adrienne and this is my blog about women's mental health. Whether you have been diagnosed with an illness, have mild symptoms, or even if you're just hormonal, this forum is for you!
    The Moody Mom says:

    I never dream. I used to but haven’t in years. I used to think it was due to bipolar meds. Namely, Saphris. I took it before bed because it knocked me out. But recently I stopped taking it. And I’m still not dreaming. What’s the deal?

    1. Dr. Alexander – New York City Area – Dr. Alexander, a psychiatry resident in the New York City area is the founder of The DSM Ready Movement: an international community which focuses on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind. DSM Ready has three goals: 1) End mental health stigma and normalize mental health 2) Provide a safe and nonjudgmental place to share thoughts, feelings and advice about mental health 3) Maximize happiness and well-being 😎 Dr. Alexander can be reached on: dsmready.com linkedin.com/in/psychheals/
      Dr. Sinu MD says:

      The article refers to dreams and goals, not dreams at night. In regards to dreaming at night, we always dream but you must be really motivated in order to remember them. Ever since I started psychodynamic psychotherapy and my therapist informed me that he also analyzes dreams, I became motivated to remember them, so I type them up every morning – 24 pages of dreams and counting.

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