Lucid Dreaming intro

by phil on Wednesday Apr 30, 2003 10:40 AM
Waking Life, The, lucid dreaming

Lucid Dreaming, for those who haven't seen the movie, The Waking Life, is a special kind of dreaming where you're aware that you're dreaming. The obvious benefits of lucid dreaming are obvious: potential to control your dreams thereby achieving greater fantasy, the potential for transcendance, the ability to alleviate fears, etc.

I'm currently trying stuff out some of the techniques and I'll report back on them later. So far though, practicing the techniques for lucid dreaming helps to cultivate your imagination. This is good for many things, such as art, strategy, and creative thinking. It's also good for positive imagery. If you can truly imagine yourself as a certain kind of person, then your body reacts and supports that image of yourself. I knew a kid at Stanford who never got sick and he said he secret was that he alway had a positive view of himself as a strong, healthy person.

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