Dreams can be considered as letters from unconscious mind. On an average, Human beings spend 6 years of their life dreaming. Isn’t it a long time ? Its very interesting to know what a particular dream mean.
Lucid dreaming is very curiosity giving concept. It is an art of manipulating or twisting and turning the beginning or the end of one’s dreams. You yourself can have awareness of your dreams and can dream whatever you wish. There is one concept called dream yoga in Tibetan Buddhism. This Buddhist yoga helps one learn how to control his or her dreams by controlling the body’s vital energies. It is said to be a path of awakening through lucid dreaming.
There is a concept called surrealism which has the goal to solve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality. Famous painter named Salvador Dali would place a tin plate on the floor and sit beside it in a chair, holding a spoon above the plate. He would relax and fall asleep, and the moment when he did, the spoon would fall and clash with the plate,waking him up with the dream images fresh in his mind. He used to paint those images.
Many people have been getting inspiration through their dreams. Dreams were also responsible for many of the greatest inventions of mankind. Larry page dreamt about , what if he download the web and just keep the links that inspired him idea of google. He spent middle of the night writing out the details and convincing himself it would work . We all know now it worked or not
Elias Howe dreamt that he was prisoned and some group of natives dancing around him having spears with holes near their tips. This dream gave him solution that by locating a hole at the tip of the needle, the thread could be caught after it went through cloth thus making his machine operable. This gave the invention of sewing machine. Such people may have written their dream as soon as they woke up and started working on it. Some people dream of something which is going to happen later in their lives . For eg. Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his assassination.