Are dreams just another form of reality

From the reality of your dreams

Have you ever wondered what a dream is? With everything that we humans have invented - the light bulb, the telephone, the television, the electricity, the Internet and of course our beloved iPhone - or whatever we have deciphered and researched, the dream somehow remains unfathomed.

I find that incredibly exciting. Perhaps the dream is somehow the last, great secret of humanity. At least it is the case that for each and every one of us, his dreams can be mysterious, but in any case they remain a well-kept secret from others. Because when I'm dreaming, nobody finds out what I'm dreaming.

Dreams are my reality
Why am I telling you about dreams today? Well, I could say now: don't you know that each of us spends two hours dreaming every night? That makes a good six years of our life? What could you do instead during that period? But no, this is not about any efficient use of life time. I think the six dream years are very well invested. Because I am convinced that dreams play an important role and are also part of our reality to a certain extent. Especially in the world of inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups. A daring thesis? Wait, I'll prove it to you. And not by telling you that Richard Sanderson's song with the chorus “Dreams are my reality” has shaped an entire generation and made the standing blues a real movement. You have to google yourself what a standing blues is.

What is a dream
It is generally said that dreaming is the psychological activity during sleep. Even this definition is somehow mysterious. We always associate sleep with “doing nothing” and “resting”. And now it is said that we are active for at least two hours a night. But you see, that partially supports my thesis. Because activity is always something real. A dream is a special form of experiencing in sleep. You see pictures, you are part of the scenery or you feel intense feelings during the dream phase. It is everything that we can experience and feel in the same way during the day. Just inside us.

And don't you know that too? You wake up and wonder if what you dreamed really happened. It has happened to me many times. Depending on the dream, this can be good or rather scary. Sometimes you wish that the dream was reality or you are very happy that what has supposedly happened remains in the underworld of dreams. That too shows how the boundaries between reality and dream can sometimes blur. But of course I don't want to insist on my opinion alone, we will see what others say about dreams.

The desire for development and problem solving
Basically, most people agree that dreams have an important function for humans. Which one is not entirely agreed on. Some researchers consider dreams to be purely biological-functional processes in the brain that are essential for cognitive development. A dream activates specific nerve connections and ensures that new sensory impressions solidify and support the development of the brain. The dream as a maturation process of the brain.

Another approach says that dreams are primarily used to establish identity and solve problems. During sleep, the mind sorts and evaluates the experiences of the day. This understanding explains why our dream activity is amplified as we have new experiences in our life.

And last but not least, the good Sigmund Freud. In 1900 he published a work called "Interpretation of Dreams". Freud is of the opinion that dreams express the secret desires and longings of the dreaming. For him, dreams are an important source of information about the unconscious worlds of experience of the individual. Have you noticed? We have heard of dreams as development, as problem solving and as a source of information for wishes. There it is, the reality!

The creative idea generator
All of this is part of our daily reality. Our dreams tell us a lot about what we want to achieve, maybe even how we can get closer to our goal. They also show us what we fear. They are indeed much more intuitive than pure reality, but our inner perception and assessment from dreams can give us answers to questions, situations or people. A dream can even be a creative source of ideas.

We can use this creativity, intuition and also the pure information wonderfully for ourselves. Especially people who want to set up their own business or have a great idea and want to develop it further need the power of their wishes and dreams. The path to personal success is usually a little longer and often quite exhausting. If the motivation and the deep longing for the dreamed goal are missing, then it will be difficult to achieve the dream. Do you believe me now that dreams have a lot in common with reality? Okay to clear any doubts. There's even a real-life example of a dream turning into a game-changing invention.

The dream factory
In his dream, the US industrialist Elias Howe saw horsemen armed with lances who thrust their weapons into the ground in rhythmic movements. The tips of the lances he saw in the dream were pierced. Strings with pennants were drawn through these holes. Howe woke up and had an idea: he no longer attached the eye of the needle to the end of the sewing needle, but to the point. He thus invented the principle of the sewing machine! Imagine, without this dream our lifestyle today would be unthinkable. Our jeans, the neat shirt or an elaborately sewn dress - none of these would be available to us in bulk and at a reasonable price.

I understand that not every dream leads to a groundbreaking invention. Likewise, not every problem is solved simply in sleep. Even less I would like to encourage everyone here to only sleep in order to dream as much as possible. But let's use the consciousness through the power of the subconscious. Use your dreams, recognize your longings and persistently follow your desires.

I can say from my own experience: if you really want something and have always dreamed of being or achieving something, then nothing will stop you. In my dreams I was a celebrated soccer player or an archaeologist and now I'm a keynote speaker. A speaker on stage who inspires the audience is also cheered - like the kicker. And as a keynote speaker, I explore topics and sort of dig them out for others, just like an archaeologist. You see it works!

With this in mind: never give up your dreams! Turn around and go back to sleep ... no of course not. Open your eyes and follow them!

When I started as a speaker, the reality looked poor at first, but if you give everything for it, you will also be successful.

Stay motivated and full of dreams.

Your Felix.