Friday, April 3, 2015
Confusion (Elements of Dreaming) #AtoZChallenge
In the previous post we discussed how we typically believe the highly illogical world of dream logic. Within a dream we can engage ourselves in surroundings and activities that are contrary to things we believe in waking life. This will often cause us to be in a state of confusion within the dream. Though we may accept what is happening we can feel as though we are in a mental fog riddled with doubt, apprehension, and forgetfulness.
Much of the time a dream can leave us in a state of confusion upon wakening. The transition from the illogical world of dreams into the familiar waking world is jarring at times as we leave the world where we are controlled by a subconscious mind process and reenter the world where we have at least some semblance of control over what is going on around us and the world adheres to a certain sense of natural law as well as our own expectations of how things should turn out.
Do you find your dreams to be often confusing? Are you often disoriented upon waking up? Why do you think dream logic is typically so antithetical to the logic in waking life?