Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Dreams can be like a fountain of youth--or at least a time travel trip back to more youthful days. My dreams often have a setting of my school days or some time in my past. Since I can't see what I look like in these dreams I can only sense that perhaps I am in my youth even though it's kind of one of those "if I could be young again and know everything I know now" type situations.
In my dreams involving my younger days I feel much like who I am now. I seem to have the same knowledge and awareness of my sense of being as I have in my waking life age, yet the younger people around me seem not to notice that I am older than they are. In fact, in some ways they seem to be my actual age except that we are back in the time of younger years.
Actually, in these dreams age does not seem to be a significant factor most of the time. I am merely in a setting that I recall from my youth involved in activities of that time. My reactions to the dream events more closely correspond to how I am in my present age and I seem to be somewhat in touch with my present life. It's almost like living in the memory of that time for a brief period of sleep and putting everything of that earlier time into context with the present even though within the story of the dream time does not seem to be of any real issue.
Do you ever dream about times when you were younger? In those types of dreams do you feel like you are that younger age or your present age? If you could, would you go back to an earlier time of your life?