Everything looked exactly the same, the light was the same, I looked out my window and it felt the same as reality. But deep down I just had a feeling that it was a dream, that I never really had any control, I dont know how to describe it but I just new it was a dream. Without doing a reality check I stepped to my window ( my room is on the second floor) and stood at the window and jumped out... and flew away. It was quite a rush really to fully jump out and actually fly away, and at the same time I had this nagging thought saying what if it isnt a dream, what if its real and you are about to make a huge mistake.
So heres a question, do you think there is any risk in waking up one day and thinking you are dreaming, like in Inception? I personally dont think so, when I woke up for real after the dream you could immediately tell the difference and you just know 100% sure that its reality (well 99.99...----->oo), do you guys think there is any real risk? At the time in the dream it feels like this could actually be a problem worth considering, but in waking life I dont feel the need to at all simply because there are no recorded events of people dieing due to this kind of stuff.
and at the same time I had this nagging thought saying what if it isnt a dream, what if its real and you are about to make a huge mistake
I did that a couple of weeks back, I was in a airport lounge and ran for the windows and through and away flying. At the time I was thinking headlines " Madman tries to jump through Auckland Koru Club window" it is so real.
The key is that I never think I am dreaming in waking life, the reality checks or scans or looking sesions I do are all firmly based in the waking world and I know this. In contrast when I am not sure if I am dreaming or not I am dreaming and I never confuse the two.
Peter wrote:The key is that I never think I am dreaming in waking life, the reality checks or scans or looking sesions I do are all firmly based in the waking world and I know this. In contrast when I am not sure if I am dreaming or not I am dreaming and I never confuse the two
Yes, uncertainty is only part of the dream reality, true and good point. I have also had times where I held back a little, "just in case" not because I wasn't sure it was a dream but because it was just so real, just couldn't quite get past the doubts and get myself to go all the way. But I love that aspect of it.
Anyway heres an extension of the story.
After having a lucid dream I woke up, lay in bed and tried to get another lucid dream. This failed but it was still a vivid dream and once again I was battling to figure out whether it was a dream or not. Only this time I was having lunch with my family and my cousins. I ended up getting stoned with my Uncle, I think I do this in these kind of dreams because it makes it harder for myself to determine whether its a dream or not. Its almost like as I get smarter, my subconscious has to keep up to make sure I dont catch on to things getting weird. For instance I saw a bunch of birds all flying in a row, and they were all flying on the spot, like they were glitched in a game. All of them just flying on the same spot over and over, like a buggy animation.
But since I thought I was stoned in the dream, I couldnt say for sure if it was a dream. I also couldnt say much to people around me. At one point I had a conversation about suicide with my Uncle, which became quite revealing but I wont go into it here. I remember I started asking people if it was a dream, I was sure it was a dream. My family looked at me strangely so I immediately confessed that I was high, to avoid looking crazy. I guess the social pressure of looking crazy dominated my rational thinking that it was a dream. I think you are more likely to realise it is a dream if you are by yourself, once you are in a social environment in a dream your thoughts are dominated by the context of the situation.
I think the dream ended with me getting more and more embarrased about being on drugs in front of my family, and I remember saying to my cousin " oh man I just really hope this is a dream, this better be a dream otherwise everyone will lose all respect for me after this, oh man wtf was I talking about birds flying on the spot for??!"
So yeah the relief when waking up felt pretty good.
Its almost like as I get smarter, my subconscious has to keep up to make sure I dont catch on to things getting weird
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