ColdPenguin wrote:Does one really need a reason to want perfect freedom and fulfill any wish they have? That's why I want to master lucid dreaming. I want to take it as far as possible. Ideally, having hour or longer lucid dreams every single night.
I've only had 3 so far. One lasted around 10-15 minutes; the others have lasted only seconds. Honestly, it's getting frustrating, as I've put so much effort into it for 2 months. Very disheartening to put so much effort in and get so little back.
I don't remember how I learned of lucid dreaming the first time. But I did a few years ago, but I thought it was way too magical thinking type of thing to be for real. Too good to be true. "You can do anything you want in dreams. You can control dreams and be, do, have anything you want." Sounded way too good to be true. I didn't even bother looking for evidence, because I thought the idea was too outlandish. But, I practiced anyway, halfheartedly, not really believing it was possible.
Then, I stumbled across a BigThink video on youtube with Michio Kaku a year or two later, where he stated a German institute had proved lucid dreaming. I was unaware there was other scientific evidence to lucid dreaming even a few decades ago. But, when I found out, I knew that's what I wanted more than anything in the world. Perfect freedom. It is such a massive thing. You know the saying, "The only liberty is in death?" It turns that on its head. Transcendent. The perfect escape. The nearly perfect world.
Perhaps I will use it at some point to further myself. To learn about my unconscious and motivators and desires and such. But for now, I just want to use it as a platform for wish fulfillment and enjoyment. Freedom.
Can you please direct me to the scientific evidence you found is it only the German institute or is there more. Also do you feel when you have lucid dreamed that you are more tired when you wake up like is it draining. Thank you for the reply really helpful I liked your quotes do you mind if I use them for my project.