Why Aren't We All Lucid Dreamers?

by Eric via Email

My question is why isn't the idea of controlling your dreams more widespread and more talked about? I mean it's an amazing idea! The possibilities are endless! Or have I just been under a rock all this time???

PS - You did a great job on the awesome site it covers a lot of interesting stuff. And all this seems too cool to be true, learning to control your dreams and induce them...

Rebecca Casale

Rebecca says: You're right in that not enough people know about lucid dreaming, and I plan to change that! However, it does take commitment. Unless you are a natural lucid dreamer (ie, you've been doing it every night since you were a kid), it takes time to learn how to lucid dream. Once you do it - you're sweet. But until then, lucid dreaming takes effort and practice. And most people are just too busy in their lives to pursue lucid dreams - no matter how amazing they really are.

You raise another interesting point - why aren't we always lucid in dreams, if lucidity is simply a case of recognizing the dream state? To many people, lucid dreaming IS natural. So why is it so unnatural for others? I recently wrote an article exploring this subject: Why Aren't We Always Lucid in Dreams?

About The Author

About The Author

Rebecca Casale is a lucid dreamer and a science writer with a special interest in biology and the brain. She is the founder of World of Lucid Dreaming and Science Me.