Vision, Dreams and Reality
Vision is the minute mental planning which inspires the behavior to achieve a particular goal. Real goal achievement cannot have its existence without a vision. Vision is one which helps us to make decisions and materialize it into factual reality. Higher the vision, greater the goal, and better the achievements. Hard work is the bridge between vision and reality. There lie no shortcuts to success. Vision has to be succeeded by focused and intelligent efforts. To have a good and high vision, one should have inspiring socialization in the form of good parenting, a nice peer group, and a sound educational arena which helps in developing a creative mindset. To keep away from unwanted distractions are equally important. Vision and reality are complementary to each other.
Dreaming is an altered state of consciousness that occurs largely during REM sleep and is usually accompanied by vivid, visual, tactile and auditory experiences.
Dreaming is one of the most mysterious aspects of sleep in which images and fantasies are temporarily confused with external reality. The average dream consists not only of normal fears, frustrations and personal desires, but also of events that violate laws of physics, principle of logic, and personal codes of morality.
Investigations do not yet understand why people dream at all. They understand much less than what people do when they dream. Studies have shown that everyone dreams, though some able to recall their dreams and others are not.
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Allan Hobson and Robert McCauley believe that dreams have physiological basis. They argue that during the periods of REM sleep the parts of brain responsible for vision, audition and perhaps even emotions are spontaneous by stimulated. Because this activity is not organized by any coherent stimuli, the resulting dream is often fragmented and incoherent. Dreams may experience strange and bizarre scenes as nightmares.
Most people dream 4 or 5 times a night, although they may recall only one or none. Usually people don’t recall a dream because they woke in the middle of one.
Dement and Wolpert in their experiment asked the subjects to sleep and when they were asleep the experiments presented the stimuli like tone, sprinkling of water etc to the subjects. they found that nearly 25% of the subjects reported the dream corresponding with stimuli.
Sigmund Freud considered dreams as the royal road to the unconscious mind. In dreams, the repressive defenses are lowered and hidden latent impulses find expression. He propounded wish fulfillment theory of dreams which suggests that in dreams, there is an imaginary achievement of goal and this helps to release our frustration and make us feel happy.
Hence, dreams are the creator of vision which inspires our behavior making the materialistic realization of the thoughts, ultimately helping us achieve our goals.