Is dream interpretation real? Good question. I’ve wondered about dreams since I was a kid, but until recently, I wasn’t sure. Now, I am. Sure, that is, that I can’t make any sense of it. Here’s how my two dreams muddied the mirror.
Let’s ditch the subconscious. It’s a myth, Nineteenth Century woo-woo Freud made popular. It fit the uptight Viennese of the time, but today, it’s a default for misunderstanding our own nature.
Big things we don’t know, mysteries unsolved, and why can’t we do any better than guess about our place in the universe…? Will we ever know enough? Or will the endpoint keep receding?
Hard Dreams poem.. One night, deep in an uncertain period in my life, I sat in the dark, smoking a cigarette and looking down a narrow alley to the street at a single streetlight. Cars and trucks blurred under it. Insights came, showing me how it’s all makebelieve, […]
Truths about conscious awareness… There must once have been at least a jiffy of wholeness, a twinkle in the cohesion of seamless belonging. Every cell may contain residues of history in its universal library. Our desire to rejoin seasons every step, pushing against the gravity of reason. It’s […]
If You Were God… is a free chapter from Amazing: Truths About Conscious Awareness. If You Were God… By David Stone Assorted Ideas, Large & Small If you were God, what would you do? How would you create the world? That question is more interesting than you think, since […]
When we work our way into meditation or deep sleep, we pull down some walls, roll up the sidewalks and wander freely through altered awareness. We see things. We pass them off as dreams, as if dreams don’t count.
Our inner spaces are peppered with strangeness. We invent like mad scientists to plug holes with acceptable excuses for insight.
This Internal-External Realities Meditation comes from the final section of A Million Different Things: Meditations of The World’s Happiest Man. It’s concerned with the strange, maybe imaginary, border between our internal and external realities.
Words and ultimate reality… To know something about ultimate reality, must we put it in words? Must insight about conscious awareness be verbal? If either thing is true, we’re in trouble because our languages haven’t been very good at explaining even what we think we know so far.