Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dreams Keep Us Alive

“The conscious mind, however, can only hold so much.  Life as you know it could not exist if everything was conscious in those terms.  The sweet parcel of physical existence, I have told you, exists as much by merit of what it does not include as it does by merit of your experience.  In important ways your dreams make your life possible by ordering your psychological life automatically, as your physical body is ordered automatically for you.  You can make great strides by understanding and recalling dreams, and by consciously participating in them to a far greater degree.  But you cannot become completely aware of your dreams in their entirety, and maintain your normal physical stance.”

(The Nature of the Psyche, Session 796)

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