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Childhood

During childhood, (12-)

>what where your own experiences with dreams?

little, just a dream.
I did experience waking from a dream into another dream.
Wondering about reality. (not just dream related)

>What was the attitude of your family towards dreams?

Low interest.

>What was the attitude of the larger community your were part of during your childhood?

Low interest.

Turning point

>What first motivated you to pay more serious attention to your dreams

17.5-:
I was too young to remember clearly.
Falling dreams.
light lucid dreaming (knowing it's a dream)

14 +:
friends talking about dreams.
realized that dreams sometimes transcend the limits of 'just a dream'.

No books.

17.5:
the experience that hooked me on dreams for life:
In a dream (i knew it was a dream while dreaming) I had to face a THE GREATEST physical fear of mine analog to the greatest mental fear of mine in the waking life. I Conquered it in my dream and woke up with the strength to conquer it in the waking life. and I did!

age unknown (8-16):
I decided i wanted to learn how to fly in my dreams.
-it started as a way to escape falling.
-i kept trying.
-started running and jumping into the air.
-after many years i got better at it.
-I'm still learning now.

Definition

All and none of that. i changed my mind about it a number of times.

+look at the previous answer:
a way to find courage.
meet your inner self
order your life
an analogy
Lucid dreaming (didn't know there was a word for that)

Now

>Now that dreaming has become a part of your regular life, what would you say are the benefits of dreaming to you?

They are a part of my identity. You could just as well ask me what the meaning of life is. I don't have a simple (writable) answer.

They confront me with things i ignore in the waking life. They order my thoughts. They offer me entertainment. They can open some doors. I take them for granted. Sometimes I focus on them, sometimes i don't

I now have the luxury not (or seldom) to encounter dreams that go beyond 'just me' (energy-of-loved-ones/time/energy-outside-me).

>How large a place do dreams take in your life? Do you interact with dreams in other or new ways than when you first started out with started paying more attention to them?

Yes.

>Has your definition of dreams changed?

Yes. Dreams are part of my consciousness/ 'self' my definition of life has changed. My attitude towards dreams is part of that.

Remarks

about the questions :
1 - childhood
2 - raised interest.
? - Im missing a question here:
developments (path between 'raised interest' and 'now') I'm glad you didn't ask because there is far to much to tell.
3 - now



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