If Your Goals Don’t Scare You, They Aren’t Big Enough

If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You, They Aren’t Big Enough Monsters Inc.

The following is a list of some of the most common fears that people have when it comes to their dreams:

1) I’m Not Dreaming!

– People often say they are not dreaming because they wake up from them without any memory of having had such a dream or even waking up at all. However, there are many cases where people have remembered having such dreams after awakening from sleep. For example, someone might remember having a nightmare while sleeping and then later realize that they were dreaming during the time they woke up.

Another case involves someone remembering being scared out of their mind while asleep but waking up with no recollection of what happened. These instances show that one could easily forget something like a dream if they didn’t actually experience it first hand. So, if you do have such a dream, chances are it wasn’t just a bad dream.

2) My Dreams Are Too Real!

– Some people claim that their dreams are so real that they feel physically sick whenever they think about them. Others claim that their dreams make them feel very depressed and suicidal. Whatever the reason, these claims seem to indicate that your dreams may not be as imaginary as you believe them to be.

3) I Can Do Things In My Dreams That I Can’t In Real Life!

– A common claim by people that “proves” their dreams are imaginary. However, this is usually said by those who have no control over their life and feel powerless. Those who have the most control in real life are more prone to believe they have no control over their dreams as well.

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The fact that one can do things in their dreams such as fly, travel through walls, or even move objects with their mind is no different than an astronaut training in a spacesuit to walk in space or a scuba diver training in a swimming pool to dive underwater. The only difference between the astronaut and the scuba diver is that the astronaut is learning to do something that people have already done and the scuba diver is learning to do something that people do regularly.

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