Who Was That in My Dream?

Dreams have always fascinated me; I have even gone as far as trying to decode my dreams. Amazingly, we can go to sleep and be fully unaware of our surroundings. We then sometimes hit a dreamlike state that ends up feeling like we are awake and going through the motions, yet we are not.

Some people that I know cannot recall any dreams that they have. I think that is very interesting considering I dream very often and most of my dreams I can recall when I wake up. Some dreams seem obvious, we dream about things that we have heard throughout our day or things that are on our minds. Some dreams are completely out of nowhere. There’s one thing about certain dreams that has me thinking.

When we have dreams that have other people in them, their personalities and features are so detailed. We can feel their emotions and it feels like we are right there with them as we dream. Their facial features are very vivid just as if we were talking face to face in our waking life. My biggest question about this is who are these people in our dreams?

How can our minds create an entire human being with vivid features and a personality to boot? Who are these individuals that occupy our minds at night? It amazes me that we can think up an entire person in our dreams. Are these people from our pasts when we were younger? Maybe they are people that we have seen out in public somewhere without being fully conscious of it. Are these newly created beings just figments of our imagination?

As you can see, I am a very deep thinker who is always curious about the world that surrounds me. I thrive on learning, and I love when I learn something new, or when I can research something to learn more. What are your thoughts on these mystery humans? I would love to hear them!