Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Tag: fear

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

The Dream: “I was in my car in a parking lot, about to back out of my parking spot. There were kids running around so I was very cautious, looking around multiple times, then backing out slowly. I hit something. I jumped out of my… Read More

The Nightmare Boss

The Nightmare Boss

The Dream: I woke up lying on my back in sleep paralysis; my body was frozen, but I could look around my room and everything seemed normal. Then my boss walked in and stood towering over me in the dark, wearing the same suit he… Read More

A Patient’s Fears

A Patient’s Fears

The Dream: “I had rats for hair—long tails growing from my scalp with rats at the end. I was scared and started to pull them out but it hurt and I wasn’t sure if it would be dangerous to my health to pull them out.”… Read More

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

The Dream: I was on a subway, alone, going to my destination. I was distracted working on something that I can’t remember now. I couldn’t see out the windows. I was nervous because I knew I had to finish my work but didn’t want to… Read More

When Hell Floods Over

When Hell Floods Over

Warning: graphic and violent content describing a nightmare below. I do not write this for the shock factor but to give an example of how we can gain insight into our suppressed thoughts and emotions from even the most disturbing of dreams. I will describe… Read More

Don’t Make Me Say It Twice: About Recurring Dreams

Don’t Make Me Say It Twice: About Recurring Dreams

When I was 9 years old, I had a dream something was after me. I was in an old house and the wind was howling outside so strongly the house shook. I didn’t know what I was running from but as I turned a corner… Read More

Let’s Talk About Nightmares

Let’s Talk About Nightmares

I often write about nightmares, but not for sensationalism, entertainment, or their shock factor. I write about them with a clear purpose: staring into the mirror that reflects an abstract yet insightful image of our own minds. It was my own nightmares that pushed me… Read More