Dream Records.Posted: October 12, 2009
Lately there’s been a new addition to my early morning routine. Instead of popping out of bed, usually before my 5 AM alarm goes off, and gearing up for the gym and a quick bowl of Kashi, I’ve started to write down my dreams. No, not my ambitions and aspirations for life, but the raw footage of my subconscious. The stuff drawn up from REM sleep.
After 26 years, I have a pretty good understanding of the way I think , at least when I’m awake. Even my day-dreams are largely tied to active thoughts. But what goes on up in my head when no more sensory input is coming in? When the day’s thoughts are mixed together with my subconscious?
I’ve only started this dream journal last week, so there’s no trend or themes I can see yet. I have found though that with each entry comes a greater recall, down to minute details. That’s a start. It’s the little things I’m particularly curious about.
I wish I had done this earlier and don’t know why it never occurred to me before. I generally track what I eat, my workouts, and numerous other areas of my life, so why not my dreams? It will be very interesting to look back on this in a year, or whenever I come to the end of the journal.
p.s. I think it would be very cool to read the dream journals of your parents and grandparents when they were your age. I’d be curious to see if there were commonalities on a generational level.
p.s.s. Kid Cudi’s “Soundtrack 2 My Life” is a sweet track!