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Why can't we dream about what we want to dream about?

  1. cjcarter profile image76
    cjcarterposted 7 years ago

    Why can't we dream about what we want to dream about?

    Wouldn't it be cool if we could decide what to dream about? How come we can't do this?

  2. cwillis92 profile image65
    cwillis92posted 7 years ago

    You do. That's a simple answer, but it has a more complicated meaning. You dream about what your subconscious wants to dream about. It's a part of your brain that you cant control, but nonetheless controls dreaming

  3. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    You can, When I am so involved with something and  I think about it a lot during the day, I dream of the same things at night.
    Just train your mind to concentrate on those things and meditate on them before you go to sleep, you will soon be dreaming about those things. Caution  - make sure you are taking positive and good things to meditate upon!

  4. Sterling Carter profile image73
    Sterling Carterposted 7 years ago

    I can and do it a lot.

    Have you ever heard the phrase "Let me sleep on it"?

    If I have been having a difficult time figuring out a problem I will sleep on it.

    With my mind free from distractions I am more capable of finding a good solution to the problem I have been working on.

    Then there are those times where I change my dream and dream about what I wish.  I used to do this a lot when I would catch myself dreaming about work. I hated doing that!

    I would dream about fishing instead. Of course that made matters worse because then I wanted to go fishing for real when I awoke.

  5. Apostle Jack profile image61
    Apostle Jackposted 7 years ago

    Because of negative and positive spirituality of our spirits.THERE IS ALWAYS A YAY FOR A NAY,AND A NAY FOR A YEA.

  6. EnergyAdvisor profile image76
    EnergyAdvisorposted 7 years ago

    Well, you can! You just don't know how to do it. Ever heard of lucid dreaming? I'm a lucid dreamer myself and almost every night I choose what I dream. But it wasn't easy to get there. It takes a lot of practice. There are however people who can do this naturally. But for those who can't, practice is the only way.

    Start by remembering your dream and write them down. If you make this second nature start by looking at your hands in waking state and ask yourself if you're dreaming. Do this every day. If you have patience and are dedicated to this you will eventually have a dream where you look at your hands and you'll realize that you're in a dream, fully awake in a dream.

    I've written a hub about this. Read if you like http://hubpages.com/hub/Dreaming-The-Do … Other-Self

  7. Vampire crazy profile image58
    Vampire crazyposted 7 years ago

    Dreams are locked into your subconcious, which is nearly impossible to control, but occasionally, we have something called a Lucid Dream. During which, we can change what's happening and create what we want. It doesn't happen often, but it's amazing when it does!