Is fantasy apart of reality?
Our dreams are what we experience every night and whatwe pursue every day. Can such a large part of our life not be realityor at least a part of it?
It's a cycle. Our fantasies are extensions of reality. Some fantasies become reality when we pursue them. They influence each other. The danger is when we get them confused; we could be diagnosed with a mental disorder.
I suppose when you act out fantasy it is a reality albeit a false one. However, we as humans constantly fantasy about the shoulda, coulda, woulda's and the hope to's all the time. The big problem I feel with focusin on fantasy too much is the fluctuation in chemical processes your brain goes through that affect you. For example, when you seen someone you just seen for the first time and you get those butterfiles and you think you've meant the man or woman of your dreams. That's Oxytocin rushing through your body. Then it's the same chemical that makes you hurt so bad when you meet their beautiful spouse walk up and you realize your fantasy with them is doomed.
"fantasy" pulls us out of the trauma of the real world and thus, quite often gives us that feeling of momentary relief from the struggles we have in life. fantasy is a gift to our human nature. it is NOT reality, it is only a PERCEIVED reality and can be pursued or acted upon to give us gratification of what our frustrations may be.
Not so much fantasy as such but the imagination can have it's own form of reality - it is used in mediation etc in order to develop your mind and it is also regarded as one of the gateways to the higher self and the spiritual.
Whoa; I hope I don't pursue what I dream in the night!
I am one of those who has 80+% nightmares and I would be on death row somewhere if I followed my dreams.
More seriously it sounds yo me like you are saying that we want to follow our dreams and fulfill our desires. When we can't do that we can always fantasies about it and relieve our burdens of daily life.
In either case the amount of reality involved it slight.
Your dreams do portray a certain amount of reality; though most of that reality is the breaking down compartments of your waking relaity... When you have dreams that signify warnings and/or premonitions that come true, can you then say that it was a 'reality.'
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