The key to why we experience the dream experience as absolutely real is knowing how we perceive the world.
The world we see in wakefulness is not what it appears to us - i.e. real and solid, roughly the same from all human perspectives. But as our brain shows us.
It is the same in sleep. The brain works differently here, because e.g. the role of the forehead brain is missing that is now turned off. This means that its logical accompaniment away. And through this we perceive what we experience in the dream as reality, that is, as when we are awake. Dreams are experiences of our senses.
If you cannot understand this, the perception of our dreams, which we grasp as absolute reality, remains an unsolvable puzzle.
We are used to living purposefully, to bring everything in an understandable direction. And so, the dream is interpreted accordingly.
Most people believe that the world ahead is the way they see it. This is not correct because the world is not a rigid something that all people see exactly like that. It can only be grasped from the perspective of the respective viewer.
If he can understand this, then it becomes clear to him that his brain does what we see.
We hardly need any information from the environment during sleep. This would only bother him.
Whether we are awake or asleep; our brain always works. And always takes information with the senses:
In both cases we experience the world - and it seems real to us.
Dreaming in sleep only tells us how the brain works without the goals of being awake. It usually doesn't show us how to act. And it especially doesn't show us how metaphysical, a god, or supernatural wants us to do something.
You should keep in mind that the brain also consists of substances that work according to the law.
Question: Why didn't people get the idea earlier that dreams are produced exclusively by their brains and not by metaphysical activities?
Answer: Because they did not know how the brain acts and that they are shaped exclusively by it. And wanted to stay in their faith.
It is always like this: If something is not clear to you, then interpretations, interpretations, fantasies come into play. These fill the "knowledge hole". And so, people have often sought the origin of their dreams outside, for example God-given or other mystical instructions.
If you ask yourself what should dreams tell us, the answer is: Nothing at all. Because this is not their job. They certainly have a limited overview because brain functions are limited during sleep.
But by thinking about his interpretation of dreams while awake, one could learn something about oneself - what goals and problems shape us.
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