Is life just a dream

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This is a post that has been written by me on my blog : ronakvaidya@blogspot.com

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Hello guys !! This post is going to be about consciousness and dreams. A subject that has always wondered me. I hope that particularly those peole who found the movie "inception" interesting , would find it extremely fascinating. To others,too , I hope it would open the window of new subject.

But before we start, let me just tell you that you might find some technical words in this post. If you aren't aware of these words,just ignore them and try to captulate the essence of that particular sentence. Ok so with this short introduction, let's start the journey.

Once again I am taking you through an imaginary situation of a discussion between a couple :

Ron : I keep thinking about something you said.

Anna : Something I said?

Ron : Yeah. About your feeling like you are observing your life from the perspective of an old woman about to die. Remember ?

Anna : Ya. I still feel that way sometimes. Like I am looking back on my life. Like my waking life is her memories.

Ron : Exactly. I heard that Mark twain said as he was dying that he looked forward to the moment when his body was dead but his brain is still alive. Now scientists claim that brain still functions for 6 to 12 minutes even after everything else shuts down and a second of dream consciousness is infinitely longer than a waking second. Are you understanding me ?

Anna : Oh ya! Definitely.. For example I wake up at 6:02 a.m. Then I go back to sleep and I have that looong dreams that seem hours long. Then I wake up and it's just 6:03 a.m.

Ron : Exactly. So that 6 to 12 minutes of brain activity could be your whole life. You are that woman, looking back over everything.

Anna : Ha ha.. So what if that's what I am ? What would you be in that ?

Ron : Whatever I am now. I mean, may be I only exist in your mind and still I am just as real as anything else.

Anna : Hmmm... I have been thinking about something you said about reincarnation and where all the new souls come from over time.

Ron : Uh..huh.. So what do you think about it ?

Anna : What I am saying is that somehow I believe that reincarnation is just a poetic expression of what collective memory is. I read an article by a biology scientist, he said when a member of a species is born it has a billion years of memory to draw on and this is where we inherit our instincts.

Ron : Aha !! I like that. It's like there is this telepathic thing going on that we're all part of.. Whether we are conscious of it or not. I guess that would explain this : seemingly spontaneous,world-wide, innovatie leaps in science and art. Like the same result popping-up everywhere, independent of each other. A guy in his lab figures something out and almost simultaneously bunch of other people figure out the same thing.

They did this study. They isolated a group of normal people over time and monitored their abilities at crossword puzzle in relation to other normal population. Then once they secretly gave them a day old crossword, one already done by people out in the world and their scores went up dramatically, like 20 % .

It is like once answers are out there, people can pick up on them. It is like we are all telepathically sharing our experiences. Can this be the reason why we find the children of our age extremely advance in terms of efficient use of technology ?

Keep thinking. Keep sharing. Keep growing.

you can still show that you are self-motivated, have a drive to learn and interested in a wide range of topics.