When we’re in a position that doesn’t serve us, our daydreams often act as an escape to point us in the direction of where we’d rather be—our dream and vision for the future. An escape they might be, but what can we deduce from the escape mechanism? Clearly, that we feel the need to escape, consciously or not, we aren’t enjoying where we find ourselves, so the daydreams show us where or how we’d rather be.
Daydreams come in a variety of forms, and with diverse content and context. We might have daydreams related to our daily jobs, about our relationships, about our home life, about our studies, about holidays, and about so many more and different things. Do we ever look closer at our dreams and look what lies underneath them, what inspires them, what value they project to us, which feelings we’re left with as a result of our daydreams? Chances are, we don’t.
Isn’t it time to look at our daydreams carefully to ascertain their origins?
When we find ourselves in situations that we don’t like, which don’t serve us, we might develop uncomfortable feelings about such situations. Because we experience such feelings, they formulate in us desires to the contrary.
These desires manifest in us in certain ways, and specifically are likely to emerge as daydreams. So over a short or long period of time, our mind, our brain, our spirit being, our soul, brings to our attention a formulation of something we’d prefer that is usually contrary to what is. These daydreams can be informative nuggets when it comes to uncovering our meaning.
So daydreams are created from certain desires. The images of the dream itself aren’t necessarily what we look at when observing our daydreams. It’s what lies underneath them, the desire from which the daydream images were created: that which inspired the daydream. That’s where we’re likely to uncover our meaning.
Daydreams are about preferences and desires, so it’s important to look beyond the daydream images or pictures to uncover the underlying value.