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A Quote by Gloria Steinem on imagination, dreaming, possibilities, and planning

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

Contributed by: Harmony

A Quote by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on dream, dreaming, lucid dream, and liberation

Ultimately we want to use dream to liberate ourselves from all relative conditions, not simply to improve them.

Tenzin Wangyal

Source: The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, Pages: 78

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A Quote by James Dean on life, dreaming, living, and death

Dream as if you'll live forever and live as if you'll die tomorrow

James Dean

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A Quote by Stephen Laberge on dreams, sleep, lucid dreaming, dreaming, laberge, schemas, sensory input, and rem

I suggested that dreams are simulations of the world created by our perceptual systems. The introduction to waking perception that you just read will help you understand this theory.

Consider, first of all, how sleep modifies the process of perception. During REM sleep, as you learned in chapter 2, sensory input from the outside world and body movement are both suppressed, while the entire brain is highly active. The activity of the brain raises certain schemas above their perceptual thresholds. These schemas enter consciousness, causing the dreamer to see, feel, hear, and experience things not present in the external environment.

Ordinarily, if you were to see something that wasn't really there, contradictory sensory input would rapidly correct your mistaken impression. Why doesn't the same thing happen during dreaming? The answer is because there is little or no sensory input available to the brain for correcting such mistakes.

Stephen Laberge

Source: Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, Pages: 127

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A Quote by Stephen Laberge on awake, lucid dreaming, dreaming, state, and laberge

But why are people interested in learning to be conscious in their dreams? According to my own experience, and the testimony of thousands of other lucid dreamers, lucid dreams can be extraordinarily  vivid, intense, pleasurable, and exhilarating. People frequently consider their lucid dreams as among the most wonderful experiences of their lives.

If this were all there were to it, lucid dreams would be delightful, but ultimately trivial entertainment. However, as many have already discovered, you can use lucid dreaming to improve the quality of your waking life. Thousands of people have written to me at Stanford telling how they are using the knowledge and experience they have acquired in lucid dreams  to help them get more out of living.

Stephen Laberge

Source: Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, Pages: 4

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on one taste, wilber, dreams, dreaming, yoga, lucid dreams, subtle, and causal

The Yoga of the Dream State has always held to be one of the fastest, most efficient ways of reaching a plateau experience of subtle and causal realms, thus quickly opening the door to stable adaptation at - and transcendence of - those realms.

Ken Wilber

Source: One Taste, Pages: 295

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on dreaming, lucid dreaming, and life

If you are having a dream and you think it's real, it can get very
scary. Say you are dreaming you are tightrope walking across Niagara
Falls. If you fall off, you plunge to your death. So you are walking
very slowly, very carefully. Then suppose you start lucid dreaming, and
you realise it's all a dream. What do you do? Become more cautious and
careful? Noo, you start jumping up and down on the tightrope, you do
flips, you bounce around, you have a ball - precisely because you know
isn't real. When you realise it's a dream you can afford to play.

The same thing happens when you realise that ordinary life is a dream,
just a movie, just a play. You don't become more cautious, more timid,
more reserved. You start jumping up and down and doing flips, precisely
because it's all a dream, it's all pure Emptiness. You don't feel less ,
you feel more - because you can afford to. You are no longer afraid of
dying, and therefore you are not afraid of living. You become radical
and wild, intense and vivid, shocking and silly. You let it all come
pouring through, because it's all your dream.

Life then assumes its true intensity, its vivid luminosity, its radical
effervescence.

(From One Taste)

Ken Wilber

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on bhagavad gita, yogananda, dreaming, yogi, dreams, and god

When a man in the process of dreaming becomes conscious that he is dreaming, he is no longer identified with the phenomena; he is not affected exultantly or dolefully. God consciously dreams His cosmic play and is unaffected by it's dualities. A yogi who perceives his real self as separate from his active senses and their objects never becomes attached to anything. He is aware of the dream nature of the universe and watches it without being entangled in its complex but ephemeral nature.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Pages: Volume 1, 393

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A Quote by Stephen Laberge on test, awake, lucid dreaming, dreaming, and state

Pause now to ask yourself the following question: "Am I dreaming or awake, right now?" Be serious, really try to answer the question to the best of your ability and be ready to justify your answer.

Stephen Laberge

Source: Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, Pages: 59

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A Quote by Sakyong Mipham on dreaming, possibilities, and boundaries

There are no boundaries--only possibilities.

Sakyong Mipham

Source: Ruling Your World : Ancient Strategies For Modern Life, Pages: 6

Contributed by: Brian

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