A Quote by Timothy Freke on dreams, dream world, reality, and suffering

Imagine for a moment you are dreaming.  You are completely engrossed in the dramas of your dreamworld when a mysterious stranger appears in your dream.  He sidles up to you and softly whispers something extraordinary in your ear: "Pssst! Wake up.  You're dreaming."

You are disconcerted but you keep your cool.  You know the best way to deal with people who are clearly out of the box is to nod politely and hope they will go away.  But the stranger is persistent.  "I know it sounds mad to you right now, but you're dreaming."

You feel irritated: "That's absurd!" The stranger is unperturbed: "Is it really absurd?  Haven't you noticed how full of significant patterns and strange coincidences your experience is?  As if there is some hidden meaning?  Well, that's because this is a dream."

You become angry:  "What!  Are you saying that this world is just some kind of unreal delusion?  I find that offensive.  Tell that to all those people who are suffering!"  The stranger is patient: "Of course this world is real.  It is a real dreamworld.  Its wonders are truly wonderful and its horrors are truly horrible.  I'm not dismissing it.  I'm simply pointing out that it's a dream."

Timothy Freke

Source: Lucid Living: A book you can read in an hour that will turn your world inside out, Pages: 1,2

Contributed by: Allison

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on love, mystery, and dreams

When you know that language, it's easy to believe that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city… without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Martha Nibley Beck on truth, lies, happy, forcing, think, heal, dreams, honesty, integrity, and sincerity

Forcing yourself to think happy lies doesn't heal your dreams. Getting to the truth does.

Martha Beck

Source: Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, Pages: 300

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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

Contributed by: David

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

Contributed by: David

A Quote by John Eliot on dreams and performance

All the great performers I have worked with are fueled by a personal dream.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Robin Sharma on dreams, self-worth, and habit

..."And for God's sake, never get into the petty habit of measuring your self-worth against other people's net-worth. As Yogi Ramen preached: 'Every second you spend thinking about someone elses dreams you take time away from your own.'"

Robin Sharma

Source: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Shelly

A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on voice, dreams, and writing

Once you have learned to trust your own voice and allowed that creative force inside you to come out, you can direct it to write short stories, novels, and poetry, do revisions, and so on. You have the basic tool to fulfill your writing dreams. But beware. This type of writing will uncover other dreams you have, too--going to Tibet, being the first woman president of the United States, building a solar studio in New Mexico--and they will be in black and white. It will be harder to avoid them.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Writing Down the Bones, Pages: 60

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on coelho, alchemist, fear, duffering, heart, dreams, and quest

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on coelho, alchemist, life, and dreams

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 11

Contributed by: David

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