So you're the guy they wrote Mad World about?
How come in a nightmare you always wake up right before your death? Likewise, how does the brain stimulate such great and accurate pleasures? For example, I had a lucid dream the other night where I was flying over the Himalayas and I truly felt like I was soaring through the air; it felt very similar to a rollercoaster. But I've noticed that when it comes to lucid dreaming, if you rush into something too drastic early on, you tend to wake up and screw it up. You have to start slow.
This is not always true. I've died many times in dreams. I wouldn't necessarily call all of them nightmares.
This is just folk tale.
Actually, I've been positively eviscerated in a dream a couple of times, too. Everything just kind of starts over.
I've seen the world go on without me.
As unbelievable as that may seem.
Not too surprising, actually.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. -Goethe
I once heard a monk say, “The person of prayer does not need to go any further than his own heart to find the source of all violence in the world.” -Fr. Stephen Freeman