We all dream about a lot of things. Sometimes its about becoming a huge millionnaire spending useful time in the world's luxurious hotel Al-Arab... sometimes about being an influencial person with all the airs... and sometimes about living happily with a beautifuly girl friend.. (or boy friend if you happened to be female.. if you are a beautiful female, probably we should email).
If you are a software geek like i call myself, we probably dream about going to office sleepily answering emails, carefully reading spam, actively looking at the clocks, making a busy presence at the workdesk, ... hey, all that is a dream, atleast that's how I remember.
Which dream is important, which is not and what dreams are to be believed are questions that can't be answered honestly. Its never like dreaming about a partner is a bad dream, or dreaming about your career alone is good.
If you are dreaming, you actually forget your environment and your mind thinks of something that interests you. Your mind has reason to select an item at a point of time, because its programmed that way. Only when you prioritize an interest, you feel good thinking about fulfilling that, and that's when you start imagining, and that's the instant your brain switches to dream mode.
Dreaming is an extension of imagination. People with good imagination are generally good dreamers, and creative imagination leads to creative dreams.
You dream about building a house only when you have the capability to close your eyes and think of a house. Dreams are popularly mistaken as just fictious content, but they are non-existent happenings arising out of knowledge about the happening. Quite obviously, without knowing how a house would be like or what its made-up of, one cannot dream about a house. Also, imagination level increases as knowledge increases. Acquiring knowledge thus increases your creative dreams hugely. Irony is, the reverse is also true. So, its a cycle.
That explains how much valuable knowledge goes to make up our dreams. If we thought, dreams are fiction, laughed about them, and kept them aside, we would never be able to grow our capacity. Thought leaders are good at imagination and good at dreaming, and very good at applying their dreams to build something.
Dreaming is often linked to sleeping. Dreaming while sleeping is only a dumb way of dreaming that occurs to every human as if by default. Extending it to useful thoughts through imagination, helps us foresee things.
Dreams are important outside of the sleep. Dreams that occur while sleeping have to be interpreted before adding it to knowledge.
Dream till its time, and make use of it till its fine.
A friend of mine had a dream when he was asleep. The next day morning he was quite upset that he forgot his dream. Another friend who was with him got worried and started telling him what he saw in the room when this friend was sleeping.. "You were giggling, shyly smiling, making smileys and sad faces now and then, and moving your hands often in the air.. now do you remember something!". "No" said my friend and went away. After a while I saw my friend at his desk, quite happy. I got curious and asked him whether he remembered the dream.
"It was nothing worrying, I must have been chatting like I do at office", and turned away typing something on his keybord and giggled at the monitor. May be this wasnt an interesting dream, but I didnt wan't to bother him for all that importance of a dream, asking 'what were you chatting and with whom?'.