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Sparrower
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How has LDing enhanced your life?
PostPosted: Thu 28 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

Has LDing helped anyone with RL? DIscuss how...

For me, it has added a great deal of purpose to my life.

-In the dream world i can embrace the issues that cause me pain in RL.
-Feel powerful in an otherwise powerless life. Explore facets of my being that i dare not expose IRL.
-I could potentially work on problematic personality traits, with no downside (hopefully transfering any positive outcome to RL situations).
-Deal with anger in a healthy and satisfying way.
-It has provided me with a space that is mine and mine alone. I can retreat to it in times of stress. The dream world is my sanctuary.

Anyway, id love to hear what everyone else has to say. In what way has LDing enhanced your life?


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

It has given me much more control over my emotions in RL. I am less scared, less intimidated by situations in RL. Recently I lost everything I had in a fire and experienced waking up in the middle of the night and in a matter of 2 minutes being surrounded by fire and black smoke. If I didn't have experience in LD, I would have panicked. However, when I sensed what was occuring (5:00am local), the first thing that came to mind was, "wow, this is just like an LD. Gotta get my cat.". Controlling myself, I was able to go after my cat, and escape through the back window of the apartment unharmed along with my brother (lived in 1st flr). The emotional attachment to all material things wasn't present. I figured, if this happened in my LD, I wouldn't let it bother me, why would I let it bother me in RL?

Overall, it has strengthened my character.


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PostPosted: Sun 31 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

LD'ing has been fun. It enhanced my life by me knowing i can do whatever i want in a LD.

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

Yes i agree... more fun than any RL activity, thats 4sure!

Happy new year btw


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Broke what I used to consider the limits on reality.

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

JesseRevis wrote:
Broke what I used to consider the limits on reality.


That's a really good one. Also, after reading ulv's "biggest fear" LD, I'm starting to fear things less and less, knowing that something like heights can't possibly be my biggest fear.


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

I've LD'd for all of my life and the only good it has brought me is being able to defeat nightmares, apart from that I could'nt find too much uses (mostly since I can't remember the last time I did'nt LD).

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Good topic. smile

I was totally overwhelmed when I found out about lucid dreaming. I find it simply amazing that apparently, every human being ist able to enjoy this. The possibility of lucid dreaming has greatly enhanced my respect for nature. It just doesn't seem to fit in with this mad world. rolleyes
Or maybe it was supposed to fit in all the time, but somewhere society forgot about it and just now starts thinking about creating perfect VR. eh (I'm not saying that wouldn't be a nice thing to have, though wink5)

Of course, LDing does not solve all problems. However, a good, long, fun LD lets me start the day happy and relaxed. I can then think about an inspiring experience instead of all the annoying things I will have to do that day. wink And yes, it somehow also acts to reduce fears and worries in WL, like LooBou said.

Last but not least, it is a good reason to go to bed early and get more sleep, which I never even dreamt of finding. mrgeen (Only I stay up way too long reading ld4all forums now... neutral )

But then, I'm just starting out. Maybe even LDing gets boring after a while, just like most other activities (but I seriously doubt it biggrin).


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

LD made life not boring as hell! also, it gave me, like, the best movie idea ever! (script pending)

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Lucid dreaming can have quite a number of positive effects on your waking life. It allows you to face situations that you may not have encountered before, and potentially learn how to handle them better should they ever occur in reality. It also gives you a chance to spent time with loved ones or pets that have passed away, which can help you deal with the loss. Similarly, it takes away some of the pain of being so far away from people you care about, when for whatever reason you don't have the option of spending time with them in real life. Dream characters aren't always realistic in their behavior, but never underestimate the power of a simple hug every now and then.

Of course, while most people probably wouldn't admit it, I tend to think the primary appeal of lucid dreaming is simply for entertainment. You can escape into your own little world where nothing you do has direct negative consequences on your life. You can fly through the air, yell at your boss, have your way with celebrities, and just generally unwind. Don't get me wrong, though; having a bit of fun every now and then in the dream world can definitely improve the quality of your waking life. We all need some time to ourselves, and for some, those unconscious hours each night are the only chance they get.


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PostPosted: Sat 27 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Hey matrix man, whats this ulv's biggest fear thing, it sounds interesting

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

It is here.

Quite interesting. Basically, he asked for his biggest fear and got a cheap shock effect. wink

While I certainly think it was a spooky experience (being lucid certainly did not help), I agree with most people that this could not very likely have been his greatest fear.


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PostPosted: Sat 27 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

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It has given me much more control over my emotions in RL. I am less scared, less intimidated by situations in RL. Recently I lost everything I had in a fire and experienced waking up in the middle of the night and in a matter of 2 minutes being surrounded by fire and black smoke. If I didn't have experience in LD, I would have panicked. However, when I sensed what was occuring (5:00am local), the first thing that came to mind was, "wow, this is just like an LD. Gotta get my cat.". Controlling myself, I was able to go after my cat, and escape through the back window of the apartment unharmed along with my brother (lived in 1st flr). The emotional attachment to all material things wasn't present. I figured, if this happened in my LD, I wouldn't let it bother me, why would I let it bother me in RL?

Overall, it has strengthened my character.



Wow thats amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

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-Juanelm- Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:26 am Post subject:

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It has given me much more control over my emotions in RL. I am less scared, less intimidated by situations in RL. Recently I lost everything I had in a fire and experienced waking up in the middle of the night and in a matter of 2 minutes being surrounded by fire and black smoke. If I didn't have experience in LD, I would have panicked. However, when I sensed what was occuring (5:00am local), the first thing that came to mind was, "wow, this is just like an LD. Gotta get my cat.". Controlling myself, I was able to go after my cat, and escape through the back window of the apartment unharmed along with my brother (lived in 1st flr). The emotional attachment to all material things wasn't present. I figured, if this happened in my LD, I wouldn't let it bother me, why would I let it bother me in RL?

Overall, it has strengthened my character.


Me too! I was amazed at how Lucid Dreaming combined with daily mantra meditation could cause such a profound change in the way I saw the world and how I percieved my life. Mentally and Spiritually, it seems that Lucid Dreaming can do no wrong. Now to get it into the mainstream media so we can get the general public to smarten up.


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PostPosted: Mon 26 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

It has helped me alot, just from entertainment. I don't know how I could get through each boring school week without LDs. It's like a sandbox mod. You can do whatever you want! :D


Without it, humans are mindless zombies sleeping

soon i am going to talk to my SC




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