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Do you daydream?

When I was young, I used to daydream a lot. I remember lying on the grass, daydreaming about the clouds and the stories that the shapes of the clouds created in my mind. I also remember getting in trouble at school, for gazing out the window, thinking of something more pleasant as the teacher droned on about dangling participles. Daydreams are an important magic that your mind creates that allows you to see in a different way.

Daydreaming for me is still a short escape from my surroundings, during which I capture a visionary fantasy, usually one of happy, cheerful thoughts, hopes or ambitions, which I have pictured as coming to pass.

Children should be encouraged to daydream, I believe it is great for your soul as well as your mind. Daydreaming, I think, allows me to stay on task, even when I am focused on many things. New research suggests that if you are able to daydream and keep your focus on other tasks you probably have a strong working memory. Allowing your mind to wander and to daydream is giving your working memory a workout.

One sign of reaching understanding, other than auras, ringing bells, and a restorative touch, is that you start appreciating quiet daydreaming as much as you appreciate planning.

Another is that you begin speaking kindly not only to flowers and trees but to automobiles, toasters and other machines.

And, for some reason, you feel gratitude for your current problems and challenges, and compassion for those who don't understand that they need service in their work.

Do you daydream?
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John Rylance

3 years ago #6

Where better to daydream on the sand listening to the waves breaking on Daydream Island Queensland Australia on the Great Barrier Reef? 

Claire L Cardwell

3 years ago #5

Royce Shook Great article!

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #4

I agree with Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, Royce. Daydreaming sow the seeds of possibilities. As for talking to "automobiles, toasters and other machines", I prefer to talk to myself. This is often the only way I can have a sensible conversation. 馃
I think of daydreaming as the birth of a goal plus it stirs up creativity.

Royce Shook

3 years ago #2

I had not made the connection between working memory and daydreaming, but it makes sense. Thank you Zacharias
It seems that daydreaming is a way for the mind to fight boredom. Both are good as there is a link between boredom and creativity, while working memory is a positive factor for a large variety of mental processes, including creativity, so daydreaming seems like a good way to home this faculty. Cheers 

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