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Keep a dream journal

posted by Robert Moss

- LevengersKeeping a dream journal is central to the art of dreaming well. If you don’t record your dreams, you are likely to lose them. At the very least, you will blur the vital details you need to work with. You will lose the chance to catch and use previews of events that come months or years before they manifest in everyday reality. You will most certainly lose the tremendous rewards of the most important book on dreams you are ever likely to read.

Keep a journal over time, and you will find that it becomes your private encyclopedia of symbols, an ever-available wise counselor, doctor and friend, a place where you can discover and study the larger story of your life — and a magic mirror that will never lie to you (although you may succeed in fogging or soiling the reflecting glass).

If you are not already keeping a dream journal, please start one! Goethe’s advice is true for this, as for every major departure in life: “Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.”

For games you can play with your dream journal, please see my book Active Dreaming: Journeying beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom

 

 



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Theo

    Robert,

    Could you say where that Goethe quote comes from? I’d like to print out the original German and pin it up at my desk.

    Theo

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