Tag Archives: conflict

feeling is knowing, seeing is understanding

According to a recent dream, I’m seeing Fonda and feeling the fight. In the dream… I’m staring at the actor Peter Fonda.  He stands right in front of me.  We stare at each other. Then I’m looking skyward, to the … Continue reading

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devil or angel?

“If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.” With those words, the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke rejected psychoanalysis. That rejection has had a long echo. It gets repeated a lot … Continue reading

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an open secret

  Generally speaking, I don’t believe dreams serve as wish-fulfillments…as Freud insisted… However, two recent dreams might be the exception. Consider the first dream…. I wake in the middle of the night and discover I left the overhead door for … Continue reading

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two-sided diver

  A recent dream shows me acting like a fraidy cat… …while also being an active explorer. In the dream… I’m watching an undersea documentary. Two scuba divers are warned about the possible presence of sharks. The male scuba diver … Continue reading

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in the dark

  Openness is an honorable goal, right? To me, courage means not being controlled by my fear.  I may fear openness, but I can still be open.  I can refused to be controlled. However… …according to a recent dream, I … Continue reading

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working 24 hours a day

  I had an epiphany this week… A rather obvious insight, but startling, nonetheless. It came to me as I wrote these words: If you doubt the amount of conflict we experience, consider your dreams… I’ve recorded my own dreams, … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Reruns

  At best, I recall just a fraction of what I dream each night… But maybe I’m not missing so much—if some recent sickbed dreams are any indication… For three long tedious nights, a flu bug kept me half-awake while … Continue reading

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