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devalis And the pinch thing holds no water.
Prove you're not dreaming.
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jane this drives me crazy
i'll be standing somewhere,
and wondering,
what the hell is this?

but truly there are no words to express what i'm feeling constantly
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glued i feel too connected to the floor. 021215
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phil dream imagination hallucination
and I know, blah ... I know because
long ago and forgotten I say it is
the question that you ask was. it
what is time? what is a dog? is
why? life is life is life is ....
why? all is the one .... dream
why? broken mind dispelled
why? broken mind dispelled
why? chant raven broken bird
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phil dream imagination hallucination
and I know, blah ... I know because
long ago and forgotten I say it is
the question that you ask was. it
what is time? what is a dog? is
why? life is life is .... a
why? all is the one .... dream
why? broken mind dispelled
why? broken mind dispelled
why? chant raven broken bird
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like it better dream imagination hallucination
and I know, blah ... I know because
long ago and forgotten I say it is
the question that you ask was. it
what is time? what is a dog? is
why? life is life is life is .... a
why? all is the one .... dream
why? broken mind dispelled
why? broken mind dispelled
why? chant raven broken bird
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p2 because
last july
i dreamt i was watching
a shakespearean play
and my brain isn't quite
capable(?) enough
to handle
dreaming
about dreaming
on that
midsummer night
about watching
the play
within the play
of A Midsummer Night's Dream
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silentbob This morning i had a dream that i accidently closed my checking account and what little money i had was lost.

"Sorry." they said.

So i went to my old job to see if i could get a job there, but there was a different boss and i wasn't sure, and the company wolf kept sniffing around me and trying to snap at me.

i was relieved to wake up and find it wasn't true.
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Rhin because dreams aren't as painful as this. 021216
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Arwyn because in my sleep, my dreams come true 021216
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no reason that seems sort of paradoxical.
maybe i'm just tired.
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jane "last night
i dreamt
i was a
butterfly

today
am i
a
butterfly
dreaming
i am a
man?"
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sprhrgrl i don't dream when i sleep, why do it in my waking hours? 021216
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enriquecito when richard linklater waves his hand benevolently and says 'wakeup'.

seriously, though, the chinese butterfly story is beautiful. if i can dream myself a little nova now and then, i am happy. too bad we can't feed ourselves.
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jane waking_life 021216
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sweetheart of the song tra bong Try to switch the lights on and off. If you can alter the light, you're not dreaming.

(thank you waking_life)

This is what I told him when he woke up freaking out. Then I rolled over and threw my arm over my eyes as he went to the kitchen to try and set his mind back in place.
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kss I find that I cannot read text in my dreams. This applies more to large amounts of detailed text, something that you can't know ahead of time, that your brain can't stream to you already created. I've had a couple of dreams where I tried to read a story, or directions, and the text just turns into funny shapes and jibberish. 021217
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je5icafletcher when the dream pee gets hot and runs and becomes awake pee. 030119
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User24 I know I'm not dreaming because I never think about dreaming when I'm dreaming.

It's never failed me yet.
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Aimee because no dream is this fucking bad.... 030330
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because bleeding hurts 030330
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god i don't 030330
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birdmad because, similar to what Aimee said, my dreams are better than my waking_life 030330
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Syrope
in real life i wouldnt have let you cut my skin and peel it away from my flesh.

because in real life it would have been me falling towards the concrete and not my 8th grade business teacher (whom i haven't thought of in years)
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monolith yknow.. i suppose the thing to say would be that you're dreaming even when you are up and all this is a big dream anyway.. but .. yea i suppose that whatim gonna say :) 030401
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niska ...when everything that's hapening is so surreal that you never would have imagined it, and now can't imagine life without it.

how do you know you're not dreaming when somehow, something you never thought existed, turned out to be the best thing to ever happen in... foerever?
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flipchrist 90% of the time i dream i know im dreaming. it takes practice but i learned how to do it so i can lucid dream. it's really cool when u know ur dreaming coz sometimes i would have so much fun in a dream that i make myself sleep longer or i would be bored so i would jump of a building or do something exciting that would wake me up. 030501
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joda Sleep Paralysis 030501
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pipedream sleep paralysis is scary...

dreams don't ache, dreams don't make you write until there's no tomorrow, dreams don't pull your arms one way and your legs another..
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Grace
clearly,
he's not seem my dreams...
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Grace see..i'm so sleepy i cant spell..

which proves my point..

which was?
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Grace ok i CAN spell..
just to sleepy to type
or think:)

pobodys nerfect

thank you for your name

youve given closure to my evenink :)
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pobodys nerfect erm, you're welcome, I guess.
I didn't pick my name because of you though--I just wanted a name that sounded humble. :)
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Grace ok..
thanks..

i think..
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a sweet girl because i keep getting slapped in the face. 030606
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nomatter I still cant properly describe it:
I was in ross, not by choice, pretending to dig through clothes. I got dizzy and a memory shot back to me. I had a traumatic experience the night before, and, and, It almost felt like it didn't happen. But I knew that it had to. It was all so blurry, like a dream that you struggle to recall. I wish I could sleep it all away.
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Lemon_Soda You don't, because your always dreaming. 031020
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Death of a Rose don't mind me, just dreaming is all 031020
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megan when all has become hazy around you
i really can't get it out of my mind that here i am, sitting here at 17, wondering where my life is going and what i did with my childhood. where did it all get laid aside?
how do you know you're not dreaming when you pinch yourself and don't feel anything? how do you know when it's all just a swirl of lights and colors and your feet aren't touching the ground?
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Toxic_Kisses I seem to be having this prob more and more recently, I cant tell if something really happened or if I dreamed that it happened, and lately when things happen if feels like things are repeating them selves, it feels like "wait didnít we just do this last week/yesterday?" "Didnít you already say that edzact same thing word for word a few days ago? ---- No? How odd, I was sure you had" and you tell me this is the first you've even ever brot it up and that it had only just accrued to you to say/do that a few seconds/minutes ago and I'm having the hardest time telling the difference between my dreams and wakening life. I know why - this is apart of me thatís been repressed for such a long time in my wakening life, then I'd get lil feelings every once in a while of knowing mundane unimportant things that were about to happen, or the feeling that something had already happened, but now bc it's been repressed so long it's seeping into my dreams and seems to be taken over, when I saw the word "door" was written on the shop store glass I knew I'd dreamed being inside that word before (yes I did just say "inside" the word) I was once interested in dreams a long time back after meeting my sis and she told me that she could actually control her dreams, she didnít quite know how she did it just that she could, after that I became fascinated by the subject and then suddenly just like that I wasnít, I suppose when I have time I should look into it again, it's rather disconcerting not knowing the difference between being awake or dreaming. 040110
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devalis I don't anymore. 040111
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silentlybroken because dreams couldn't be this cruel,
this devastating,
cause so much unsurpassed heartbreak...
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johnbryson Rene Descartes addresses this issue closely in his discourse on method and meditations. He concentrates especially on this in Meditation 1. esp. sensory deception, a priori and a posteriori knowledge, empirical investigations and ending with the "evil deciever argument". 040111
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blah-ze hoping this ain't real, so, you don't. but oddly enough, think about this too long and you have start having dreams of dreaming and waking up, which is quite confusing, especially when your mind hates you. all of you. 040111
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phil never dreaming is
dreaming always
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suicidalchinadoll I don't.
thats how I get through the day.
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Snook Strange dreams
same as it ever means
waking lately
holding my head in my hand
blurrily thinking
i am here
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falling_alone i still don't understand this disconnected feeling 050929
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silentbob did you think that you were dreaming?
counting_crows
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jane just..... wake up. 050929
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margaux abre_los_ojos 050929
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jane existentialism 050929
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pete because i was tired all day, though the hyperness came randomly. if i was dreaming then i would have atleast have had felt rested when i woke, and you wouldn't have smiled at me when i gave you a kiss... 050929
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unhinged his theory to life is that he doesn't remember it, it didn't happen. and since he spends most of his waking hours decimating himself, i guess me and him have had plenty of conversations that didn't happen.


i really shouldn't get upset over him. he's a flaming asshole. and when i don't agree with this very retarded perception, i'm the moron somehow. as if not remembering negates the validity of your actions. bullshit. what a lame excuse.
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hsg you know you're awake when you see everything at once.

when you are at center
when you see tunnels_in_every_direction
and you know you are the chooser of dreams, or singlepointedness

you can get there through extremes, for all mediocrity is an
intoxicating_confusion_of_indecisiveness

the extreme athletes hold a torch .
the extreme see-ers meet at the eye of a pyramid .
the artist's model is always a map to the apex.
the poetry is a little humm to help you climb the path.

by means of intensity, you can control your attention. you can only remember where you are when you set yourself afire. set your soul on fire.

one point burning in your mind to always_stay_awake.

sleep_deprivation will eventually reveals all the heavy hidden treasures buried deep within your mind. just beyond your laziness and fat-igue, you find what lies beneath, what lies you have told yourself to keep yourself from yourself...that omnipotent part of you who when is awake...is unafraid_to_try.
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getsomecheese you know when your n ot dreaming when chuck norris round house kicks you in the face. 060612
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hsg am_i_dreaming

asking this sincerely throughout each day.

every_hour_on_the_hour
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lev the're_layers 110623
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z i am. 150226
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