What are the benefits of lucid dreaming?
Lucid dreaming is one of nature's most wonderful free gifts.
There are numerous reasons why lucid dreaming is an important and beneficial skill to develop, with many more yet to be discovered.
While lucid dreaming is an astounding and useful state, it is not magic, it's not a source of miraculous physical cures or a key to superhuman abilities.
Lucid dreaming could be considered as nature's own virtual reality, a profound and powerful state of mind that is running upon the most complicated biological computer in the known universe - the human brain.
As you can imagine, its potential is vast.
Lucid dreaming hands you the keys to the untapped potentials of the mind.
The following are just a handful of the genuine benefits of lucid dreaming:
Increased understanding of the inner working of your mind.
Improved mental flexibility and awareness.
Psychological self-assessment, improvement and self-therapy.
The development of observational, rational and critical skills (lucid living).
A tool for the exploration of philosophical and spiritual concepts.
A new means to tap the innate creativity of the human mind.
Direct access to the storehouse of your memories.
Extended conscious living, by utilising a time that would have otherwise been spent in fuzzy, semi-conscious thinking.
Confronting and overcoming phobias and nightmares.
The development of personality skills, such as confidence and optimism.
The potential to rehearse and explore situations and behaviours safely.
The ability to experience the impossible.
Fun, adventure and exploration.
Lucid dreaming is much more than a curious nighttime experience.
The skills and mindset required to learn lucid dreaming enhance one's life far beyond the constraints of sleep and dreams.
Many beginners often treat lucid dreaming as if it is a standalone practice or a goal to be achieved, however, it is far more than this.
In order to become proficient at lucid dreaming, you must first develop a wide range of skills. These skills are beneficial far beyond their use for initiating lucid dreams.
All experienced lucid dreamers know that in order to become a skilled dreamer you must adopt a new way of looking at the world, a new lifestyle; this is often referred to as 'lucid living'.
The skills of lucid living bring mindfulness and clarity to all aspects of one's life. Many lucid dreamers claim that it is this, rather than the experience of lucid dreams themselves, that is the true benefit of lucid dream practice.
In short, even if you initially struggle to experience a lucid dream, the lifestyle and mindset that you'll acquire to develop the skill will bring you huge psychological, philosophical, and emotional benefits.
Lucid dreaming is a doorway to self-discovery.
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