I had a dream on Monday night that felt so incredibly real. The emotions and sequence of events that I experienced during the dream stayed with me throughout the day, to the point where they almost felt like they happened in real life. The way that the brain works is still such a mystery and I began to think about two things:
1) Neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia must be extremely frightening. I imagine that not being able to differentiate reality from dream and delusion on a daily basis would be bizarre and confusing.
2) Lucid dreaming is an intriguing concept that I intend to explore in the coming year.
On a lighter note, we’ve been drawing in large crowds for our yoga and astronomy classes and the resort surprised us today with two complimentary scuba diving lessons. We took an introductory lesson in the pool today (Jay is a total natural) and we’ll hit the ocean tomorrow morning for the real deal. Staying underwater for almost an hour without resurfacing is definitely going to be a new experience that goes against everything that I am used to. I’m the tiniest bit scared, but the best way to grow and to challenge yourself is by tackling the things that scare you, so I’m in.
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