Dream work is a good tool of choice to cultivate self-compassion. Brene Brown has argued self-compassion is an essential quality if you want to live a wholehearted life. It’s also becoming apparent that self-compassion is important for our social immune systems when living in a society touting aspirational consumerist and celebrity lifestyles as the best sort of life. Cultivating self-compassion might also be especially important if you bounce around in a social world industrialised through social media.[Read more…] about Dream Work to Cultivate Self-Compassion
Dreams are a wonderful field for play, and don’t we all benefit with more play in our lives? Like rest, research shows play is important for health, and constitutional if you want to live wholeheartedly. Playing helps you deal with daily difficulties; provides a sense of expansiveness; promotes mastery of your craft; and contributes to your creative process. These benefits can also be gleaned from a methodical engagement with your dreams. Dreamwork and play create a powerful synergy for living wholeheartedly.[Read more…] about Playing Through Your Dreams
A consistent dreamwork practice can be a royal road to authenticity. Ever since Soren Kierkegaard started working on the idea, philosophers have been pondering various conceptions of authenticity. Mostly they have done so without indicating the sort of commitments a person needs to practice to identify, recognise, discover, or create their authentic way of life. Dreamwork is a sound practice that can fulfil this need.
Authenticity as an organising value[Read more…] about Dreamwork: A Royal Road to Authenticity
My primary understanding of dream work is as a personal development practice. In my experience Gayle Delaney’s Dream Interview method is one of the best ways to decode your own dreams. The method Delany devised is suitable for dreams we have in the normal course of our sleeping life, and for those dreams we incubate to resolve issues and solve problems in our waking life.
In a world where religion has lost its power to influence many of us, and the corporate sectors power to influence has grown exponentially, I think a personal development practice ought to focus on the virtues or values we want to live by.[Read more…] about Dream work to cultivate whole hearted living