#139 Dream Symbols

by James A. Voketaitis

Gunner drove a bus for a living. He had been following the trial of the bus driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel and had killed fifteen passengers.

Gunner awoke from a dream. It was 3 am. His dreams revealed things about himself, on an unconscious level, and helped him to better understand what had gone on during the day. They also helped heal his inner self on a spiritual level. His dreams offered guidance. He knew it was wise to write down as much as he could remember. He usually would start by jotting down symbols. Anything he could remember. He would search for correlations between what transpired during the day, and any of the dream symbols that were obvious.

In his dream, Gunner was driving a bus. Lately, as a result of the dreams, he wasn’t getting enough sleep and was starting to worry. In the dream he was dozing off at the wheel and had been drinking coffee and Red Bull energy drinks all that afternoon. Several of the passengers had started yelling at him. “We’re going to crash!” “We’re going to crash!” That was about all he could remember. He had recently bought a package of the new sleeping pills that was supposed to help people who woke up in the middle of the night fall back asleep, but was afraid of the side effects. When he was done journaling, he fell asleep on the couch and got up in time to report to work.

Sleep is one of the most important ingredients when it comes to maintaining your health and living a long, productive life. Lack of sleep affects one’s sex life, memory, appearance, and one’s chances of losing weight. Just as important, if you aren’t getting the sleep you need, you might not only be putting your health in jeopardy, but the health of others as well.

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Craig said...

Very interesting story and also very true. Nothing makes you feel as good as a good night's sleep!


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Elle said...

Its interesting and thought provoking.

Alison said...

Your story succinctly points out the vicious cycle that many people face when they need sleep. It is a very common human problem. Good story!