Daydreaming - Why Were We Told To Suppress It?

Have you ever fallen asleep in the middle of the day? Do your muscles feel tired and do you have yawning spells and sighs, almost to the point of being teary-eyed? Or, how about staring off into space when someone is talking to you and you don't hear a word they say?


According to Dr. Nadel in his book, Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power you are entering the "Ultradian Rest Response." This is when your body's physiology becomes most in-tune with your "Intuition" and "Self Higher Awareness." The right side of your brain becomes dormant. This part of the brain, the neocortex is understood to be where your creativity comes from.

As you sit there, empty minded on one side of your brain, that is when you are most open to creativity, moments when you might say, "I've got it!" - "That's it!"

Your brain being dormant at the time is important, it becomes open to all kinds of intuitive ideas.

So, the next time you find yourself staring off into blank space, tired as hell, yawning and wanting to go to bed. Remember, this is the best time to bring out the scientist, the artist, the writer in you.

Makes you wonder why we've always been told to "stop daydreaming and get on with it!"  To fight these episodes of tiredness and trying to stay awake and finish what you are working on is dangerous. It's time to take a break, rest, get some fresh air and daydream.  Stop what you're doing and let your mind wander.  That "Aha!" moment might be just ahead.

Daydreaming, why were we told to suppress it?"

Dog Brindle

No comments: