Insomnia

Cannot sleep, 2016

What makes the night a particular time?
From the dawn of humanity, the night is the time when we open the door that allows us to pass from the diurnal dimension to the reality of dreams.
The dream is another reality that we frequent every day.
We live in sleep, dreams and nightmares.

We dream with open eyes as with closed eyes.

A DREAM OR NIGHTMARE LIFE

Problems arise when we cannot easily fall asleep, and we cannot cross the threshold of the dream world.

Insomnia is the most common pathology in humans.
Not sleeping means draining your physical energies; it weakens the mind and prostrates the soul.

Without sleep and without dreams, you die.

Since the beginning of their history, medicine and pharmacopoeia have been concerned with sleep disorders.
We can still efficiently use substances such as chamomile, valerian, passion flower and lemon balm.

Or we can use the trick of counting, counting, counting … counting sheep.

Animals that reassure.

COUNTING SHEEP

Whoever invented this method was perhaps a simple shepherd.
Perhaps because the bucolic landscape of a distant and unreachable Arcadia belongs only to an ideal world, but dreaming is a wonder; it’s beautiful.

Not dreaming depresses you and condemns you to live in a two-dimensional world. A flat land.

I have known several people who were afraid of dreaming.
Genuine fear of living.

SWEET DREAMS

I don’t think that dream is an escape or a secondary, irrelevant dimension of reality.

The dream world is exactly like the waking world.
It has its own rules, where we make experiences consistent with its nature.

Being so close, these two realities significantly influence each other.
Using dreaming experiences is a daily practice for anyone, even when we don’t realize it.

Dreams (and nightmares) are a forge where we produce solutions to what we consider problems in the waking state.
I said solutions, not problems.

A real gold mine.
Sweet dreams.

THE NIGHT BRINGS COUNSEL

… and that’s all, folks.

TENDER IS THE NIGHT

Whatever the cause of your insomnia is, face it with peace of mind.

The more you worry and magnify the problem (which certainly is severe), it will produce precisely the result you don’t want.
Anxiety will become your inseparable companion.

Love your nightmares, and don’t blame yourself unnecessarily.
Accept yourself, and everything will become more bearable.

So, I wish you a good night.

Until next
Daniela


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