I’ve recently been thinking about dreams and what they could be a manifestation of.
I have also been learning to juggle and have noticed that though I become marginally better with every minute of practice this improvement is nothing compared to how much I improve after a sleep.
I remember the same being true when I was learning classical guitar. I would practice a song for hours; constantly making mistakes but gradually getting better. After a night’s sleep however I would notice a drastic improvement in my performance.
So bringing this back to dreams.
What are dreams?
I hypothesis that dreams are the projections of the sub-conscious learning process into the conscious mind.
The reason why dreams come across as garbled and make no sense is because the actors and pieces in the dreams don’t signify what they seem to signify. They signify parts of the learning process.
It’s like the learning process is a language utterly alien to everyday experience but when we dream the only “words” at our disposal are images we have experienced. Thus the translation comes across as garbled.
Another allegory would be translating every 1 and 0 that flows through a CPU into “A”s and “B”s. You’d just get a meaningless mess like aaaaabbbababababab.