That’s the finding of new research published in the February issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Carey Morewedge of Carnegie Mellon University and Michael Norton of Harvard Business School reported results of six different studies surveying nearly 1,100 people from multiple cultures about their dreams.
An overwhelming majority believe dreams reveal hidden truths about themselves and the world. Findings suggest that people attribute meaning to dreams when the dream corresponds with their pre-existing beliefs and desires, and that in some instances dreams can carry more weight than conscious thoughts.
So perhaps now is a good time to start dreaming consciously. Before you start counting those urban sheep, actively set the stage for the up dream you can believe in, in down times. Couldn’t hurt. Might help.
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