Where wild minds come to rest
I've often wondered what was wrong with me, why I was different. I would be lost in my fantasies and snap back to reality, suddenly aware and conscious, wondering if others could see my thoughts. I have never told anyone about my daydreaming problem. I felt too embarrassed and scared of what others might think. Would they think I'm crazy?
I have always been introverted and quiet, somewhat of a loner. I didn't have an easy time during my school years. I was ostracized with no friends.…Continue
Hello everybody! I've been silently observing this website after my first blog post and you guys all seem so nice. I feel like I can say anything and what a wonderful feeling that is. So i'm curious, do you guys have characters that inhabit the world of your daydreams? If so, do you relate to them? For some reason all the characters in my daydreams are male. I actually have a hard time daydreaming about female characters unless it's myself in someway. The male characters I daydream about are…Continue
Does anyone else feel that the ability to pace, jump, dance or make big movements while dreaming has a massively positive effect on mood, enthusiasm and energy levels?
Last year, while living in a basement room away from people with no windows, I was able to "use" my DD's in a way which was actually beneficial. I'd DD and pace/dance before class and other events to put me in a happier more energetic mood. My internal conversations also made me come up with smart/funny/interesting…Continue
Today, a very nice lady moved out of my apartment building, so I thought I'd share something in her honor. She actually signed up for this site, but I don't think she comes here anymore. I didn't know her well. We'd say "Hi" in passing but not much more than that. However, many years ago, when I was having a bad day, she did something very sweet. It was 3 days before Christmas, and I had bought several pairs of fun socks for myself as a treat, when suddenly I lost my wallet. I looked…Continue
Do many of you feel off beat or awkward in a social environment? EG bars, wedding receptions, dance balls, etc. I can't honestly say all those things are my cup of tea.
I've been diagnosed with something that causes my daydreams so I've been trying to stay away since I don't have MD, but it's really hard because this was the only place where I could talk to people like me.
It just sucks. I hate my disorder, but it's the only thing that keeps me happy. It makes me so unhappy and prevents me from having meaningful relationships, but it gives me the most amazing imaginary life. I just hate it so much, but I can't let go of it.
Does anyone find it incredibly difficult to maintain eye contact when talking to someone? When ever i have a conversation with someone i think i devote more effort in keeping eye contact than listening.
I've also been reading works by Osho. "The Book of Secrets" in particular. A lot of it sounds like Buddhism, but I think the principles are universal and can apply to anyone of any religion.
More from "The Power of Now"
"The mind, to ensure that it remains in control, seeks continuously to cover up the present moment with past and future, and so, as the vitality and infinite creative potential of Being, which is inseparable from the Now, becomes covered up by…Continue
Added by Lauren M on May 9, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments
When I'm not reading and trying to find answers for this problem, I usually am playing in my thoughts and it leads me to daydreaming. They usually start off very exciting. It's like turning on the tv to an action movie that is already in progress. I just step in the scenario and off we go...
In real life I'm a female, 24, African American. I'm pretty short and petite. The vast majority of my daydreams are in a male perspective and often at an age much younger than I am. Sometimes,…Continue
So, I said I would share parts of The Power Of Now with this community. It's really helping me understand the power of Being and how to guide my own thoughts or be completely free of thinking all together. The reason I feel this is so important is because MD is totally an issue of the mind. For me, it's a non stop desire to place myself elsewhere, in other peoples shoes, in a more ideal world, in whatever my mind will create. Before going on a mental trip, I have to accept what my mind is…Continue
Added by Lauren M on May 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
So, I’m gonna go on a monologue here. Read if you want!
I feel like I’m at a critical point in my life. It’s so weird that I have these problems that almost no one could understand or accept. Other people worry about friends and school, or about their family or medical problems, real problems. I have to worry about my own mind.
I have made so much progress since I started trying to stop my daydreaming in October. I used to…Continue
I'm sure this the typical response you see on this website, the sweet relief that comes from knowing you are not alone. It's the truth. I just assumed I was really @#$&*^$ weird. Or crazy, whichever explanation suited my fancy that day. When I was young girl, I would create mythical kingdoms in my mind and play with toothbrushes and combs. It was all so real and I enjoyed it immensely.
When I was in 1st grade I created my first "character" or whatever you want to call it. It was…Continue