I chose to study lucid dreaming because I was amazed by how one actually has the ability to control his or her own dreams. I feel connected to this issue because someday, when I have the time, I want to practice and learn how to achieve lucid dreaming. Learning about lucid dreaming expanded my learning because it is a term that I had never heard about before. Additionally, this issue was relevant to me because I am a big fan of the movie “Inception”, and lucid dreaming is a term very relevant to that movie. Finally, lucid dreaming affects teenagers as some teenagers will have the ability to achieve lucid dreaming and impact their own lives.
I learned that lucid dreaming is the ability to control your own dreams. It transforms your dream world into an authentic reality where everything you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell seems real. There are multiple steps that one can take to become a lucid dreamer. First, recording dreams in a notebook helps a person recall dreams and improves lucidity. Second, one should perform reality checks every day so that when he or she dreams it becomes a habit and the person will be able to determine whether a dream is real or not. Third, before one goes to bed the person should repeatedly say out loud “I will have a lucid dream” to increase the chance of having a lucid dream. My thinking about lucid dreaming has changed a lot through my research. When my teacher first told me that people can achieve the ability to control their own dreams I did not believe her. Now I realize that lucid dreaming is in fact a real issue and can actually be performed. Regarding wellness, I now understand how people can affect their own health by getting more control of their dreams.