I don't know about you but I have awakened many times with one of those profound ponderings of what if
This morning immediately upon getting out of bed it was as if the thought I had just before awakening presented itself to me and I do mean presented itself to me as if the thought itself needed me to know.
It's been estimated that more than 2 hours out of each night's sleep are spent dreaming or in a dreamlike state. Read more here http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_health_features_details.asp?health_feature_id=363&article_id=1141&channel_id=0&relation_id=0
What if during those times we do not remember our dreams we are actually creating what our reality will be the next day , the next year , until we pass away ? Could this explain how sometimes we know things without any information being given to us ? Could it be we subconsciously connect to the event without any idea we already dreamed it ?
Plato's Theory spoke of this. Recollection is not merely bringing to mind an intellectual concept once forgotten. For Plato, the idea is far more powerful. As a human is helped to recall, he passes through stages of thought and experience. he cannot rationally justify his satisfaction every step on the way. The would-be philosopher may make use of likely stories…, dialectic, and hypothesis to stimulate his memory. Once the memory is triggered, it seizes his mind, and his is changed. He can no longer doubt the truth of what he has remembered. He also understands the reasons for each step in the rational journey that led him to the recollection. Further memories of goodness, truth, and beauty are more likely. In fact, correctly used this one truth can be the key to unlock every important idea that he has forgotten. Read more here http://clintperry.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/platos-theory-of-recollection/
Do we dream our reality ?