As an introduction, the hippocampus section of the brain is important with regard to learning, memory, and special navigation. Dreams can occur when the brain processes information, but some memories can occur when one is not necessarily in a deep sleep. The brain is capable of sorting memories from the previous day’s events, but sleep deprivation will affect these actions and bad dreams may be a red flag for real life.
Do dreams reflect what one desires in life? Scientists disagree, one reason being that dreams are notoriously difficult to remember. On a more down-to-earth level, what we desire is normally worked for.
Fans of TV Hostess Oprah Winfrey, within the realm’s positivity, will agree that a Vision Board of desires can create a path for the future. I am now reluctant I rejected the magazine cut-out of the red Ferrari!
Dreams do not linger for long once awake, so it takes a little time to get fully grounded in the present moment thus our curiosity regarding the night’s “events” is somewhat shortened.
Can dreams be pre-cognitive? In a few cases, this has occurred. Abraham Lincoln vividly observed his corpse prior to his assassination in the finest detail.
As for memories, life is not life without them, but the worst is best stored away, often humanly impossible. Yet the mystery of memories is amongst the most powerful attribute of mankind. It’s a gift for us for future safety, can enhance our outlook on life and thousands of everyday occurrences conjure them up repeatedly.
In closing, memories are a record of personal experience, trial, and error, defeat, and success, and a warning regarding repetitive actions. They are the glue that binds one’s life together.