Friday, November 20, 2009

What is a Dream?

Dreams are a communication of body, mind and spirit in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being. That's it! Now that you are thoroughly confused let me explain in a more down to earth language. Our brains are in constant activity. Different states of consciousness (like awake, asleep, alert, drowsy, excited, bored, concentrating or daydreaming) cause different brain wave activity. Our conscious mind, or the part we think with, our "window" into life, only takes up a very small portion of our brain activity. (some say this is only 10%) Other areas control things like breathing, heartbeat, converting light to vision, sound to hearing, balance when we walk, etc. etc. This too has it's own percentage (small). Another area controls imagination. This area is widely an undiscovered frontier. Imagination is more then dreaming of a new car or picturing someone with their cloths off! When you look at clouds and see shapes, or wood grain and see images, this is the "order from chaos" part of your imagination. The mind cannot deal with chaos very well, in fact it will resist it and sometimes manufacture order. (very important to the dreaming process.)This too occupies a small percentage of brian activity. Then there is memory. Memory is vast! And I believe it occupies more of the brains resources then most people believe.

And then there is the activity called dreaming. I think that to a certain extent, we dream all the time. Even while awake! But the process is functioning in our subconscious mind, out of view from our "window". If defined precisely, they may not be referred to as dreams technically, but the activity is very closely related. During certain cycles of brain activity while asleep, we can "view" these dreams with our conscious mind and record them in our memory. (this is why we sometimes remember them).

Fine Mike, but what are dreams? Well, with the above kept in mind (especially the order from chaos part) try to imagine this.; Your brain mind and spirit, while at rest "review" and analysis in it's own way long term, short term and spirit memory. It kicks around emotions, thoughts, ideas, actions and interactions of the short term memory. It has in it's background the trends of your life and philosophy to influence it. Your mind is also processing spiritual data, your beliefs, whether or not you violated them, your information gained through psychic intuition (we ALL have this to a certain degree) and of course, any communication from God. ALL THIS data, as well as your subconscious "reading between the lines" of what people do and tell you, is then processed unsupervised by you! All this data is a form of chaos, and your mind (like seeing images in wood grain or clouds) puts it all together in a form of visual "screenplay", a medley of sight, sound,emotion and imagined interactivity. The end result is.... You guessed it, a dream!

Ahh but would it not be nice if it were that simple! Dreams are easily influenced by factors in your life and spirit, and these influences create "categories" that are almost infinite. We do broadly categorize them in terms like "prophetic, standard, physical and nightmare" (to name just a few) And these we study each their own, in order to gain benefit from them. I look at it this way: Our mind and spirit together with our brain, is actually the greatest computer ever devised! To understand it's "back of the house" processing is to learn more about ourselves, God, our future and each other. Many things can be gained from dreams, better health (mental and physical), entertainment and even financial gain! (dreaming of a invention or idea) Now that you know some of the basics about dreaming and what (theoretically) dreams are you should have a better grasp on how to understand and use your dreams

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I miss my little daughter.

Well, I was told by the Royal University to go to Khon Kaen University Internatonal College to study for four years, On 1st spetember, early in the morning, i have to bid bye to my wife and my Dad but i couln't bid bye to my little daughter, i didn't wake up her thinking that she know i am gonna be away from her and i know how much pain she will have when i depart from her. I was wordless and i couln't say anything to my wife, her eyes filled with tears, her hand resting on my shoulder and looking at the floor. My wife's final words to me, "Are you not going to wake up Lhasel and say that you are going away from her", My heart brust into sorrowness and my eyes filled with tears. i couln't shed my tears infront of my wife because she is soobing looking at my face. My Dady stands by my side without saying a single word. I have to tell them, " Be happy, I am not going for war, i am going for good reasons, don't feel bad and stay what you are right now". With this words i have to leave them away. I felt very sad and bad to be away from my family but lookig at the future that will shape my family life, i have to do it.

My daughter is 2 years and 6 months old. She is very intellegent, she know that i will not have time to be with her in her life as i keep going out form her because of work or some other reasons. Though i am away from her, she is always in my heart.

I know she have good mom to look after her and give love and care, and do what ever she need in her life. And very soon she is going to have her brother or sister. We still hope to have her brother and because of that i am very much worried about my family life though they can manage by themselves in absence of me. Still then my mind keeps on thinking and worrying about them. I call them often in cell phone, My little daughter Lhasel,- When ever i call her, she ask me: hello Dady, How are you? How are you doing in your studies? When you will be back to see me? She ask series of question....i hardly had any word to answer her question.

She was told by her mom that i am away from them for studies, she agrees with that. She wakes up in the middle of the night and cry in looking for me.I often see them in my dreams.

I am thinking of you all day and night. I always have you all in my heart.Mummy, Take care of our little daughter. I know you are a good mom who can do everything for her. I love you and missing you very much.

Selden Sonam Lhasel, here, your dady is missing you very much. when i come back to see you. i will make you to cry and see your real smile face. God bless you all.

My prayers to GOD.

Thanks God for where i am and what i am today. Without your help and support, i would have no where....It's you who made me up to come this stage. I was born from my mom, my parents taught me how to speak, walk, drink, eat etc. There after, my parents sent me to school to study, goverment sent me to study in different places with different people, But it's you who always there with me un seen by me and others. Nothing would have learned without your help and support. Nothing would have been achieved without your prayers. Thanks god. Thank you.

Yes, my life is full of up and down, out of many difficulties, you took me out of that. You blessed me every time...and you watched every step that i take.You are so amazing that i have not seen you in reality but you always accompany me in doing my things. What ever i have achieved so far.....that was all your wishes and luck that favoured to me.

I still believe, pray and have a faith in you. You are my lord, you are my parents, you are my friends, you are my teachers,and you are my everyting.I don't know in what ways i can express your goodness and in what ways i can do good to this world, just forget doing good to you though you don't expect anything out of any one. Just pray for self, and all animals well being in this universe.

Thank you GOD! There is no espeacial words to express for you. You know more than i write here and more than i think. You know more than anything in this world. Please guide me in doing good things on right time and right manner. Thank you my GOD!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My life in Khon Kaen, Thailand for the first month.

I just want to write something here but nothing comes to my mind at this moment but i will take some time to write what ever it comes to my mind before.

This place is new to me and it seems to be dream land that I had ever dreamt before. My day started looking at many cars and people driving motor cycle. I hardly see people walking on the streets. I just think, people driving motor cycle is same as people in Bhutan using cell phone.

One thing I am still worrying that no body understand my English. Is it that i have a problem in speaking or the people around me have problem in understanding my assent. On the follwing day, I went to the college to seat for the university entrance exam. I was tested in listening, reading, writing and finally in speaking. I got through that exam and approved me to study in International College in english program.

In the College, Hi, hello and sawade khrap, waing hands to each other is common. there are many students from all over the world.And it is good to have many friends from different region, cultural background etc. in my life.

The first day class started, It was Mr. Andre from Denmark teaching us History of Arts and Design. He speaks good english but i had problem in understanding the subject's content. But then i am happy that he is good teacher that i have come across in my student life.

Another class started, Mr.James, he taught us english. He was an engslih man, he is from US and he speaks very slowly. I thought that is his style of speaking. I am bit worried that he is going to lazy man as he talk very slowly in the class but it is not as i realise later on. There are many thai students who doesn't undersatnd english. to make them undersatnd and able to follow him, he does that.

Very interesting class began which i don't like at all looking at the name of the subject. "hello Guys! I’m Scout from US". His head is wraped with hangker chief and waering a baggy pents. His shirt is too big for him. His shoes is bigger than his leg size. He said to the class, "I will teach you mathematics and what you know about it." He speaks alot and i hardly understand his words. I asked Rinchen, my friend from Bhutan. He too don't undersatnd anything what our teacher was taklking about. I just thougt that he is singing HIP HOP songs. Still then i have a hope that i will be able to undersatdn what he speak in days to come.

Wow! Very bad, our MHEMATICS class started, Teacher said, 2+2= 4, right? Yes, we answered. Next question, what is 2? We answered, 2 is number, OK, What is number? …question after question. And I’m again lost. Ya! We started our class with lots of question and discussion. We got to lots of home work to do, sometimes i feel very bad, we couldn’t answer to any of his question. Then teacher shouted on top of his voice, common Guys!.......common class! Teacher waits untill we give answer to question, waiting for answer from us and session ends. How bad we are here to study. This is what i still think.

Another Teacher from physic department, Right after intorducing session, what you all know about physics. Life without physics is not possible, You all know what is density? What is two dimensional, three dimensional? And many question.

Another new session started. Aesthetics for life what is life? What is beauty? “Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder”, Justify this statement. And i know now what my life will be.

From My friends
My friends, hi Jam, hello Jammy, hi Jam Jam, hello Tashi, Hello Bhutan. ha ha.. O I have thousand and one name now. My friends, they have difficult in calling out my names as I do to them. I Love every name they call me. I am friendly to Chinese friend. I go with them for meals.i hang around with Thai friends on week ends. I go with American friends to talk. I go party on weekends with friends from Thai and some Chinese. What is life? Life is what I do. If am mistaken, life is not what I do….life is what comes before what I think and before I do something, right? No no, Then forget….i cannot say anything about life. Take it easy! Face the challenges with courage, that’s all man my dear friends.

The food that i see every where have lots of sugar. I have not seen single food without containing a sugar. The rice that i they serve is not enough and i have to eat "pesay" to make myself ready for my works.

I write this articles for myself how i started my day in Khon Kaen. It will be bitter experence with sweet memories.