From ancient times the idea of what is real and what is not has challenged human thought. There are different zones of consciousness, as there are different realities. During our wakeful state, we consider most sharable experiences as real, but what is real about a dream?
A healthy working relationship between our senses, mind and heart develop to reconcile the ever-changing evolving self and the constant soul. We link physics and metaphysics, our sensory reality and Reality.
Dreams and sleep are essential for human health - to reorder, fit and connect day-to-day experiences and past memory, and enable our temporary life to be nourished by the soul's light.
The enlightened being regards
all normal experiences as a
dream. Common dreams are
merely dreams within a dream.
By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri from "Spectrum of Reality - Sufi Insights"