Take this kiss upon the brow!<br />
And, in parting from you now,<br />
Thus much let me avow-<br />
You are not wrong, who deem<br />
That my days have been a dream;<br />
Yet if hope has flown away<br />
In a night, or in a day,<br />
In a vision, or in none,<br />
Is it therefore the less gone?<br />
All that we see or seem<br />
Is but a dream within a dream.<br />
I stand amid the roar<br />
Of a surf-tormented shore,<br />
And I hold within my hand<br />
Grains of the golden sand-<br />
How few! yet how they creep<br />
Through my fingers to the deep,<br />
While I weep- while I weep!<br />
O God! can I not grasp<br />
Them with a tighter clasp?<br />
O God! can I not save<br />
One from the pitiless wave?<br />
Is all that we see or seem<br />
But a dream within a dream?
If my life is a dream then I'll be happy.
While dreaming,the dreamer doesn't know that he is dreaming,only on waking does the dreamer knows that I was dreaming.Likewise one can awaken from this dream world,only if your dreaming mind stops.Our dreams are unlived part of our lives.Once your dreaming mind stops,by dreaming mind I mean our desires,hopes and what not.When all this stops,the dreaming mind also stops and you are in reality.When this happens only then can you say that the world is an illusion.You will have a good laugh and say this is cosmic joke that I dreamed.You will be in this world but not of this world.Truth has happened and all fear,misery all the rubbish disappears.One lives for the first time with such joy and bliss,peace and silence.
I LOVE this question! Metaphysics is such fun!<br />
To be honest, I don't have an answer. To be fair, we only perceive electro-magnetic radiation at mid level frequencies as colors because we have organs designed to register as such. It is very possible that all the world is an energy field that only exists as material because we perceive it as such. And so it is even more possible that we are, in fact, dreaming of an illusionary world. <br />
I wonder, at the end of our lives, we wake up from our dreams in some paradise, and laugh, wondering why we were ever afraid.
If my dreams were reality I would have to accept that I'm living a freaking twisted insanity of erotic asperity driven by a morally bankrupt individual devoid of compassion and understanding.
start with plato, socrates, aristotle and alexander the great....pick up the rest of the story with desecrate and voltaire .....then come back and we'll chat about it.....
Because our dreams aren't that long, so it wouldn't make to much sense. And if that's the case then where is my 2010 Camero?
We don't know.