I have a theory that dreams provide people with a window into parallel universes. The idea is that we are subconsciously living through the eyes of another version of ourselves while in our dream state. We see what they see and experience what they experience. This is why so many things seem foreign to us, they are natural for the other self and no questions are raised. They can live such different lives than the ones we have chosen. The other self could be a stock broker, detective, criminal as well as a parent. I particularly like this theory because it gives me great comfort in knowing that in some other universe, my other self is happily living with her. She enters my dreams from time to time and I find it fascinating that my brain can still replicate her mannerisms, her speech, and her facial expressions; even after not seeing her for extended periods of time. The only other idea that doesn’t allow this one to cripple me to the point of stagnation is this: we have the power to choose what universe we want to live in. We have the power to self-motivate, we have the power to reach for things that were considered unattainable and we have the choice to become whatever we want to be; as long as we believe in ourselves. We have the choice to act, as well as the choice to do nothing. The most important question you have to ask yourself is this: is the risk of your “safety” worth the regret of not achieving your dreams?
"When you learn to ride a bike or drive a car, it is really hard to get the hang of it until you practice enough. Once you practice and focus enough, your subconscious figures out what you are trying to do and helps you do it. If you try to ride a bike for 30 seconds, drive a car for 30 seconds, climb a tree for 30 seconds and then decide to swim for 30 seconds every day; your subconscious has no way to know what you are trying to do and it will be impossible to learn those tasks. It is the same way with day-to-day tasks, if you want help from your subconscious, focus on each task and it will slowly learn to help with those tasks and make your life easier."
- Mark Ferguson