When I was very young, in elementary school, I was often called out by the teacher for daydreaming and not paying attention. I’d be gazing out the window, lost in the reverie of another time and place, when I’d hear a voice... far away at first, then louder and louder, until I’d hear the teacher’s voice saying sharply, “Anne!” and I’d be shocked back into the reality of the classroom. I got the message that daydreaming was bad...
And so, eventually I adapted to the primarily left-brain world.
Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. ~ Victor Hugo
The left brain brings your mind into sharp focus, one thing at a time. You pay attention and your mind contracts.
The right brain allows your mind to soften and expand... bringing awareness of many things all at once. You play with attention.
But it is this lightness of thought and energy that opens you to creativity, inspiration, sudden insights and inner knowing.
Daydreaming is actually good for you.
So, dream on...
Daydream: To have dream-like musings while awake.