Tapping into your Subconscious
If you read the title of this post and you start thinking “Oh, no!…The Friar’s gone New-Age on us!“, rest assured, Dear Readers. This has absolutely nothing to do with channeling your inner self or helping you grow as an individual.
Rather, I just want to tell you about a game I’ve discovered to keep myself amused during those long, dreary meetings.
You know the kind of soul-sucking meeting I’m talking about. The one when you’re in a dark stuffy conference room, with someone going blah-blah-blah and you’re too numb to even day-dream.
I dunno what it is with that unique environment, but it just tends to propel me straight into the strange nether-world of being half-awake. (I suspect it’s my brain’s self-defense mechanism kicking in…it wants to shut itself off so it won’t go insane with boredom.)
You know when you get to that point when you’re just on the verge of dozing off? When you’re still awake enough to be aware of where you are, but you cant’ help it and you start dreaming? Here’s what you do:
Start taking notes, if you can. Seriously.
Sometimes, I’m able to snap awake for brief seconds, and write down what I just dreamed about. Here are actual examples of “words” that my mind came up with while half-asleep.
Don’t ask me how these words came to be…they just did. And don’t ask me what they mean.
(Though I think the 4th one would be a cool name for a high-tech company!)
Pretty cool, huh?
Try it yourself, next time you start to feel yourself nodding off. You might be surprised to see what you come up with.