Don't give up on your Dreams, Keep Sleeping!
I drank too much wine Friday night and didn’t sleep well.
Ironically, during dinner that night, I had an interesting conversation about sleep and was recommended to listen to a Joe Rogan podcast about sleep.
Being that I was super slow on Saturday and not capable of engaging all (or any) of my brain cells, I decided to listen to the podcast.
First, I should mention that I’ve been getting a lot of Joe Rogan vibes lately. I didn’t even know who he was until I looked him up and realized he was the Fear Factor guy. I knew he was involved with UFC stuff, so I never thought his content would be relative to me. I was wrong.
But also, more noticeably, the subject of sleep and dreaming keeps showing up in my life recently.
I'm paying attention, and I'm following this rabbit hole to all the new things I'm learning along the way.
It started with a Tim Ferries podcast. Tim was chatting with Aubrey Marcus about all sorts of fascinating things like psychedelics, their friend Joe Rogan, and purpose and Aubrey mentioned Carlos Castaneda. I had picked up The Art of Dreaming by Castaneda a year ago in a used booked store and could not get into it at the time. But now I was ready for it and reading it at nights has completely opened up a whole new world to the meaning of Dreaming.
After the Tim and Aubrey conversation, I happened to stumble on a documentary on Netflix called DMT; The Spiritual Molecule, narrated by Joe Rogan. It took me out of this universe and back in front of the TV. It was about how an experience that can momentarily show you the "real" world can change your entire perspective of life.
Then I picked up Aubrey’ book recommendation; The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker. A fantasy thriller about the dream world and the “real” world. It’s a fictional story based on real scientific facts, urging the reader to stop and consider every predicament the character is going through as if it were our own.
Which leads me to the podcast my friend recommended over dinner about sleep; Joe Rogan’s conversation with Dr. Matthew Walker. It’s HUGE! Half the time I had my mouth open in disbelief listening to how little I knew about sleep and Rogan saying "WOW" over and over again. Walker explains why we sleep and deconstructs the myths and misconceptions of sleep. I will be listening to this podcast again and again as there was so much to take in. I highly recommend that you give it a listen. I've attached the links below.
I don’t believe in coincidence. I know that everything happens for a reason. We are the ones that label it good or bad based on if it makes us "happy" or "sad." They are both valid emotions that can lead to grand discoveries about oneself. It's not so much good or bad, but rather Fear or Love. Daily events can lead us to encounter these emotions head-on if we are open to the experience no matter how different it may be to what we may know as "normal”. The Universe has a funny way of teaching us new things. These events have encouraged me to elevate my thougt vibrations. I don't know exactly where it's taking me yet, and that’s ok as long as I'm open to it. As it turns out, sleep is detrimental to my human experience, and I can have a part in forcasting the quality of my life while I'm here.