October 19, 2023
Ask Deepak

Are dreams important during meditation?.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


“Dear Deepak, I meditate daily and do so without judgment or expectations. 

What I do find interesting is the different states of mind and thoughts that come through my mind. 

Once I am aware of my mind drifting I consciously return to my breathing. 

However, from time to time I enter what I’d call a dreamlike state, but not sleep. 

The thoughts are not mundane (like my schedule for the day) but like a dream with somewhat incoherent random thoughts, more like fantasy. 

The same as dreams you remember after sleep. 

I wonder if I should be attentive to them in any way. 

They don’t have an apparent meaning, but I don’t dwell on them either. 

Do you have any suggestions for what state of mind I’m in and whether I should better understand their meaning?

 Thank you for your wonderful spirit and integrity.”


There is no value in attending to these dreamlike thoughts in meditation. 

They are only a variation of the other types of thoughts that come up between your attention to your breathing. 

The fact that they are dreamlike or fantasy-like only indicates that you are in a more refined state of awareness in your meditation. 

While you are meditating, you will get the most benefit from your practice if you return your attention to your breath. 



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