Extracted synopsis of answers from a personal interview on ‘Phenomena Philosphy’ by D. Paine Roberts, Msc.D., Ph.D.
EXPLAIN DREAM VALUE.
Dr Dris discovered that if a person can dream it, she/he can live it. She received and conceived the ideal conditions that would make her feel real and whole by serving a purpose this lifetime. So as expected, she was told she was a Dreamer like it was something terrible to be, and it could be, especially if people do not recognize the dream they’re looking for is right inside them and start to begin to actively participate in it as reality. It helps to look around for the good to guide your way and ignore the not so good. When Dr Dris paid too much attention on what she didn’t want, that was what was attracted to her. She discovered her dreams could work the same for the good she desired in her life at any time.
CAN YOU PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE?
Just before graduating from high school one of her dreams came true. Dr Dris was concentrating on what she didn’t want — she was lost in sadness and depression. She also knew she was the only one who could change her life. It came down to deciding what she passionately desired in her life from that moment on. Passion is the key.
The following is an example of Dr Dris’s persistent determination to reach an educational goal: “When I turned 16 my whole life changed. My mother forced me to drop out of school to help bring more money into the household. I dreamed no matter what happened nor how long it would take, I would obtain the highest kind of education I could so I immediately enrolled in night school to graduate with my High School class. Also, I set my mind on a life I wanted; I wanted a husband, an exciting life of travel and service to others, and children to love (circa late 1940s/early 1950s).”
Dreaming assisted Dr Dris in understanding what Love truly was. She wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself. Dr Dris also wanted to be protected as a woman with a strong man loving her, and together give birth to children she could love and provide a loving childhood she never had. All this may seem very insignificant and very basic for any woman, but she wanted hers to be something unusual and different. Dr Dris wanted her life to be filled with romance and adventure.
(Later, her favorite movie was “Officer and a Gentleman” . Read on… in next post)