Whenever the word nightmare appears on the scene, a visual representation of a petrified vista is usually discerned by most of us. We have lived a millennium perceiving and surmising it as a dream but full miserable and terrifying instances we may or may have not yet encountered. On the other hand, nightmare is still a subjective phenomenon since it is diversely apprehended by various kinds and types of people and as for me, I also have a disparate take on this particular occurrence.
If I were to be asked how I see and grasp nightmares, I would most likely compare it to the possibilities of what ourselves would become but we are too disturbed and intimidated of it. Since we could not bear and swallow the imperfections and fallibility of reality and truth that we do not have the ability to control. We chose to neglect our nightmares, we are afraid of it, and most of us omit its concept. Maybe because it is the manifestation of the various unwanted instances and veracity, we beg to forget in our own made up reality.
On the other hand, nightmares are not just a dream full of parlous circumstances for me. It could also be interpreted as a particular occurrence we could not control because us, humans, naturally yearn and desire to under take since we always want to control and dominate various aspects of our lives. For the reason that we wish and want it to be done the way we wanted it to be. Sadly, we could not have that power during our nightmares that is why we classified it as an inadequate and distressing phenomenon for a long period of time even if it shows a glimpse of our unwanted reality.
Nightmares may also be contrasted with the deplorable reality we have within ourselves because I believe that those things are inevitable and assured; whether it is bad or good, or something we truly desire or authentically abhor.
I could also perceive nightmares as a distinct and particular circumstance we truly and genuinely loath although it is constantly changing and will always be subjective in its each context. For the reason that we could not take over of it since we only desire to sense, recognize, and acknowledge the amusing and gratifying things in life.
We, humans, should be knowledgeable that we could not have the power to control everything we wish to take over. Just like nightmares, even if it is full of the things that genuinely causes us to be petrified and afraid, we should be mindful that it is not everything the makes up a whole. There are still sweet dreams we wish to see and that’s what makes it more interesting. Nightmares could be terrifying, it could be frightening, but we should also think that without these nightmares, we wouldn’t long for something great and good. In that case, everything that we truly desire could follow, we should be patient so our fears could not dominate our hopes.