Posted by Dinah on November 24, 2010, at 11:50:28
In reply to Re: My subconscious is boring, posted by Solstice on November 24, 2010, at 7:46:28
It is very kind of both of you.
It's funny. I don't think I think in terms of being interesting or not in general. Perhaps my dreams only bother me because I think perhaps my therapist would find that interesting. I'm not sure.
I think perhaps I try not to think of myself as I appear to others.
About the dreams, I was talking in chat the other night and realized that it isn't true that I never dreamed. I had a dream in my early years of therapy that I brought to my therapist in all innocence. When I finished recounting it, I looked up (something I rarely did at that time) and saw that he seemed to be trying not to look amused. Suddenly it came to me that the dream was heavily and obviously loaded with sexual symbolism, and he was either amused that I had missed it or didn't really believe that I had.
It's not that I haven't remembered symbolic dreams since then. I have, and they've usually involved him. I told my therapist this yesterday and he suggested that perhaps my dreams are safely hiding where I won't recall them and mention them to him. Which makes sense. I might be remembering the dreams that I want to discuss with him.
He also stole my daydreams. :( Or at least my active life of daydreams, which gave me a great deal of pleasure, disappeared after he asked about the contents.