Dreaming with our eyes open

I think everyone has at least one quote that is very personal for them. For some reason dreaming with our eyes open is stuck with me. I'm very disappointed in myself when I have to admit that I have no idea where it is from. If you know please tell me. But now I'm going to tell you why this quote is so important for me.

First of all I need to explain what the word "dreaming" means to me.
I think it means that when a human thinks about the things they would like to do during their lifetime. Those things might be insane and unachievable, but still worth trying and dreaming of. In my opinion dreaming and dreams are one of the things that makes us human.

Dreaming is a verb for dream. Dream means a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. So basically dreaming all day and all night is possible. I think dreaming during the daytime is “more important” than at night. During the night your brain just works on its own and throws around random dreams that you probably won’t remember when you wake up. When I catch myself daydreaming I always remember the things that I was thinking of. Most of the time there is so much rubbish in my thoughts but sometimes there are actually good ideas and wild scenarios of different things.

The part when the quote says “with our eyes open” means a lot to me.
One of my biggest fears is loneliness. I like to be alone, but I don’t want to be lonely. I know for a fact that I wouldn’t like the quote as much as I do now if it said “My eyes open.” I want to be a part of something so when the quote says “our” I feel like I belong somewhere.

There can be many meanings for the " eyes open" part. Personally, I feel like it means that you are either dreaming during the daytime or you are protecting yourself. Everyone has their own nightmares that they are struggling with and sometimes it’s just easier to not close your eyes. If you close your eyes your demons might be there waiting for you. So it’s better to dream with your eyes open and protect yourself from the demons. I

What do you think? What is your favorite quote, and why?

Lina
Lina
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