To the haven and back


Dreams, in Freud’s view, are all forms of “wish fulfillment” — attempts by the unconscious to resolve a conflict of some sort, whether something recent or something from the recesses of the past.

Sigmund Freud is the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness and also a theory which explains human behavior.  Freud’s theory is unfalsifiable – it can neither be proved true nor refuted.  For example, the unconscious mind is difficult to test and measure objectively.

I always wonder if the dreams which I recall so vividly have any significance in my life!  I have been dreaming about water lately and so I thought spending some time by the sea will be a good idea.

I visited Sea Lounge on Saturday morning for breakfast.  The outstanding view of the Gateway of India surrounded by Sea, anchored boats, the sunrays falling on Arabian Sea – like the diamonds shining on the surface of the sea and the flock of birds will take you to haven where you can relax your mind.

Gateway of India

Birds

View from SL

Sun rays

Flower

Sea Lounge offers Buffet for breakfast and no À la carte – My little partner in crime and I treated ourselves to Potato-crusted fish fillets, chicken nuggets, Akuri (a spicy scrambled egg dish eaten in Parsi cuisine), baked beans with wedges, pancakes with jam, croissants, camembert cheese, waffles, donuts…..and the never ending list goes on!

The delectable food, variety of tea and the ambience of this place will surely allure you.  Music lovers can enjoy the live Piano music here.

Coming back to my dream which leaves me with a thought – Is the waking state real or the dreaming state real? While there is actual satisfaction, actual pleasure and actual pain in waking world, there is imagined pleasure, imagined satisfaction and imagined pain in the dream world.  So where do we actually belong? Well, the Upanishads say “We do not belong to the waking state, wholly; we do not also belong to the dreaming state, wholly.  Judging from experiences of waking and dream, we place ourselves in a situation where analysis is practicable”.

Cheers – Lubna

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