A fellow lucid dreamer
Blasted lucid dreams present so many problems!
To answer the initial question: I think that because our mind is constantly working and constantly honing various things in the background, I am prone to believing that while we dream we can hone certain other skills, especially if we're lucidly dreaming (how would it be to take a problem into a world with no boundaries except those which we create, and find a solution? But then, that's probably exactly why not many problems get solved that way...).
Actually, come to think of it, we often take problems into our dreams with us, they're just more often the emotional ones - consider a series of "chase" dreams...chances are pretty high that those dreams are being formed because of a sense of or fear of some sort of persecution in real life. For me, whenever I have a series of dreams, and then figure out why I'm having that particular formula placed before me nightly, then they stop.
That was sort of rambly...I'm pretty tired despite it being nearly noon.
The question in this thread that interested me more is the ethical one:
If we are lucid in our dreams and choose unethical actions, should we be held responsible for those actions?
My first thought was: Only so far as we should be held responsible for daydreams or other thoughts or imagined scenes.
Then I got to thinking about that. After all, there are many people who believe that you've committed a "sin" whether you just thought it or acted it.
I don't think thinking is the same as action, because for me out thoughts are ours alone. Our mind is our only true domain. But it is noteworthy that the only way to act on a thought is to have the thought in the first place. And to have contemplated an action outside our normal moral code, whatever that may be...does that not make us more susceptible to acting on that thought in the future?
I wonder also...If we really can hone thinking skills while dreaming, does it help at all to practice our moral code (assuming one can lucid dream, anyway) while sleeping?
Speaking of sleep, I'm going to go get some more of it. :bigsmile: