“It is a happiness to wonder— it is a happiness to dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe
Diving into your subconscious mind as you drift off to sleep can create quite a vivid and imaginative escape from our current world. This universe is vast and one that scientists have been trying to explore to find the purpose and meaning behind dreams.1 Some studies have even explored the impact dreaming has on PTSD.2
Many innovative ideas, books, and movies have started with a simple dream that has flourished into major successes. Whether you write down your dreams in a journal or enjoy discussing them with your friends or significant other, this “dreamland” has quite an impact on your mind.
You may have found yourself in the situation of trying to control what you dream about or if dreaming is a struggle for you, to get yourself to dream at all. While there is not an exact science to this, we may have found a tool that can sit on your bedside table and encourage your imaginative world with quotes from popular and famous works of literature, from some of the world’s most compelling writers.
An Invitation to Dream helps bring forth soothing and inspired thoughts that can help you drift into a peaceful sleep with a vivid imagination. Evan Griffith, the editor, creator, and curator of this book explains that the quotes and images, “can also set the stage for fantastic dreams—enchanting photos of misty forests, moonlit nights, and sleepy villages are paired with lyrical quotes by writers like Shakespeare and Pablo Neruda, inviting readers to slow down, to reflect, to wonder. Every page is like a portal into the world of dreams.”
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“When I close my eyes, I want to discover…”
The book is organized into five different topics, with each of the quotes and images corresponding to the topic they are sorted into. This organization helps you discover the topic of your dreams, so to speak.
“The table of contents asks readers, what do you want to dream about tonight? New worlds, magic, love, mystery, or peace? It’s like a dream menu. Readers can turn to the section that most speaks to them on any given night,” Griffith explains.
Griffith continued “the quotes were curated from a wide range of literature, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Siddhartha. Each quote evokes peace, mystery, and wonder, preparing readers for dream-filled slumber.”
From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this section explores a place beyond our own limitations and lets your mind and imagination wander to new places, providing the escape you might need after a long, stressful day.
Whether it’s magic from wizards, witches, and magicians, or the sparks of magic that come from enchanting things such as music, dance, and storytelling, this chapter paints a picture of all things magical to hopefully point you to a beautiful, wondrous fantasy world.
The literature and poetry of this world that explores love are endless, but the chosen excerpts in this book provoke a great deal of emotion and intimacy to help you dive into the sought after feeling that most humans search for.
A sense of depth and exploration are on the pages of the Mystery chapter to bring your imagination to a puzzling place, while opening your mind to the more mystic aspects of your life. Dreaming in mystery can only broaden your subconscious mind.
The final chapter will help bring you to your much needed tranquil state with quotes and images to put your mind at ease, a place we feel close to as a health and wellness company that promotes finding relaxation and inner peace with essential oils.
MONQ Diffusers and Dream Quotes
Creating a calm and relaxing sleep, as well as an environment in general, is a concept that MONQ is passionate about, which is why we provide beneficial essential oil blends in bottles, as well as personal aromatherapy diffusers. You can use several of our blends in conjunction with the powerful quotes in An Invitation To Dream to put your mind at ease and achieve a mindful state. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the quotes in the book that relate closely with our blends.
Sleepy— “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” -William Shakespeare, The Tempest
Zen— “Peace is always beautiful.” -Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Love — “I think…if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Forest— “We all have forests in our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone.” -Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters
Dreaming. Sleeping. Relaxing. Soothing. Calm. Peace. These are all concepts that are associated with finding your peaceful state and winding down from the day with essential oils, bringing your body and mind to sleep in order to explore the other side of your imagination through dreaming. Grab the Sleepy blend, or whichever one gets you relaxed, and check out An Invitation to Dream as a bedside companion to evoke peace, mystery, and wonder.