What if we told you that one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of physics found its culmination in a dream? Too good to be true, you might say. Danish physicist Niels Henrik David Bohr known for his contributions to the world of physics–especially to the quantum theory and the study of atom–often spoke of a dream that led him to discover the structure of the atom.
Bohr was known for his problem-solving capacities. He could solve problems that baffled his counterparts. But when it came to deciphering the structure of the atom, Bohr had tried all possible configurations and failed to reach a conclusion. One night during the course of his study, Bohr dreamt about the structure of the atom with a vivid image of electrons spinning around the nucleus of the atom. It was just like the planets revolving around the sun. On waking up, he knew what he saw in his dream was the right configuration. But science seeks validation. He studied the configuration in the lab and found valid points to prove his point. He later received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum theory.
Dreams can change outcomes, resolve conflicts, help us overcome fear and make lives better. Sometimes, the greatest adventures of our lives happen when we are fast asleep.
Studies over the years have proved that there is science behind lucid dreaming. Other studies suggest learning to lucid dream has a positive impact on every waking day.