The glass slipped out of my hands and shattered all over the kitchen floor. Then I heard a familiar sound. It was the alarm on my cellphone. I’d been dreaming.
At that point, in my sleepy state, I hit snooze and snuggled back into bed because I wanted to get to work cleaning up all that broken glass!
A few moments later I realized what I’d done. I’d been trying to dive back into the dream. And yet the solution to the problem couldn’t be found in trying to go back to sleep so I could clean up the kitchen floor. In reality, there was no glass, no mess to struggle with, no danger. Even if the dream seemed really vivid. The solution had everything to do with waking up.