The claim that one can simply remodel one’s personality, as if you were under the hood with a wrench and could just move things around at will. I dismiss as unfounded and absurd. This is a very big claim. It’s an extraordinary claim and it requires extraordinary evidence. Personality and habits are very hard to change. And for good reason. The brain protects itself and its habits. They are valuable. They represent your knowledge of the world. In memory work we find ourselves fighting this very barrier. The brain needs to forget, it resists taking on new baggage for no obvious reason. I need to memorize the squares up to 100? Really? I’m busy Get lost!
You are right. It is just too difficult and in certain cases,almost impossible to change one’s core personality traits.
However,under certain conditions,brain can re-wire itself(neuroplasticity). This type of re-wiring may not change one’s personality at its core. But this re-wiring can give ‘new and better insight’ to an individual. With the new insight,the individual starts to see and understand the world differently and thus bring changes to his ‘behaviors,habits and actions’.
Meditation can do wonder,because it is a technique to help to re-wire the brain. Meditation takes time and a lot of efforts,but it is shocking how much change meditation can bring to one’s life and personality.
I can ask any question of my Lucid Dream. That would be interesting for sure. But what kind of answer would one get and would it be any wiser than the one I get when I’m awake? If I ask him about myself, why would he be any more honest, any less deceived than I am now.
The reason lies in the different activities or functions of subconscious and conscious mind!
The main reason of your mind (or self) being more ‘honest,straightforward,deep,insightful’ in Lucid dream or just dreams is simply because of subconscious mind. During waking hours,you have hard time to directly connect with your subconscious mind. Because your conscious mind limits your access to your subconscious mind. But in ‘dreams or lucid dreams’,you come in direct contact with your subconscious mind,which is a lot more honest than your conscious mind. Also,90% of what you are is hidden in your subconscious mind,which you have no access to during conscious states. And subconscious mind is always more ‘honest,straightforward’ than conscious mind……So……