I read an interesting article about how active the problem solving areas of the brain are when daydreaming. It is a validation of sorts to have science recognizing through empirical research what we have all known for a long time - that daydreaming is an important function for a normal individual. I actually think that daydreaming is a good name for this mental activity; however, it unfortunately carries a stigma of undesirable mental activity. I wish that this research had been around when I was a boy in school and maybe I wouldn't have gotten so many raps with a ruler or the teacher wouldn't have interrupted the class, once again, to point out that I was staring out the window instead of paying attention. Do you recognize the importance of daydreaming in your meditative life? Does daydreaming help you to understand your past life memories? Should we even call this mental activity daydreaming? Journal reference: University of British Columbia. "Brain's Problem-solving Function At Work When We Daydream." ScienceDaily 12 May 2009.