Dreams are chaotic because they are governed by your conflicting wishes, and therefore they have no concern with what is true

Does not a world that seems quite real arise in dreams? Yet think what this world is. It is clearly not the world you saw before you slept. Rather, it is a distortion of the world, planned solely around what you would have preferred. Here, you are "free" to make over whatever seemed to attack […]

Because you had attacked yourself and believed that the attack was effective, you behold yourself as weakened

Before the idea of attack can enter your mind, you must have perceived yourself as weak. Because you had attacked yourself and believed that the attack was effective, you behold yourself as weakened