We compare this life to a dream because, amongst other things, dream illuminates suffering, no-self and impermanence.
Our desire – attraction, aversion – is inescapable. But we don’t need to escape. We just need to experience. Just experience.
In dreams, we cannot say there isn’t a self, but nor can we locate it.
And rather than beings within time, there is just vibrant impermanence; a changing, kaleidoscopic whole.