A few weeks ago I was falling asleep and was in an extended hypnagogic period with the usual visuals coming and going.
Then the visuals changed so that I was looking at some incredible detail on what had been just a routine floor covering. I recognized this as characteristic of my lucid dreams and verified it by "zooming in" to see even more detail, as I can do in lucid dreams. Colors were vivid and the design was beautiful. I said aloud, "Looks like I have dropped into a lucid dream." Now I can wander around and have some experiences.
Sounds good? But then up popped my mind saying, "No, you cannot be dreaming because you are really not yet asleep, just hypnagogic." I argued with myself, "But the image is clearly one that I would only have in a lucid dream, so I must be in a lucid dream and I want to do some wandering around.” I did not convince myself.
Then I briefly awoke, went back to a hypnagogic state, and the entire process repeated. Finally I gave up and just woke, realizing I now had one more experience showing that one's mind really, really, does not want to easily enter into a lucid dream. Even when the evidence is more or less conclusive!
Your lucid dreams can educate and inform others about the joy, potential and practice of lucid dreams. Plus, you get to see your lucid dream printed in a lucid dream magazine!