These are brilliant examples.
The Signpost, or Type, is context for the Variations underneath. So I would suggest encoding the sequence as suggested by @mlucas, and then adding the context after:
Having a dream that makes you realize you love someone while appreciating the meaning of life
The while is key.
You’ll find it works better than the traditional “in terms of” as it focuses you on the immediate and more significant appreciation first, while seeing it in context of the bigger picture.