Dreams by Michael Rad
Abide in the simple and noble regions of thy life, obey thy heart. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Write down your top three dreams. Now write down what’s holding you back from them.
(Author: Michael Rad)
For fun, in this post I will take a more literal view of the prompt given. Dreams and aspirations are used interchangeably and already have several recent post regarding what I wish to accomplish in life. I know that I dream most nights but I never remember to write them down. There are books, blogs and websites all dedicated to the meaning of dreams. Now is my chance to analyze some of mine.
Don’t you hate it when you are jarred awake by a partner snoring (or yourself) or that darn alarm clock? It always seems like this is the moment when I am in the middle of a good part of the dream. After the interruption, I try desperately to get back into the dream. Sometimes it works, but most times I wake up frustrated. I wonder what is so intriguing about these dreams that I want to get back to them?
Here is a short list of dreams that I remember:
- I sometimes dream that I can fly. Whether I am aware of this gift prior to take off changes. I can be pushed over the edge of something high or just jump into the air and take flight. What the psychological significance of this dream is, I don’t know? What holds me back from flying is that as a human, I lack the capacity for flight. There is probably something else about it and if you can think of it, please let me know.
- Dreams of being chased or chasing someone else come up quite often. Chases take place in cars or on foot. I remember one where I skied while chasing someone. Weird huh? I am chasing after a career and lifestyle that brings me joy. Better focus will bring me closer to finding whoever or whatever I search for in the dream.
- While reading a good book, I dream that I am a character in the book interacting with the other characters. I am sometimes an observer that is not seen by anyone. Like the dreams of flight, I’m not sure what hidden meaning lies in these dreams. If the book being read is set in a certain time, I am dressed in period costume, even when I am not noticed by the characters.
In my dreams, my age and appearance varies. Maybe this has something to do with the overall theme of the dream, maybe not. To find what is holding me back from realizing my dreams, I will start a dream journal. If I am too lazy to write it (which is why I currently don’t have a journal) I will dictate it into my iPhone for later transcription.
What do you dream about? Do you write it down? Please share your thoughts and stories about your favorite dream.