DREAMS NEVER DIE
There are three dreams/nightmares which I often see
- I am appearing in some exam, and I have forgotten everything/ I am leaving my paper blank/I am late for the exam/I want to cheat . I want to copy but not able to etc – the gist is that I am going to fail in my exams. Imagine seeing this dream even now – after about 27 years of finishing my college life Even now in the month of January – April I often get up from my sleep with a start—“how could I sleep so late, don’t I have to study”?. ( this used to happen in good olden days of student life)
- Another dream I often see is I am falling down/ unable to cross the road or bridge/ or the best is someone has removed the stairs or have broken the bridge so I cannot reach my destination.
- Death of some near or dear one. This dream invariably leaves me shivering and trembling with fear.
I have often wondered why I dream about these particular things so often. I read books and surfed and surfed.
According to many psychologists and dream analysts this is all because of the fears embedded in my sub conscious.
The dream about exams clearly shows how traumatic is the experience of exams for the students. And to dream about the same stuff even now clearly indicates the stress and pressures we under go because of the exams.
The dream about not reaching the destination, or finding hurdles or falling down again shows how our desire to achieve more and more, to become some one important in life, to reach the top becomes an obsession for us. Again the fear of failure is always there which, becomes a hindrance at each and every step. We all want to reach the top and want to remain there for ever so the fear of falling from always remains.
The dream about death is surely a sign of our insecurities, our love towards someone close by. The fear of losing that person to death is always lurking in our subconscious.
Whatever may be the psychological reasoning and rationale behind these recurring dreams the fact remains they still haunt me at this stage of life. And I still get up trembling and shivering in the middle of night. My rest of the night is spent in praying or chanting some mantras.
These dreams still leave behind a residue of headaches, anxiety and 2-3 stressful days.
I really wonder whether others also get dreams like this and if they do how do they cope up with the after effects of these night mares.