Nightmares represent guilt or fear(or both)

@megamatt (14327)
United States
May 19, 2011 10:06am CST
There are a lot of times where there are things that we do, both small and large, that guilt trip us but a lot of people tend to put it behind them, before its completely resolved. Yet, the one place that we cannot escape guilt is our dreams, and it manifests itself, in nightmares, that really represent extreme reflections of our guilt. Also, it could be mixed with fears that we might hand and a potential fear could be someone close to us finding out our mistakes. Nightmares are the mind's way of trying to force us to face something that we are unwilling to.
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@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
19 May 11
Dreams are often an upsetting problem over time, recent, and the oldest still unresolved. A sleep involves primarily a quiet soul in general. The images we see when we sleep may have a hidden meaning, ie, symbols found in dreams, the subconscious is the way to our attention on a problem. Dreams so reflect the daily events of individual life and according to some researchers, dreams represent the way in which man assimilates all the information received during one or more days. What can influence their fear of failure, fear of disappointment, or fear of intimacy.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
19 May 11
Nightmares do in fact bring up many things that we might fear in our every day lives. There are many deep rooted fears that are quite frankly rather buried outside of the realm of nightmares. Yet they continue to pop up to consume us. Very good points, as many of those fears tend to be the starting point of a lot of nightmares. Proving that fear is a powerful and quite paralyzing thing and it gets amplified in the realm of dreams and nightmares. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 May 11
I thin the subconscious mind holds so mnay things to be revealed through our nighmares. i think that any strrong emotion such as guilt or fear can surely be reporepresented in the presence of a nightmare.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
19 May 11
hi , these days i am not in good health and at night i get dreams whcih are frightening me, like as if thieves are stealing something or some thing like that very fearful.Before i didnt get dreams ., i dont knw why this is happening and i could not sleep again throughtout the night.
@quadj130 (25)
• United States
19 May 11
I think you have a good point about Nightmares, but I don't think its always necessarily true. Sometimes a nightmare can manifest itself by combining small simple occurrences in daily life with something extreme that I might seen on TV from some horror movie or comics. Also, its hard to describe the difference between a dream that is a nightmare and a dream that isn't a nightmare. Who is to say that something really odd that happens in your dream but isn't necessarily "scary" to you isn't a nightmare? Just yesterday I had a conversation with someone about one of his dreams about his neighbors. In his sleep he had a dream that they suddenly moved out of the house and a bunch of other kids moved in and caused trouble (like the kids where he lives lol).