Do dreams come true?

Before you say yes, let me make it clear that I am not talking about those dreams which we see through our eyes open, the dream of becoming someone, something, the dream of being with someone, of achieving something, the dream of going to some place. No, I am not talking about that.

I am talking about the dreams which come to you, unwanted, absolutely undesirable, and haunt you in the middle of the night, the kind of dream which leave you panting, breathless not with passionate excitement but with downright disgust and pain, the dream which makes you perspire like you have run a thousand miles only to discover that you are yet to reach your finfish line, and there are tons of people ahead of you.

I am not running, actually, I am just sitting on the bed, gasping for air, trying to breathe in that clammy air, but all I can do is clutch through the sheets and make myself believe that this was just a dream.

But then sometimes even dreams come true, I have heard. Even my dreams have come true at some point in my life. So what assurance do I have that this dream won’t come true? What if? And this what if kills me every single second.

I am not even considering the fact that this dream might come true. No, I don’t have that much courage in me. I will live in denial!!!!!

But the mere thought stabs my heart.

Then comes the theory that we dream what our mind thinks for most part of the day. I accept I have such disturbing thoughts throughout the day, try as I might, they won’t go. My mind is just not under my control. And so they control my days and even nights.

Just when I think that these thoughts are finally, under my control they come back with a different attire and style only to depress me. Just when I think that these dreams are beyond me, they return with an updated version. So for how long will they bounce back? How many years more will they keep coming back to me? Aren’t they tired of me? I sure am.

And so I lay there wondering, struggling for air, wanting someone, something, anything beside me to hold onto, to just make me believe that I am being irrational, that it is only a dream. But all I do instead is to struggle to even breathe and ask myself, ‘Do dreams come true?’

And if the good ones do then so can the dreadful ones, and if they do, then what?

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

45 thoughts on “Dreams!!

  1. I wrote a post about this..did you read that..??for me yeah..some came true…like exactly..with accuracy..but when I wake up..I forget them..and when it happened ita dejavu moment..An then I remembered I saw this in my dreams

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  2. Dreams they say is the manifestation of the subconscious mind. So Moushmi , please try to get rid of the disturbing thoughts that stress you out during the day. I am sure all those bad dreams will subside then. Focus on the good and positives. So give it a try. Stay blessed 🙂

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  3. I don’t know about dreams coming true but yes if it did come true it surely happens. Things and fears get connected with our thought process while we sleep. Our fear and our anxieties are usually suppressed and in form of dreams they try to get into our unconscious which falls into our cognitive minds. Also there are things which we should avoid which is gore or contains violence that leads to lesser chances of such dreams. I completely understand it’s very hard to focus on positive and happy things but it is very important to avoid it by spending time with nature because it contains nothing that can harm your thoughts. Or maybe there will be a time when this stops and we have nothing to remember such. When we move on from such thoughts we instantly move on from such dreams. It’s nothing more than our own suppressed thoughts coming out in form of dreams.

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  4. Yep these types of dreams do come true. And they have in my case. That’s why I’m so scared to dream. I have written many poems on this theme in my blog…
    A beautiful post
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  5. Dreams, generally, don’t come true. There are different reasons why we have dreams, both good and scary. Dreams have so many interpretations…mostly because we just don’t have one definite reason why we keep on seeing them. I know dreams can be bad, really bad and haunting, I’ve experienced it. Just try to forget it…

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  6. They are usually only a sign of something. Our subconscious usually gives us a sign (not literal) of something that is nudging our day to day experiences. If your dream gives you feelings of stress and involves family or work colleagues, then something is bothering you within those areas.
    Dreams tend to give an ‘impression’ of something. Your dreams may be about someone coming to you and killing you every night, but it may only be showing you how your life is being murdered by some action you are doing or by what is being done to you ie. working too long hours etc.
    My biggest dream sequence lasted 5 years and within it were many different relationships, but they all did the one thing in many different ways…they treated me very badly by running away with another man or ignored me or I was looking for them but couldn’t find them anywhere. And they were all created by my fears, my fear of being rejected by them. And once I resolved that fear within myself they slowly stopped until that fear no longer holds any fear for me, I no longer hold it tight around me so that it does in fact become created 😀
    My dreams are now almost non existent, having been replaced by my connection with my higher self. A much calmer world is waiting once those fears are resolved and understood.
    I think our dreams are our guideposts to where our hearts are, and help if required to ‘see’ something within 😀

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  7. dreams that come true cease to be dreams, these dead dreams define what we are, the ones which live and thrive within define what we could be. must stop because one more line and my comment will become preachy 😛

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  8. You know what….you have vividly described my state here!!! Which i struggle with!! And never thought someone can write about it! Do you also get such dreams?? That you wake up startled at midnight with heart racing and mind numbed and trying to figure out what happened and touching things in the dark to find out where you are all the while brain oscillating between reality and deception and heart pulsating and breath shortened! Each hair on skin standing and an electric current running through body and you can hear your own breath and eyes in tears! And the ghostly silence eerily mutiplying the fear! Chest choking and mouth dry! And the slowly realising it was dream and all ok but then what if it’s becomes a reality and the scary cycle begins again! And night ruined!! ☹️ …
    i am a victim of such dreams since the very childhood …probably due to overthinking….and as i aged they too evolved to become more realistic with no hope! Sometimes i have them under control…sometimes it’s the other way round! But thankfully none of them have come true and i live in denial mode that it’s just a bad dream and wont come true ..cant do much!

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    1. Yes, I do have these dreams, sadly very often!!
      And I wake up crying, panting. And all I want is to never have dreamt that!
      Yes, denial!! That is all I do!
      PS: you say you never thought that someone could write on it, but your comment itself has a flow. You could think of making it into one of your posts.

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      1. Sad to know you have them too! It’s so frustrating!! I can imagine it all….and you know what…i have tried all kinds of tricks (some even funny) to try to avoid them like sleeping in complete dark or sleeping on left side (someone told me it causes only good dreams! So i tried this too…i know silly me!😄)…drinking lots of water before going to sleep….thinking about good things only before going to sleep…meditating…fengshui…etc etc!! But then denial mode is the only one which works!!
        PS: i meant someone else who could write so well what i felt! 😊 yeah my comment went over-board once again 🙈 … what to do…some posts get me carried away while im not yet ready! 😂…and then it shows up like having a flow! Will try to put it in a post! Thanks to you!!

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  9. I think you might find this interesting. It is an interview with a psychologist who studies and uses dreams in his practice. He has been very successful in helping people overcome their sufferings through working with their dreams!

    You can read the Interview here: https://artsofthought.com/2018/04/05/uncovering-the-power-of-dreams-interview-with-dr-len-worley/

    He also teaches us how we can interpret our dreams, and the dreams of others! Don’t miss out 🙂

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