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Running away from something in your dream? Were you naked? Were you running from your own marriage? #atozchallenge

Running is a good exercise, however when we are running from something unwanted or may be running for life is not encouraging at all. These types of dreams are sign of anxiety or depression.

Running away dreams mean that you have given up on finding solutions, or the situation is so overwhelming for you to handle that you preferred to run away rather than to face it. You are incapable of facing tough time. May be have lost hope of taking thing under your control.

The general feeling or emotions that you face in running away dreams are sad, stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, frightened, scared, shocked.

When such dreams become recurrent and start bothering your normal waking life, then you must try to think about what is bothering you. Dreams can only send a sign. You need to find the solutions by yourself. First of all, you need to analyse what are you running from or who are you running from. These types of dreams come into category of nightmares. Say if you are being chased by a wild animal or monster.

Once you figure out the what, half the battle is won. This can be a family conflict, a bad relationship, office politics or any particular person who is making you feel insecure or unsafe.

Let’s decode different meanings of running away dreams.

Running away from home:

Home is one place where we can be ourselves. It offers shelter, comfort, love, warmth and security. So, why would someone run away from home?

Running away from home represents uncomfortable with social environment. It doesn’t mean your real home or your family, rather it means there is too much of discomfort from a known source. It can be being bullied, nagged or taunted for failures. Failures regarding Job, marriage, exam scores anything.

Running away from bull:

When you are being chased by a bull and it’s unlike the bull race in the Bollywood flick ‘Zindagi milegi na doobara’ for fun and adventure the it means you have a workplace trouble. Someone is tricking you into office politics, using you for their own benefits or simply putting you in soup to save themselves.

Running away from any animal, who is not in a good mood means you have a threat in your waking life. The animal can be wild or domestic.

Running away from bees:

Bees, they may be small, but their sting is very painful and dangerous. We have seen in many cartoons about being chased by bees. If they come in, you dream what does it mean. Seeing bees in dreams is not all that good, it means trouble in future.

When a bee stings you while you are running away, means that you are going to have issues in your relationship.

If a swarm of bees is chasing you and you are running for shelter, means you have not recognized who is your true friend and who is just a pretend. This dream means, people whom you think as your close friends are not really good friends.

Running away from a monster or chasing a monster:

Running away from a monster:

Is a sign of your strength. These dreams mean that if you can run away and save yourself from a monster then you can overcome anything in life.

You are chasing the ghost:

That is a good omen. It means you are going to be lucky in love as well as business.

Running as a sport:

If you see yourself participating in a running sports event or you are among the audience seeing a race, it means that you are chasing your goals with all your zest and winning is just around the corner.

Running away in a war:

Running away in war reminds me of ‘Forest Gump’. A war in dreams mean lack to control over things. These kinds of dreams come due to stress and anxiety in waking life. It’s a good idea to understand what is troubling you. You can try meditation and relaxation techniques, that can help you reduce stress and anxiety.

To run away from marriage in a dream:

Running away from marriage denotes that you are not ready to take responsibility. You have lost control in life.

Running away from a natural disaster:

Natural disasters can come unwarranted. It can be an earthquake, flood, volcanic eruption etc. This might be due to insecurity and unsure about future, however the silver lining is that you are able to save yourself and run from that situation.

Running naked in public:

Being naked in public is not a very comfortable dream. Being naked means, you are not happy with your current situation. The feeling of dissatisfaction, lack of confidence and mistrust are overtaking your emotional space. You need to focus on the current task in your hand and take control in your hand.

If you are comfortable being naked publicly in your dreams indicate that you are rude, harsh and cocky with people around you.

There are countless movies about running and chasing. As far as my favourite is concerned it ‘Runaway Bride’. It’s a 1999 classic starring none other than Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. They were seen together in one more favourite of mine ‘Pretty Woman’.

Old Classic

In Runaway bride, Maggie carpenter in nervous about getting married. And has many failed relationships. This rendezvous of her running from wedding makes her a story for tabloids. The story moves ahead till she finds true love in the form of Homer Graham a columnist. He covers her story with many errors. And correcting the story brings them together.

Time to enjoy old classics, its best way to keep the lock down blues away. Yesterday nigh I watched Mughal-e-Azam.

What’s on your list?


Its just 8 more posts for AtoZChallenge get over, tomorrow I will come back with dreams where we See reptiles.

This Post Has 39 Comments

  1. Jyoti Jha

    This is such an enlightening post on decoding dreams. We only keep wondering and being anxious about many of these dream experiences. It is good to know their meaning and interpret them correctly so that one can work on the problem areas.

  2. Alpana

    wow..Ujjwal. Running away from monster can have a positive meaning..good to know that.. Curious to know while you are writing this series, have you started to decode your dreams as well?

    1. Gurjeet Chhabra

      Haha, I remember of dream where I am not running of marriage whereas I am getting married again.

      1. The Champa Tree

        We all have many uncomfortable dreams. But little do we care to pursue the dreams and find the explanation. Your post is a comprehensive account of different dreams that could address several other issues. Thanks for sharing

    1. Ujjwal Mishra

      Thanks. Good to hear from you.

  3. Simrit Bedi

    Wow! I had no idea running away from so many things could have am underlying was wondering reading your post

  4. Archana Srivastava

    decoding the dreams with your post is really fun to read, some of the signals of dreams I might know about but I am amazed to know the signals related to bees ” This dream means, people whom you think as your close friends are not really good friends.” well written.

    1. Ujjwal Mishra

      🙂 glad the posts are useful to you

  5. Arushi Seth

    I think my saying wow does not do justice anymore. I honestly never imagined our dreams would have so many meanings. Thanks for the research and these wonderful posts

    1. Sakshi Varma

      Very interesting post! I have always been interested in decoding dreams and this was a very interesting read!

  6. Noor Anand Chawla

    I don’t I’ve had running dreams, but Runaway Bride was a really fun movie!

  7. Sonia Chatterjee

    Have to say kudos to you Ujjwal for doing a great job of interpretation of dreams. I had no idea that running away could be interpreted in this manner. ☺️

  8. Shweta Suresh

    Wow! That was a crash course on decoding “running away” from dreams. Thank you so much for the info. 🙂

  9. Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    Running away dreams has a lot of varieties and your list sure does have a lot of information

  10. Roma

    These are undoubtedly some more reevaluations to me though I have not had any of these now I real feel like remembering what I dream as I forget them mostly


    I have seen myself running once in the dream…. now I know what can be the reason…like always… interesting read

    1. Preetjyot Kaur

      I totally enjoyed reading this. I have a repetitive dream of running away from monsters😂. Now I know what it means and that makes me so happy now.

  12. Kinshoo Agrawal

    Running dreams are common but don’t remember exact details. Will try to remember from now on and come back to ur post to check.

    1. Varsh

      I’ve seen myself running in my dreams many times and it’s hardly surprising now since it was a goal I had set for myself. These dream interpretations are quite interesting.

  13. Surbhi Prapanna

    Wow what an awesome set of information about different meaning of running away from something. yes, I had felt that running away is usually represent our inability to deal with situations. but there were so many aspects of running ( like ghost, and running away in war) that I had never thought could have a deeper significance. thanks a lot dear for sharing such amazing information with this series.

  14. Rakhi Jayashankar

    What an analysis. I never knew that all these had meaning. Coming to think of it I remember my son telling shout the constant dream of running away from monster. I told him that it is because he watches such cartoons. But now I know the reason. Thanks to you

  15. Outset Books

    I am a dreamer. A proud on at that. But I never tried to find the meanings of the dreams. Thank you so much for this post. I could relate to several instances in my life and connect them to my dreams. This itself is a good mind exercise.

  16. Ruchi Verma

    I love reading dream interpretation a lot, trust me in the morning I used to search for the meaning of my dreams!!! Now I know where to look for my dream interpretation.

  17. Neha Tambe

    Wow.. I had no idea dreams could have such deep meaning. A simple act of running can mean so many different things, in so many different situations.

  18. Seema Bardeskar

    I’ve never had running dreams and never thought of running away in real life as well from anything. But your interpretations are really nice. The movie Runaway bride was a nice one though.

  19. Swati Mathur

    I enjoyed reading your post and loved your interpretation of dreams. I have never done that but now I will and see if I can bring out some meaning to it.

  20. Neha Sharma

    Whenever I get some weird dreams the first thing in the morning I check their meaning on google. Most of the time, bad dreams mean that I am stressed. I have seen running away from something dreams a lot, mostly I see running away from my childhood house. Thanks for sharing the meaning of these dream situations.

  21. Anahita Irani

    Gosh, I had no clue what running in your dreams was all about. I dream of running to catch a bus and missing it. Sitting late for my exam and unable to complete my paper. Wonder what you can interpret of that.

    1. Ujjwal Mishra

      I will share link of those interpretation with you too. If you are on blogchatter do check my book dreams decoded in ebook library. You will find answers to both these dreams too.

  22. Jhilmil D Saha

    I remember dreaming of running from a bull. Runaway bride and Run Lola Run are 2 movies I can associate with running.

  23. MeenalSonal Mathur

    Running has so many dimensions in the dream, well I need to accept I was unaware of it. I am happy I am never running in my dreams, thats a relief after reading the post though I wish to run on sports field. Completely loved your series on dreams, awaiting what you come up with in this year.

  24. Harjeet Kaur

    I love the idea of decoding dreams. Sounds so intriguing..but sadly I do not dream. I used to long ago but after my husband’s demise, I stopped dreaming completely. Is that strange as well?

  25. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

    Aah, like Harry Potter i’ve had a same dream that i am running from bandits or goons an di got to find my way out. Never kne wits called a nightmare. Thankyou for these insights.

  26. Amritha Srinath

    Oh My, I never knew running away from something in dreams means this much. As a child, I was scared of cows and bulls. I often used to dream that I am being chased by one. But now, if I look back, I feel it was more of a scene from an old Malayalam movie that I watched as a child. But it must be so awful to run after being chased by the bees. And this one scares me the most.

  27. Hansa Kajaria

    Beautifully written and well explained post. I am always intrigued to know my dreams as I’ve few dreams which have been repetitive from a long time and so I really enjoy reading you posts on chasing dreams as it helps me understand my dreams.

  28. Ishieta

    What an interesting post and so many interpretations of running in dreams very interesting to read about these some were even a little funny 🙂

  29. Charu

    That’s a good analysis. I never tried to interpret my dreams to this extent. But will probably ponder over a little the next time.

  30. Judy

    This is interesting post to analyze one’s dreams. Honestly I havent have anytime dreamt of running away from something but yes have heard of such dreams in my family.

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