The meaning of running in your dream depends on whether you were running towards or away from something.

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If you were running towards something positive- then you might be heading on the right track towards a specific goal in your waking life. It could be symbolic of your ambition and your keenness to confront things head on- even more so if something is running towards you and you don’t turn around and flee.

Think about what it was that you were heading towards- it might be telling you what you really want in life.

If you were running towards something negative- this could be a sign that you are being drawn back to bad things- habits, people or situations.

If you were running away from something in your dream then you might be trying to avoid someone or something in your waking hours. You’re trying to put distance between you and something or a person that makes your feel uncomfortable.

It could also mean that you’re running away from your responsibilities or from something you think is dangerous. Are you confronting your fears? If not, it might be time to find the courage to do so in order to move on.

Trying to run in a dream, but failing to do so could indicate a perceived lack of self-esteem on your part. On the other hand, you might feel that you are helpless and simply can’t go on. It’s possible you want to achieve something but you don’t have the willpower to start it or see it through for that matter.

Another interpretation is that you need to hurry up and make a decision if you have been dragging your feet.

Think about whether you were alone or with others. If you were alone- you might have the drive and the determination to accomplish something by yourself. You are comfortable with reaching your goal, even if it means rising above those around you by having more success, more money and more recognition.

If there were others running with you- then your success might be a result of a team effort.

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If you sense that your input isn’t welcome, it may be time to back off. If you persist, it may only cause bad feelings between you and this person. Consider who else was with you in the dream for additional meaning. Try to remember what type of guru you were in the dream or the kind of guru you were seeking out. This might offer you greater insights. For instance if you were a lifestyle guru, perhaps there is something in the way you live your life that could be improved upon. More exercise, better eating habits, more time spent alone- whatever resonates with you...

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