Dreams are problem solving metaphors. Nightmares are unacceptable solutions. Alfred Adler proposed these ideas as an explanation of the purpose of dreams.
Recently I have been having dreams that leave me with a feeling of being lost. One deals with being on the tee on a golf course and not knowing where the hole is and what direction to hit the ball. Others seem to know and I do not. Another is I am supposed to making a presentation but cannot find the meeting room and then when I get there I realize I do not know anything about the subject I am to present. These dreams often occur over and over again in one night. I wake up disturbed, then I go back to sleep and the dream reoccurs.
I suspect it means I am uncertain about the direction that my life should take and I am searching for a solution.
I recently had an insight that I should become a writer and define myself that way. In last few years I have done a lot of writing. I wonder if that might take the uncertainty away. This blog is my first consideration of this idea. If I am going to become a serious writer, then I will devote significant amounts of time reading and writing. Let's see how that goes.