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Did You Dream About a Jogger? Here's What It Means

A dream concept like a jogger can be a complex one to understand. Because our dreams are windows into our subconscious minds, and they often include specific references to our everyday lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are three possible interpretations of dreams about a jogger, taken from three different perspectives.

Which interpretation works the best for you?

What does a jogger mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about being a jogger signifies your determination and ambition. But the meaning can vary.

It suggests you are moving forward in life through your own efforts and hard work.

It can also represent a desire for good health and physical fitness. Seeing a jogger in your dream, by contrast, could symbolize admiration for someone's discipline and persistence. It may also indicate a need for you to incorporate more physical activity into your life or to be more consistent in your efforts to achieve your goals.

A jogger can often be a difficult dream concept to really interpret with certainty. To really say with any kind of confidence, I'd need to get to know the dreamer's life and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of oneself as a jogger may symbolize the psychoanalytic concept of the "pleasure principle," the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoidance of pain to satisfy biological and psychological needs.

With that being said, a jogger can be more complicated than that. It suggests an individual's pursuit of gratification, whether emotional, physical, or intellectual. Observing a jogger, however, might represent the "reality principle," Freud's notion of the ability to delay gratification in accordance with external circumstances. It could indicate a recognition of the need for patience, discipline, and the acceptance of the realities of life's challenges. Both dream scenarios, therefore, reflect different aspects of the human psyche's complex interplay between desire and reality.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of being a jogger signifies your spiritual journey. It's a symbol of your soul's quest for enlightenment, suggesting you're actively seeking spiritual growth. It also reflects your inner strength and resilience, indicating you're willing to endure hardships for spiritual advancement. Seeing a jogger in your dream, however, symbolizes a spiritual guide or mentor. This figure represents someone who has already embarked on their spiritual journey and is a symbol of inspiration and guidance. It's a call for you to follow their example and incorporate more spiritual practices into your life. Both of these dreams are divine messages, encouraging you to continue on your spiritual path.

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Which interpretation of the dream is best for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for a jogger makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complicated landscape. Any dream image can symbolize multiple things — or result from many different realities from our waking life.

Do you have a unique interpretation on a dream about a jogger that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own thoughts to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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