Hope in a dream usually has an element of uncertainty in it. For if we were not uncertain we would not hope for something different. But in some dreams hope is the foreruuner of a change, as in the next two examples.
Example: “I hope the tiger doesn’t follow me”. However the tiger did follow me but it gave me a sense of protecting me and making sure I made it to me next destination.
Example: I am searching for my lost mobile phone, even though I am not hopeful, but to my surprise I end up finding not only the mobile that I had lost recently but also the other three mobile phones lost earlier at the same place.
But hopes can be a cruel carrot taunting is to follow false hopes. “The You that you call yourself, with a name, is only a tiny thing. It is moved and tossed around by all manner of drives, ambitions, emotions, fears, temptations, worries, love and desire with its pains and hopes; it is something we take so seriously and get carried away into awful situations.”
Example: This would not be so hard to bear, if another part of my nature were not so much given to dreams and hopes, often of an impossibly romantic nature. My hopes spur me on to activity, efforts to achieve some impractical dream, while my cynicism is actively showing me just how little of that hope I manage to realise.
Example: Last but not least I am in love with a foreigner who I met 3 years ago, but I don’t have much hope, it is too complicated, we are too far apart to make life easy. He lives a long way away and he is someone from the desert, completely different, time hasn’t got the same meaning.
Example: My own sex life has become a desert with its pain, soiled with its dead life. The attic possibly represents my dreams of youthful sexual hopes because my cousin Sylvia slept up there.
There is a way through these trials, as described in T. S Eliot’s poem:
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
Idioms: cross my heart and hope to die; get your hopes up; Great White Hope; haven’t got a hope; haven’t got a hope in hell; high hopes; hopes dashed; pin your hopes on
Useful Questions and Hints:
Were your hopes rewarded in any way?
What is it or was it you really hope or hoped for?
Do you think there is any chance your hopes will become a reality?