What Does It Mean To Dream About Walking?


It is no coincidence that the most philosophical academy of the traditional world, built-in Greece between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, was called the Peripatetic School (Peripatetiké Skolé).

The Greek noun “peripatetikos” refers to the act of walking itself, it indicates something itinerant, wandering, and thus the overall action of movement. The Peripatetics (walkers, walkers) loved to define themselves as the main exponents of this school, from its founder Aristotle to Nicholas of Damascus.

And most of the nice modern thinkers say in unison that the simplest thoughts that they had were when they were walking. Therefore, walking has always been a source of great inspiration and refined thoughts, this action allows for complete immersion within the space of the category. Crossing the encircling areas is capable of making deep synesthesia between moving, looking, and contemplating.


  • Starting from our Pythecanthropic ancestors, our species has assimilated this action as inherent to its own being, walking has become something absolutely natural, simple, and spontaneous.
  • But what the way to read this action from a purely dreamlike and anthropological point of view? The image of walking is deeply linked to the concept of movement, which is the main characteristic of this action. Walking means moving, or continuing towards a path.
  • Honestly speaking, it symbolizes the action of living in and of itself, the relentless progress towards one’s goal, and towards one’s own aspirations or moral values ??that act as a compass within one’s lifetime.
  • Life is continuous movement and walking is its metaphor par excellence. To consent to the current empirical law means to facilitate our maturation processes, to accompany our physical or spiritual beings. Furthermore, walking indicates the dreamer’s intrinsic potential to autonomously choose his own existential path, to autonomously decide the direction to follow the paths required.
  • Obviously, like several self-respecting dream images, here to we must pay close attention to the main points that lie the background of our dream and adapt the overall interpretation from time to time to particular cases.


The path is chosen by the dreamer. It is the direction and also the compass that he himself is following which will lead him to change. The unconscious can paint the dirt road on which the dream is in various ways. Counting on the moods of the dream traveler (concrete, earth, stone, asphalt, etc.). In any case, the trail is an indicator of the choices we have made, for better or for worse. It is what gives meaning and an objective to the change undertaken and of which walking may be a symbol.


  • Even the road, as seen, can have different aspects and characteristics, it can be, for example, an uphill road or even a slope. If you discover yourself facing an uphill route, it means the dreamer’s life is heading upwards.
  • It is useless to emphasize that an uphill route may be a tiring, complex, and difficult. It needs all the attention and of the traveler. In other words, great results require great sacrifices.
  • The dreamer is invited by his unconscious to try to realize his goals and results, which may not require too long to come. But the climb also can be perceived as too exhausting for the dreamer, at which point one must wonder if the trail taken is the right one or not.


Descent facilitates and helps our progress along the chosen path. Being earlier a decline indicates that each one of our work has finally paid off.

Especially after experiencing a difficult period, the descent presents itself as a chance to alleviate pressure, anxiety, and concentration, making living more pleasant.


The sea understood as an immense body of water, is again a positive symbol of our unconscious. It symbolizes all the motivation that’s in our possession which determines our paths.

Obviously, walking on a relaxed and serene sea is synonymous with great inner peace. On the contrary, a rough sea could reflect all the evils of our existence.

In both cases, the ocean has got to do with our psychic resources that have to be engaged so as to see a brand new and inventive path.

Grace Thorpe

My years of experience counts to almost 10 years in my field where I have been counseling clients for the last ten years in career, business, work, relationships etc etc. I use tools like Astrology, Numerology, Tarot Cards to unlock the potential and guide people to the best outcome. I have an educational background in Pharmacy, Mathematics, Computers, Chemistry, Astrophysics but I am passionate about my work in guiding people to their destiny.

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