Sad Dreams Not So Sad\n\nOften, when we dream of an emotion, we wake from the dream still feeling it. When the emotion is powerful yet negative, it is often the product of a nightmare. It would seem that to dream of sadness would mean that bad things are coming. There is debate, however, about the meaning of a sad dream.\n\nSome say that to dream of being sad means that you are about to experience a positive change in the events of your life. They say that these dreams of sadness actually mean that good things are coming. Perhaps the sadness is actually a type of mourning for the way things are, and a way to let go in order to embrace the good things that are to come. Often we experience sadness at happy events, such as the birth of a child, a graduation or even a marriage. It is a little bit sad to leave one stage behind when embarking on a new, unknown one.\n\nOthers say that to dream of sadness means that you have a lot of work to do in the recovery department. You need to learn how to learn from mistakes and disappointments in your life and how to launch yourself on the road to happiness. You might be the type to dwell on the negative \u2013 a \u201cglass is half-empty\u201d kind of person, and your dream is trying to tell you that you needn\u2019t do so.\n\nYour dream of sadness might of course have the obvious reason that you are sad. If this is the case, pay close attention to what others might be saying or doing in your dream; they may be trying to help you deal with your waking situation.