When trying to get to the heart of a motorcycle dream meaning, we need to start with the initial symbol of this type of night vision. Nothing symbolizes freedom than finding yourself on the road on a motorbike. It feels like there’s nothing getting in the way between you and everything that the world has to offer.
It seems as you raise through a wide broad highway.
You have all this possibility and adventure in front of you. It is no surprise that motorcycles or any other motorized vehicle on an open road is used by our subconscious as a metaphor for our lives, choices, and possibilities. But a motorcycle dream has different nuances which can lead to different specific interpretations.
The symbolic meaning of a motorcycle in a dream
If the primary focus of your dream is a motorcycle and not necessarily the road in front of you, this could mean that you are entering a period in your life where you are very open to new experiences.
On the other hand, if you are dreaming that you can’t wait to get to your destination, the meaning of the motorcycle in your dream changes dramatically. In that context, you feel that you’re in a situation you can’t wait to get out of.
Maybe you just want to get on to the next thing or it seems like an ordeal and it’s taking too long. Whatever the case may be, you just want to get out of it.
Similarly, if you experience that kind of emotion, it may indicate that you are in a situation where you just want to get things done immediately. You don’t necessarily want to get out of it but you just want to take care of what’s in front of you as quickly as possible so you can move on and move on to the next thing after that.
On the other hand, if you are barreling down the road and you are focused solely on the path in front of you, the motorcycle in your dream is reminding you that there are a lot of distractions in your waking life.
These might derail your hopes and dreams. It is reminding you that you need to keep focus on the things that truly matter. This is easier said than done.
Finally, in a minority of situations, seeing yourself on a motorcycle in a dream can imply that you’re trying to force your opinion on other people. Your subconscious is telling you that there are many ways to look at a situation and yours might not necessarily be the only one. It definitely doesn’t necessarily have to be the correct one.
What does the motorcycle represent?
In terms of classical dream interpretation, a motorcycle represents speed. It represents our ability to get from point A to point B. It is not just a vehicle. It stands in for our human ability to make things happen. As you probably already know, your life first started as an idea.
It’s a thought. But when you took action and made choices, those thoughts turned into things that you can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.
The ability to move at a high rate of speed speaks about that innate ability that we all have, which leads me to the second dimension of the motorcycle’s meaning. It can represent money.
Again, money starts out as an idea in your head. But as you take action and as you learn what you need to learn and make the necessary moves, money appears.
It almost always never happens by accident. You have to do something to earn it and this takes premeditation. On the flip side, a motorcycle represents endless fun. When you are able to make choices over your life, you can choose to look at your life as a series of tasks that you need to do. You’re more than welcome to do that. And unfortunately, so many people have that mindset. But there’s a lot of fun to be had when we are making choices.
There’s so many different ways you can go when you have a fork in the road of your life. And taking one step after another and discovering how things turn out is exciting. Unfortunately, so many of us focus on what we stand to get.
We focus on how we were disappointed in the past. We obsess about money and we never get to enjoy the journey. That’s too bad. Because when you have a choice, you also have a choice to engage your sense of adventure and fun. This is what makes life interesting. With freedom comes a lot of responsibility. But depending on how you carry out that responsibility, it also brings with it a lot of potential for fun, adventure, discovery, awareness.
Which leads me to the final dimension of a motorcycle. Nothing is more amazing than going down the road with the wind at your face as you ride your motorcycle out into the great unknown. It represents love for life. Because each choice leads to a different place if you want it to. And it all depends on your mindset.
Your life can just be a whole series of tasks that you need to go through like a slave until you get what you feel that you deserve. You’re definitely welcome to think of life that way. It can easily be an ordeal or a chore.
On the other hand, it could be an amazing mind blowing series of fun mazes, games, and puzzles with different and interesting people along with some mysterious dangers and twists and turns. It’s all your choice. Is it something that you can love and fully engage your senses? Or is it a daily humiliation that you just have to endure until you get your payday?
What does a stolen motorcycle mean?
If you’re dreaming that you’re either on a stolen motorcycle or your motorcycle was stolen, this speaks to your openness to new experiences. Sadly, getting stuff stolen from you is a jarring but new experience.
Today, they might steal your iPhone and tomorrow, they might steal something else. Whether this is positive or negative, it totally depends on you. And your subconscious is showing you, through this metaphor of a stolen motorcycle, to be ready for new experiences because it’s not always positive. It’s not always exhilarating and fulfilling.
Sometimes, it’s a test of your character and how your values truly affect your responses to the world. At the very least, this means making preparations and allowing yourself to start slow again.
Allow yourself to question the basics instead of living your life on autopilot. Because in many cases, you may be operating on a wrong assumption and it’s taking you way off the path that you want it to be on. And in this context, when you see yourself making progress and slowly changing, these things are worth celebrating.
What does a new motorcycle mean?
When you find yourself riding a new motorcycle or you see yourself in your dream taking delivery of a new motorcycle, it’s easy to think that this is a positive image. But in reality, your subconscious is speaking to you about being in a situation you can’t wait to get out of. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in some sort of trouble or that you are in pain.
You’re just impatient. And when you receive a new motorcycle in your dream or you’re riding one, your subconscious is trying to focus your psychological spotlight on your tendency to run away.
Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you feel you’re basically waiting for your partner to grow up? Have you found yourself in a job where it seems that everything you do is wrong? Surely, you’ve been frustrated at times in school because it seems that none of the things in your book makes sense.
What is your instinct in those situations? Part of you, usually the part you want to ignore or apologize for, wants to run away. The truth is, when you see yourself taking a new motorcycle or you’re riding one, part of you just wants to click the reset button of your life. You feel that you’re not getting anywhere and this is just a waste of your life.
Well, it’s important to understand where that idea is coming from because there’s a part of you that truly wants to live life according to your terms. And that is praiseworthy, I commend that. But for you to reach that point, you have to pay your dues.
You can’t just bail out of situations in your life. You may have fathered a child or you may have become a new mother, are you going to give in to that side of yourself and just abandon that baby? Of course not. You have to stay in control. And a lot of this has to do with maturity. Because nine times out of ten, life throws situations at us that we’d rather avoid.
They take too long, they’re boring, they suck, they’re corny. Or you’d rather be doing something more pleasurable with somebody else.
But the truth is, you have to stay in control. This is part of you, maturing as a responsible person. You have to fight that urge to run away. Instead,turn things around by looking at everything as a puzzle. I remember the first time I had to change the diaper of my son. That was a nice puzzle. I gave him a bath. That’s another puzzle.
And when you look at life as a series of puzzles, you start walking down the path of mastery. Because let’s face it, the first time you do something, it’s going to suck. And you can easily be forgiven for sucking because you haven’t done it before. But as you look back and learn from how you made mistakes, you become better and better. Nine times out of ten, the correct answer is to not run away.
What does a crashing motorcycle represent?
If in your dream, you see yourself crashing a motorcycle, you can breathe a sigh of relief. This is not a prediction. You’re not going to die a fiery death from a motorcycle crash. You can wipe the sweat off your forehead. Instead, this dream imagery speaks to your lack of patience.
The truth is, we are, to some extent, all perfectionists. We feel that the first time we do something, the result has to be just right. Let me ask you, is that realistic? You haven’t done it before and then you expect things to turn out perfectly. It doesn’t work that way.
Sure, from time to time, you may get lucky and in many cases, you can’t replicate your initial success. But that’s just the way it is. You have to be patient with yourself.
You have to give yourself the space and the time to realize that it takes patience for things to fall into place. So instead of wanting to get things done immediately or to get on with the next step, focus on putting your best effort in what you’re facing today. In other words, seek to learn. Because once you learn enough from your failures and your mediocre results, eventually, the perfect results will come or at least perfect enough. So you can then move on to the next step.
Again, just like with the dream image of a new motorcycle, you have to deal with your impatience. Because you’re paying your dues. And guess what? Everybody has to do the same.
What does it mean to enjoy a smooth motorcycle ride in your dream?
If the main focus of your dream is the sense of balance that you had as you grip the handles of your motorcycle and go down that highway in a straight line, your subconscious is telling you that you need to take charge in your life.
Usually, when you see this dream imagery, it’s in stark contrast to the stress, hassle, and pressure of your daily waking life. It seems that you’re being hit by demands from all sorts of people from all corners.
It feels like it’s just too much and you just want to crawl into your shell. And out of nowhere and all of a sudden, you have this dream of you, having this smooth ride. Your subconscious is speaking to you in terms of juxtapositions. It wants you to learn from the contrast. It’s telling you that you need to balance your responsibility with your freedom.
Whether you like it or not and whether you accept it or not, the stressful situation that you feel you’re in with all its demands is something that you chose. The key is to be responsible for the things that you can control. Do the best you can in terms of your best efforts and focus. You also need to learn from your mistakes and then move forward.
Because if you look back, you will never get to where you need to go. You constantly want to start all over again because you feel that things could be perfect. Let go of perfectionism.
What does riding a motorcycle slowly mean?
People who eventually master the motorcycle know enough to ride it slowly at first. Why? They’re training their focus. You have to keep your focus and unfortunately, so many people in America hate their jobs. They really do.
In fact, you can look at survey after survey and there’s a huge amount of job dissatisfaction whether they hate their boss or they hate the things that they do. Or they hate what they feel that they’ve been reduced to. It doesn’t matter, people are dissatisfied.
You have to focus on why you’re there in the first place. Remember why you’ve chosen the kind of life you have in the first place. And I know this comes as a slap to many people because why would I want to be miserable? But the truth is, if you’re completely honest with yourself, you chose it.
There were other choices available to you in the past, you didn’t go down those paths and you chose this one. Let’s start there. Take ownership. And if you accept the fact that you have chosen your path, then choose to do the work in front of you.
Keep hitting it with everything that you’ve got and before you know it, you will quickly master it. I’m not saying that you will be perfect. What I am saying is that you will be able to connect the dots and things will proceed smoothly. And you will be able to overcome distractions.
And after all this process, you will reach a point where you can then expect better results not just from yourself, but from others. But you have to pay your dues and a lot of this has to do with keeping your focus. I know that sounds kind of abstract but let me boil it down.
When you have a boss that seems impossible and is so toxic. Avoid wanting to quit. Instead, confront the issue head on and do your best. When you have difficult children, work with them. I know you’re tired. I know that you’d rather go to sleep, but you need to work with your children. Understand them from where they are. And if you do it right, they will love you even more forever.
Forcing your opinion on others
Depending on the context of your motorcycle dream, your nighttime vision may mean that you have a tendency to force your opinion on others. Please understand that there are no perfect solutions.
You also need to understand that nobody has all the answers. If you can fully wrap your head around these two facts, then you’re less likely to be close minded. You’re also more likely to speak to other people based on their interest.
Please pay close attention to what I just said. The reason why so many people have a tough time getting their point across is that they are just making their point from their perspective. They’re saying to the world, “This is what I need,” “This is what I know,” and “This is what I understand.”
What do you think the world’s response will be? That’s right, two words, “So what?” You have to make the first proactive step of understanding what the other person wants. Speak to that person’s needs and then you will be able to get your point across.
The linchpin to all of this is respect. Not everybody’s a clone of you. Not everybody went to the same school as you or have the same values as you. So understand the difference among people and respect that difference. And the easiest way to do this is to first seek to understand them instead of insisting that you have to be understood.
Allow your perspective to change
Nobody’s going to turn around and point their finger at you and say, “You are weak” for changing your mind. Mature responsible adults change their opinions when presented with new facts. Only people who hang on to their pride and are deathly afraid of being found wrong refuse to change their minds. This is not a simple difference of opinion. This can have life or death consequences especially when it comes to politics, public policy, and health policy.
So do yourself a favor. Be open to changing your perspective. This doesn’t mean that you’re going to have to abandon your values. This does mean that you have to be open minded enough to change when you come across new information.
The journey is much more fun than the destination
When you find yourself in your dream on a motorcycle, it’s very easy to just focus on where you’re going. As you pump the accelerator on your motorbike, you can’t wait to get to where you need to go. So the road is really just an obstacle to where you want to go. But the truth is, the road is the objective.
Because at the end of the day, it’s not how much money we make. It’s who we become when we’re going through life, learning things, mastering things and overcoming adversity. Sure, the money is a nice byproduct but that shouldn’t be your focus. Your focus should be on the process. The journey is more fun than the destination.
Trust life’s process
It’s very tempting to look at life and say, “Well, I know better. Life is unfair.” But the truth is, things are the way they are for a reason. And just because it doesn’t make sense to you doesn’t invalidate that reason.
You have to understand that the world was around long before you were born and it will continue to exist long after everybody has forgotten about you and you’ve disintegrated into dust. Trust that truth. And if you can see just how small you are in the big scheme of things, not just on Earth but in the universe.
Understand that there’s this great process out there and it is your responsibility to yourself to learn the process and trust it. Because at the end of the day, we’re just specks of stardust floating around in space and there’s a lot of space.
Things will happen all in good time
You may be thinking that while you’re working your cubicle out there in middle America, that whatever you do doesn’t have much of an impact. You think you’re just another cog in the machine, you think you’re just another face in the crowd.
It’s very tempting to just quit and do the bare minimum, not to get fired. Or if you work for yourself, do the bare minimum to get paid. The truth is, you are always investing not so much in other people but in yourself. How you handle what’s in front of you right here right now speaks volumes of how much you esteem yourself.
If you’re bent on just giving the bare minimum so you can move on, that’s what you’re gonna get. The bare minimum. Because at the end of the day, you’re always investing in yourself. You are signing whatever output you have. This can be the things that you say, this can be the things that you think about, or the things that you do.
You’re always putting your name in there and they are a reflection of your values. So understand how this works all in good time because what you do has an effect. Either it increases your value and exposes our value to others or it reveals the fact that you’re just like most people, totally forgettable, generic, replaceable. It’s your choice.
Rise after every fall
One unfortunate byproduct of liking motorcycles and enjoying the great outdoors on a motorbike is the ever present reality of crashes. I’ve had a motorbike before and I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I got scratched up. I’ve fallen so many times and they can get quite gruesome. I remember getting scratched up really badly. It was bloody.
But the truth is, you have to rise after every fall. You have it in you. And instead of looking at your scars as badges of shame and humiliation, look at them as necessary tuition for the College of life. You’re not perfect. You’re bound to make mistakes.
Understand that life is all about making mistakes but also learning from them and moving on. That’s how we build and that’s how we grow. So instead of spending all this time being scared of failing and falling, use that emotional energy to be prepared and to learn from your spills because they will happen. It’s not a matter of if but when.
When you are prepared mentally to learn from life’s ups and downs, you become a much better person, not just in terms of what you can get from others, but also in terms of what you can give them.
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Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.