Emotions in dreams are often more intense. A need that is perfectly satisfied in ordinary daily life is to want and to seek in dreams. A dream like this will reveal a feeling that we may need to know in order to understand.
When we have held back our needs with long hours or self-sacrifice, the urgency of the reality we consciously denied can show up in our dreams Perhaps the dreamer was a little impatient with his spiritual self in seeking what seemed to be an end. This is often symbolized in dreams by wishful thinking.