I had a recurring nightmare as a child. In the dream, I was surrounded by dark, shapeless monsters. The monsters expanded and grew to massive proportions, and I ran in terror as they chased me. I would wake up before being caught by the monsters. Every one of my deepest fears are reflected in this nightmare. The fear of being alone, the fear of being insignificant, the fear of being out of control. Now as an adult, I don’t have these nightmares anymore. And even though the fears are still real, they have significantly diminished in power.