I have experienced the same recurring dream for years. There was a high building and I was falling from the top of it. Everything seemed to happen so abruptly that I felt like I was falling in fast-forward. I used to wake up as my body collided against the ground.
You can read a ton of hypothesys about the meaning of these dreams. Freud speaks about fear of losing control, insecurity or simply panic to fail.
To fall down is a very common and important aspect of our lives, either physical, intellectual or even spiritual. Looks harsh but it’s also effective.
“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up” – Alfred Pennyworth to Bruce Wayne in “Batman: Begins”
It’s a benevolent curse – a cyclic process that drag us in like a continuous hurricane – This concept is represented by the shapes around the design – a symmetrical hourglass that turns upside-down when it reaches the end and start over again – and a sphere that runs continuously, symbolising our life.
Looking to the design it’s easy to notice two falling men. Both suffered catastrophic fallings and are used as examples in moralistic tales.
One of them is Icarus, son of Daedalus.
In order to flee from the labyrinth of Crete, Daedalus created wings glued up with wax – one pair for himself and another for his son. That way they successfully escaped the hideous place.