To yearn is to long for. One stage of spiritual development is a yearning to free yourself from mundane matters. You may have become impatient in a seemingly never-ending search for your spiritual self. This feeling is often heightened in a dream. If we have suppressed our needs through long habit or self-denial, an urgency may emerge in dreams for the very thing that we have consciously denied. Feelings in dreams are often heightened in intensity. A need which may be perfectly manageable in ordinary everyday life becomes a yearning and seeking in dreams. Such a dream would highlight an emotion which we may need to look at in order to understand. In some senses yearning is a more feminine feeling than masculine. However, it is also a somewhat chaotic feeling, and therefore somewhat adolescent. In both men's and women's dreams it can be given this interpretation.