Just as fear and anxiety are at the root of many dreams because they are usually emotions we are processing in dreams, looking for things and discovery is also an important aspect. When you dream of finding or searching for something, it is because whatever aspect that symbol represents in daily life is not given much consideration. To ‘find’ it in a dream suggests that you must ‘find’ or discover it in daily life. For example, finding a watch can focus you on time and the stages of life. Finding clothes can be related to discovering your authentic identity. Finding money can be symbolic of discovering self-worth. Finding an ancient object can represent a side of you that has been buried and needs to be resurrected.