Could you think of anything worse than to be in a position where you couldn’t sleep again? Imagine the sensation when your body craves sleep and you are not in a place where you can rest, like say in a long journey or in a lecture. Then transpose that into a permanent ongoing process.
Imagine that you have just been told that you can never sleep again, how frightening would that be? Well, my friend assures me that I am permanently awake now, being aware of the things which are hidden to sleeping people, so naturally I am a bit nervous.
I sense the people around me, their fears, their worry and let me tell you its a bit scary, and there is no way back. On a plus side I can rest, I can meditate, which is a bit like sleeping. My body can still sleep which is nice, but the question I have to ask myself is … why is being awake so unpleasant? Well in actual fact it isn’t that bad, it’s just different, and the bonus is you get understanding.