I am reliably informed by members of the Medical profession that the last sense to leave us, as we die, is the sense of hearing; those professionals charged with the care of individuals in intensive care, who are unconscious, comatose or near to death, are actively trained and encouraged to be very mindful of what they say within the vicinity of that said patient....
i once submitted to a led meditation during a crystal healing therapy session; my friend was training to be a crystal therapist, and required a guinea-pig... as I lay on the mat, she surrounded me with various semi-precious stones, some tumbled and polished, some in their natural state, and laid others on specific zones of my supine body....she then began her guided meditation....and shortly afterwards, I fell asleep.
I awoke at the precise moment that she was quietly drawing the guided meditation to a close, bidding me awake and open my eyes.
her tone had not changed - if anything, she had become quieter - and she had not once during the whole time, actually moved, or touched me, to nudge me awake.
As she was suggesting, I found myself instantly awake, refreshed and feeling quite invigorated.
The power of suggestion - even while spoken to someone sleeping - is extremely strong and potent.
your sleeping self is extremely susceptible to audial influence.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment."
Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!Quieta movere magna merces videbatur.
(Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
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