1.10 Dreamless sleep is a complete lack to awareness. It is a state founded on the absence of thought. It differs from meditation in that it lacks the flame of consciousness.
Sometimes dreamless sleep is incredibly appealing. The idea of going completely numb, without the flame of consciousness is a feeling I chased for years with addictions. Just not being in my own skin kept me alive. Today, I crave consciousness. When we’re fully awake to the present moment and everything the Universe [God] has to offer, beauty and love have the ability to envelop us.
Today I will take a moment to really breathe. At the end of each inhale, and each exhale, I will pause and recognize the peace of presence.
We no longer have to chase emptiness. We can enjoy fullness instead.