The other night I went to sleep with headphones on. Normally I'll take them off to sleep and turn the volume up to max, leaving them beside me so I can hear Tolle gibbering on as I lie drooling in blissful slumber.
This time I stuck the chunky earphones onto my heeeeed. I'm pleasantly surprised that I can snuggle up comfortably on my pilllow with Tolle reverberating at full whack in that hollow boombox I call my skull.
I wake up the next day, feeling Zen as a mountain stream. It's a great feeling, waking up like that. Noticing that I wake up highly alert, and don't had a thought in my head until I'm out the door fully dressed on my way to work. It's pretty cool.
So there I am in work, Zenning away as one does. Lunchtime comes. My neck starts to hurt.
The pain is exactly like you get when you sleep with your head at a funny angle.
It gets worse and worse, stiffer and stiffer.
It still hurts. My neck mobility is hovering somewhere between Batman and Robocop.
Dunno what it is. No other symptoms apart from feeling generally not chipper because my neck hurts.
Thing is Tolle mentions somewhere that physical aches and pains can accompany the dissolution of the pain body. Almost like it's striking out physically as it diminishes. Don't get me wrong, it could well be something far more prosaic like I slept at a dodgy angle due to chunky headphones.
Strange it didn't kick in till mid-afternoon though.
I hope I haven't got meningitis.
No idea what this is, if it's relevant, what it means. But as I'm cataloging this experiment and Tolle himself mentioned things like this, felt I'd flag it up.
Seriously guys, if this is psychosomatic it hurts like a bastard. Motherfucker.