What Occurs Five Minutes Before Sleep?

What Happens Just Before We Sleep?

If you are anything like me you struggle with sleep excessively. This was inspired by insomnia! wow. Hope you enjoy the read. It goes deep.

these five minutes of truth just before sleep & yet not awake we trust in something unidentified unspoken and it feels so safe buried in the silence of the night it feels as if our thoughts are drifting away
these five minutes of truth just before sleep & yet not awake we trust in something unidentified unspoken and it feels so safe buried in the silence of the night it feels as if our thoughts are drifting away | Source
inner monologues are turned off our self comforting, our reasoning, analysis, our rehearsals shut down  this place is when we know our mind is free to go anywhere without restrictions it has no destination, nothing in particular
inner monologues are turned off our self comforting, our reasoning, analysis, our rehearsals shut down this place is when we know our mind is free to go anywhere without restrictions it has no destination, nothing in particular | Source

Five Minutes of Absolute Truth


A controlled mind can't run freely


observing life from the outside is not easy


meditation, prayers, chanting has been done for centuries


allowing people to step out of thinking


like King David who heard his own soul speaking


Most find this moment of truth just five minutes before sleeping


lucid dreaming


a heart yearns for a safe harbor to spend the night


and just when all conscious thinking is done and exhausted


we pull in our oars and the mind drifts and takes flight


to slumber in peace we must release and let go of control


inner monologues are turned off


our self comforting,

our reasoning, analysis,

our rehearsals shut down


this place is when we know our mind is free to go anywhere


without restrictions


it has no destination, nothing in particular


no questions or problems to solve


we enter a trust zone we must


as we say farewell to conscious mastery


we become vulnerable


in those five minutes of truth


we release the clutch


we trust will be able to see, & walk when we get up


what is it that we trust?


The unvarnished stories of our lives emerge


with character, conflicts and plots with twists


unlike the stories we share to the world


the powers we run to when something threatens our livelihood


sources of meaning are in full view


indescribable and true


these five minutes of truth


just before sleep & yet not awake


we trust in something unidentified


unspoken and it feels so safe


buried in the silence of the night


it feels as if our thoughts are drifting away


yet they linger down this corridor into a pathway


seeking that place to ease worry, unbearable complexity


lost time, altered reality, missing treasures


& the safe harbor


We arrive at God's alter, inside


where a little flame burns


whether we are religious or not


we all assign worth to something in the end


everyone's heart goes somewhere


to worship.

amen.



IS IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP?

  • no. I can control my thoughts so that I rest well
  • yes. it is very difficult for me to calm my thoughts from the worries of the day
  • Sometimes I can and sometimes I can't
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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Very interesting and useful. Voted up


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jammin08 5 years ago from Trece Martires City, Cavite.

wow^^nicely done...i voted up and the poem was awesome:)


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poeticmentor 5 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you so much for reading my work. I want us to stay conscious about what really goes on when we close our eyes at night. Blessings


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

All I can say is.......WOW! You've inspired me to really THINK about these things...and I appreciate someone WAKING ME UP..(NO PUN INTENDED!) UP AND AWESOME


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub and I now look forward to so many more to come.

Eddy.

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