Fighting oneself

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Nefastos
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Re: Fighting oneself

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Benemal wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:29 pmNothing else put the electric dragon to sleep.

I was just visiting a relative and took a larger quantity of alcohol after a long pause. As a result, I was actually able to sleep one night better (when the first effect of alcohol had disappeared after two nights) and got a handsome seven hours of rest. It was funny how distant the world seemed in the next day, when the dragon was still drowsy & relaxed.

But since I do not think that life is supposed to be relaxing, fun, or even happy (in our present epoch of Kali Yuga; it will be later), but we are here mostly to Work, I am not sorry that the electric dragon is seldom sleepy. Monastic brotherhoods have artificially depraved their practitioners of sleep in order to get the dragonride, so isn't it enviable to be able to feel that torment continuosly? Naturally one does burn the candle from the both ends in that, but if we get double the usual light with that, I tend to think it as an acceptable deal, with the bonus of getting away earlier than usual.
Faust: "Lo contempla. / Ei muove in tortuosa spire / e s'avvicina lento alla nostra volta. / Oh! se non erro, / orme di foco imprime al suol!"
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Nefastos wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:58 am
Benemal wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:29 pmNothing else put the electric dragon to sleep.

I was just visiting a relative and took a larger quantity of alcohol after a long pause. As a result, I was actually able to sleep one night better (when the first effect of alcohol had disappeared after two nights) and got a handsome seven hours of rest. It was funny how distant the world seemed in the next day, when the dragon was still drowsy & relaxed.

But since I do not think that life is supposed to be relaxing, fun, or even happy (in our present epoch of Kali Yuga; it will be later), but we are here mostly to Work, I am not sorry that the electric dragon is seldom sleepy. Monastic brotherhoods have artificially depraved their practitioners of sleep in order to get the dragonride, so isn't it enviable to be able to feel that torment continuosly?
A blessing indeed. On the rare occasions in these more structurally disciplined couple of years of mine that I have drunk myself to the state that have made the dragon drowsy, I too have felt like it's a misfortune and missed getting back to work, which would propably look like grey and dull ordinary life to the outer senses.
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Smaragd wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:45 pm As a result, I was actually able to sleep one night better (when the first effect of alcohol had disappeared after two nights) and got a handsome seven hours of rest. It was funny how distant the world seemed in the next day, when the dragon was still drowsy & relaxed.
I suppose I'm lucky, that I sleep so "well". At least plenty of hours. It's not very restful usually, because of the intense trippy adventures, that we recently discussed again. I don't know what the difference is between us.
Nefastos wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:58 am Monastic brotherhoods have artificially depraved their practitioners of sleep in order to get the dragonride, so isn't it enviable to be able to feel that torment continuosly?
I just feel calm, when staying awake long. But that's maybe thirty hours. I'm sure the ascetic fakirs stay awake for a month, without food, on a pole, while children throw rocks at them and crows eat their livers etc. Yeah, it's nice we don't need that.
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