Inaba: Everyday, people sleep to reconnect the gaps that exist between the inner and outer world. To sleep is to return to one’s inner nest of life; it’s a symbolic act. It’s a free place where you’re liberated from status, reputation, money, time, and space. We repeatedly sleep everyday from the moment we’re born. This is an act of wisdom that keeps us from feeling distressed by our existence. It’s unfortunate that there aren’t a lot of people that go to bed fully knowing and feeling this. Unless we accept the symbolic meaning of sleep, we’ll lose our balance and sense of wholeness.
“The water in your body is just visiting. It was a thunderstorm a week ago. It will be the ocean soon enough. Most of your cells come and go like morning dew. We are more weather pattern than stone monument.” - Jarod K. Anderson