Sleepwalkers: the slow wave sleep stage in a state of low consciousness performing activities that are usually performed during a state of full consciousness.
“Am I dreaming?” A question I’d ask myself often during my pre-adolescent years. My life was spent in a perpetual haze, daydreaming to get me through the harsh reality that was my world. It was one way of coping – conjuring up fantasies offered relief; other times it made things worse. I began to wonder if I was walking this world half-asleep. My inquiry grew and I started noticing others and watching their patterns. I became convinced no one is ever fully awake. “We’re all asleep in a dream together and nothing is real.” The thought made me shudder. I forced myself to stop thinking it. But as we all know what we resist persists. There was no letting go. Not until I sat, embraced the notion and fully understood what it means to be completely awake.