If You Snooze, You Lose
Hanging out with a guru who didn’t sleep was a challenge.
He snored, but he didn’t sleep.
Anyone who tried to sneak up on Adano Ley while he was snoring was in for a big surprise.
Ask anyone who tried it!
Adano was holding Satsang in Flagstaff, Arizona.
I was in a rear side seat, in the darker shadows just outside the living room where he sat.
“Just how does Adano manage to stay awake all the time?” I silently brooded, fighting fatigue and sleepiness. “I’ve got to learn how to do it!”
A wave of anger engulfed me, dissipating my drowsiness, prompting a new thought …
“Maybe it has something to do with adrenaline?”
Adano turned to face me, as if his thoughts had been interrupted by mine.
He beamed a winning smile …
“Ah! My brother back there is trying to figure out how I stay awake all the time. Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out.”
I still haven’t “figured it out,” but it definitely DOES have much to do with adrenaline and the adrenal glands … in our skin.
Adano deprived me of sleep on an all-night trip to Mississippi.
We shared the driving, but whenever I tried to cat-nap, he would keep me wide awake by expounding on the secrets of the universe until it was my turn to drive.
“I feel pretty good for staying up all night,” I mused as we returned to the outskirts of Houston …
“Except my mind is a BLANK, like ‘Duh.’ Lack of sleep makes me feel STUPID.”
“What do you think delta IS, brother?” Adano replied.
Tiredness slows respiration by increasing the carbon dioxide tension in the blood, decreasing the sensitivity of the respiration center.
It’s another clue to the “breathless state” and the “delta level of existence.”