“Imagine a leaf floating high in the sky, and let it drop slowly, just as fast as your unconscious mind readies itself to relax. If you’re not ready, don’t let the leaf drop. Let the leaf move honestly, unconsciously. When it hits the ground, that means you’re really ready to let go and enter a nice state of trance.
I would “cheat” and use this image to get my mind to chill. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t
Not interesting in and of itself. What’s more interesting is the grandiosity associated with the thought. At the moment, I thought the leaf drop would become a famous hypnotic induction, and this trip report would become the canonical Vipassana trip report (I imagined many retweets). What a marvelous idea, to go on a retreat, suffer a little, kick all your bad habits, and come out with instant and automatic fame!
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