We’ve weighed anchor on the inner journey when we start to shed our dependencies. Pinned as we are between fear and craving, there’s no shortage. The last of these vampiric entities to be pared away are the ones masquerading as virtues. Loyalty, for example.
When we enter the deep-sleep state, we relinquish all our worldly attachments. Upon awakening, there’s a feeling of refreshment. This is the “living water” Jesus spoke about during his conversation with the woman at the well. She was attached to five husbands. And she was wide awake.