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The Consumer Mind by Pepe Martinez

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I’m off to bed!

The night suggests, it does not show. The night disquiets and surprises us with its otherness; it releases forces within us which by day are dominated by reason.

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Time for a rest

Well, we’ve come a long way since the alarm clock rang, and now it is time to go to bed and close the daily cycle. Our arms are stretching, we’re yawning, we’re tired. Our body is asking us to rest. The body needs to repair itself after the energy it has spent and the efforts it has made during the day (the muscular system, the various bodily organs, our senses, the brain, etc).

The brain needs to go from ‘on’ to ‘off’. Our body ‘switch’ needs to be turned off for this to happen. We climb into bed and gradually our mind enters into a state ...

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