Rest, slow brain, ESP
Yes, me too!
I relax, tune out and pay attention only to what is necessary when I have to be, or choose to be, out and around. I think my brain waves must be very unusual sometimes, kind of like someone sleep walking. Thank God, a psychic sensitivity is often present--it is this which has alerted me to cars I might have otherwise hit, things I might have tripped on, and so forth. When I was in 5th grade, the science teacher gave us all a True or False test to show us ESP. There were no questions; we were just supposed to tune into the answers he had chosen. I got a 90%. Years later, when I had to take the GRE, Graduate Record Exam, to go to grad school, there was a section on the test called Analytical Reasoning. I couldn`t answer one single question on it, trying to use my rational faculties (Logic is a weak area for me.) So I went to plan B and just guessed all the answers. I got 80% right! This kind of thing I still regard only as good luck and can`t take any credit for. But Thank God there is this other faculty because once I got into ME/CFS symptoms, it was as though I was moving in a dream. Thinking slowed down or wasn`t present. I would see things, but they wouldn`t mean anything to me, or not until too late. This was the first reason I mostly gave up watching movies, in theatres especially. The second was the noise and over-stimulation, exhausting my nervous system.
Well, I have rambled onto several topics here!
Much of my day is spent in silence. I live alone. I do some part time work petsitting. Animals can`t talk, thank goodness. Silent communication I can do. I lie down when I need to, with no stimulation, and just sink into the silence as deeply as possible. This is restorative. After one day which would be more normal for another person--in other words, a stimulating day--I can need two days of a lot of silence and rest. When I visit someone at a distance, where I stay for say five days and have that much stimulation, I have found it takes me five weeks before I am all the way up to my "par". Five weeks seems to be the time it takes to get over big efforts, like moving, or an illness. Has anyone else noticed a pattern in timing like this?