Sacks, Oliver - In pain
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Oliver Sacks – Hallucinations
But when I was in danger once, trying to descend a mountain with a badly injured leg, I heard an inner voice that was wholly unlike my normal babble of inner speech.
I had a great struggle crossing a stream with a buckled and dislocating knee. The effort left me stunned, motionless for a couple of minutes, and then a delicious languor came over me, and I thought to myself, Why not rest here? A nap maybe?
This was immediately countered by a strong, clear commanding voice which said,
"You can't rest here-you can't rest anywhere' You've got to go on. Find a pace you can keep up and go on steadily'"
This good voice, this Life voice, braced and resolved me. I stopped trembling and did not falter again