MYTH: Sleep Police and logs held over your head to keep from falling asleep

PLAIN TRUTH:  No.  There were no sleep police in the est training or log treatments to keep you from sleeping. Darn – if there was only something to keep you from falling asleep  – wouldn’t you love to know it for those long college lectures, or extra long gospels that go on forever. 

If you fell asleep the worst thing that could happen to you might be some drooling and the resulting embarrassment (just like on an airplane!).  However, the log balancing on your head to stay awake was used for a special 6-day course for est Graduates that was all about endurance and stretching your boundaries.

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