“I put in my ear plugs, entered the pod, chose to completely close the lid over me (instead of keeping it open or cracked) then laid down on my back, eager to release and enter Nirvana. Within seconds though, the eagerness on my face disappeared and turned to distress. ‘This… this kind of sucks…’ I thought. A minute or so in and I was wondering how much of this I could take. How 60 minutes in a sensory deprivation pod revealed my need for control and fear of vulnerability...