It's amazing how time seems to slow down when we don't have any way to distract ourselves and 'pass' the time. Simply sitting with ourselves, with our bodies, with our minds, is an amazing gift.
Many people have asked me why I do Vipassana, why I choose to meditate for 10 days straight nearly 10 hours a day... they are genuinely interested - what's the point? They ask. Well I'm sure there are shifts happening on levels I'm not even aware of, deep shifts, deep cleansing, uprooting deep negative patterns, mental patterns, emotional patterns that no longer serve me or my environment. But I think the simplest way to put it is like more and more people are doing physical detoxes via fasting (water or juice) which allows the body cleanse and remove impurities that have build up over time. A Vipassana is a profound way to give the same cleanse and experience to your mind.
The amount of thoughts and situations that came up for me over the 10 days is incredible, to simply witness them, with interest, with curiosity and not react to them and then they simply disolve, disappear and I am left feeling lighter, freer, more myself. This to me is a great thing, and this is just one of the reason I do Vipassana.
If you feel like it might be time to give your mind a rest then Vipassana may also be for you.