The response of the Ninevites to hearing the truth (which is not to be given the correct answer, but rather the correct problem) is to stop consuming. The edict from the king is for everyone in Nineveh, from high to low, including every animal, every flock and herd in the entire kingdom to stop TASTING anything. Umm...that’s quite a thing to command a kingdom much less a single person, yet apparently if I am stuffed full to my ears and constipated in my constant consuming it is a requirement for hearing God and being heard by God. It is as if I must do the impossible (which indeed I must). I must stop consciously consuming experience, in a sense, stop consciously experiencing. And strangely, mysteriously, when there is nothing else to experience—nothing to see or smell or hear or feel or TASTE—experiencing still seems to happen. On its own. It doesn’t need “me” to do it at all. It just is. Which is the same as saying: When I lay face down in the dust with the jaws of my all consuming thoughts shut for once, the only thing left to experience is God.