Well..I woke up a little bit later than usual today. Leaving me feeling a little left behind and definitely not in same league as early riser Thomas Jefferson who said “The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.”
There’s no shortage of quotes from iconic figures on the benefits of waking up early. If you do a google search you’ll find never-ending studies that point to early risers being healthier, happier and more productive. Yet, it still alludes a lot of us.
If you can get a good night’s sleep and wake up with the sun, great, go for it. I’m sure you’ll reap the rewards. Things seem so much gentler during the magic hour after the sun rises with its peaceful engulfing embrace.
But, what to do if you woke up late like me or can’t/won’t follow the sun? Connect to the quiet, peaceful, simplicity of your nature. Something we luckily have the ability to do, no matter the time, by observing what’s always around and within.
Today, I’ll implore you to reconnect with your true nature by doing the following:
- Go for a conscious walk in a park. Try to remove yourself from the noise. Don’t think so much, just notice everything around you. Feel its pull and connection.
- Look up instead of down when walking down the street. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve been missing.
- Look at the space between you and anything else. Try to feel its essence. And yes, I am telling you to look at what you may consider “nothing” right now. Keep looking, you might find “something”
- Feel the wind in your hair.
Mornings are awesome because nature is so in your face without the static noise of other people’s chatter, cars and thoughts. But, you always have the ability to reconnect, even without that amazing bright star in the sky leading the way.