“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Waking up and fleeting consciousness are not the same thing. Some mornings, I'll surface periodically, glance at the clock, tell myself, "I really need to get up," and then drift back into oblivion. Waking up is opening my eyes, noticing the sun streaming through the window, and having thoughts storm into my mind. I can still lounge in bed, but there's no question -- I'm not going back to sleep!

I used to think that I could tell what kind of day I'm going to have based on how I wake up. If I'm awake right away, it's going to be a good day; if I'm drifting for hours, I'm in trouble. Now I think it's more of an indication as to how my yesterday was -- did I take care of myself, or did I overdo it again? Either way, a late morning is a signal to be gentle.

I'm definitely learning how to listen to my body. Listening is the first part; learning to obey is next.


Sue Jackson said...

Yes, you are so right! And it can take a long time to learn those lessons. I often feel as if I learn them over and over again (often the hard way!)

I hope you have a good awakening tomorrow!


Renee said...

I am still learning how to listen to my body but it is so important. I read once that when our body wants our attention first it whispers, then if that does not work it talks loudly...and if we still don't listen, it will then yell at us!
Have a good night.

Dusty Bogwrangler said...

I know exactly what you mean! I too have had the change from looking forward to the day to looking back to yesterday. I hadn't been able to put it into words though. Thanks for that.

I'm really enjoying your blog.