An Opportunity to be Better
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Finding the opportunity to be a better me starts with the first third of our life, sleep. Sleep is the quintessential necessity of all complex organisms that receives the least amount of forethought. Think of little children, zooming around until crashing. When their tanks expire, so do they for the day. Mature animals have to think about where to lie down, when to lie down and how to reduce risk all before they succumb to the repairing time their bodies need.
So why is this the first opportunity for a better me? Tracking my sleeping habits has been a hot topic for me this past month. The correlation is obvious. When I average more than 7.5 hours per night I am happy, cheerful and less stressed. This peaceful condition allows me to be proactive, positive, and plan for the remainder of the day, week, or month. Mastering the year-long planning generally takes more time than one day delivers.
I have finished my blogs with Be at Peace for several years now. (This year has not been my best and I physically show it, too.) It seems like a simple thing to do, yet it is more complicated because we worsen it by our expectations. The Buddhist practice releasing of expectations. This act reduces stress by allowing clarity of thought in the moment. This peacefulness, displayed by true masters, transcends human thought and pervades their physical and mental acuities. It is certainly something to strive for.
So keep it simple silly (KISS). Try to find your bliss for the journey to bliss is a happy one. Take some quite time and do something you enjoy. Above all keep a positive attitude in your goals, speech, and view of the things happening around you.
So, I say with full confidence and soulfulness,
“Be at Peace”