Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On Deciding to Wake Up

Before we shake off sleep, we are faced with a series of choices.

We make a series of decisions. Decision moves us into action.
  • Reach for the alarm.
  • Open your eyes.
  • Swing your legs over the side of the bed.
  • Grab a robe.
  • Walk to the bathroom.
Most of us have a morning routine. A process that move us into the consciousness of day.

Routine can become a type of slumber. Give yourself a new choice. Throw something into your morning routine to snap your consciousness up a notch.

Here's a suggestion:
Choose to be grateful before anything happens. Decide to give thanks for the breath of life, for the new day and all that it brings. Work that in somewhere between reaching for the alarm and opening your eyes.

See how that early gratitude flavors your actions throughout the day. If you think of that early offering later in your day, give thanks again. Make an intention to add this offering to your first thing in the morning routine for… a week? No matter what pain in the ass things are going down, we have so much to be grateful for.
"Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death." — Arthur Schopenhauer
Becoming conscious in the morning is one thing. Raising our experiential consciousness in everyday life is related but different. Even so, through both processes we encounter choices and make decisions.

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