Tuesday, March 18, 2014
When things get crazy--and things have been getting a little crazy lately--the most beautiful part of the day is lying down to go to sleep for the night (or morning, as tends to be the case). Getting off your feet, closing your eyes, feeling all the muscles in your back and shoulders relax. It's glorious.
I know some people think about their day or what they have to do the next day or all their shortcomings or all their achievements or imagine what their future will be, and while I do think about what I have to do the next day as I lie in bed, I do so mostly to set my internal alarm clock--what time do I need to be up so that I can accomplish everything I need to accomplish? But after that, I let everything drift away.
All the stress, all the worries, all the excitement won't help me recharge. And recharging is an important thing to do. Your body benefits, your mind benefits, your spirit benefits. It's so easy to believe that we must be always working, always in action, and while yes, we must find ways to continue to move forward, we must also take care of ourselves. So during the day, I will be in motion, but as I lay in the darkness, I will let myself be still, let myself recover and let myself get ready to take on the next day.