Sunday, July 20, 2014

Listening to my body

Could not go back to sleep, one of those nights, the cat was fussing, I woke, stayed in bed for awhile irritated at my husband's snores. In that state of mind I realized that I am trying push myself to stay    inside the waking and sleeping times I had before I retired and sometimes that is not working. So I decided that hence forth, unless I have a pressing need to be on a schedule, I will go to sleep when I need to and accept waking up when I do. I will listen to my body. So here I am, 4:37 a.m. with one cup of oatmeal and another of tea sitting in my favorite reading corner, open my iPad and voila, the meditation for the day in my email is about instincts!
Creation gave us instincts for a purpose.  Without them we wouldn't be complete human beings. . .
Yet, these instincts, so necessary for our existence, often far exceed their proper functions. . .
Nearly every serious emotional problem can be seen as a case of misdirected instinct.
When that happens, our great natural assets, the instincts, have turned into physical and mental liabilities."
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 42
Thought to Ponder . . .
Once we understand ourselves, the rest of living falls in line.
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