Whether the alarm goes off or the sun awakens consciousness, getting out of bed after a night’s slumber is something we all eventually have to do.
This daily assault from a warm, comfortable, cocooned environment into an exposed, demanding, indifferent environment is, if nothing else, disorienting.
Should I or shouldn’t I? Maybe we hit the snooze button, maybe we lie back after silencing the alarm for a few more minutes of tranquility, or maybe we jump up and out of bed knowing there is much to do?
No matter which waking technique is used, transitioning into society from our dream state is what is set in motion.
And, stepping into our potential is what is expected. Is there a way to maintain the tranquility we experience when cocooned in our beds, when up against the pressures of living up to our potential? Can getting out of bed become more comfortable than staying in bed?
Yes and yes, with Active Meditation
So what is happening at daybreak when you are lying horizontal, staring at the ceiling, contemplating the day ahead? Even if you are problem solving, organizing your schedule, or deciding what to wear before you slip out from under the covers, there is still an underlying longing to stay put.
Underneath the morning haze or mind chatter is the knowledge, change is sure to happen if you get up. Change could be better or worse. Change requires effort. Change demands know how and expertise, which you may not have enough of? It’s as if the bed covers could protect you from failing.
Imagine the separation from your security blankets as a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Expanding out of the confines of its cocoon the butterfly can take flight into freedom. With no concern of others, the butterfly goes about its business enjoying sweet nectar and pollinating the world.
With attention on its instinctive nature, the butterfly displays beauty beyond compare. The butterfly understands that a life is short and they have beauty to live.
When slipping out from under your covers break free of any confines. Experience the beauty of your potential with no concern of others. Deliberately look forward to the sweetness life offers and how you affect the world around you.
Pay attention to your inherent nature and appreciate your unique beauty. Realize you are the only one who can be you. You too have beauty to live.