TopicAcknowledging Your Ego - How the Ego Is Connected to Spirituality
This one is KEY. Human beings really DO need 6-8 hours of sleep each night. Yet, no matter Angelum Lucis how many sleep-deprived rats have died in the cause of "proving" the importance of sleep, we just don't get it. Well, this year: get it. Here's three ways: 1. add an hour in morning (that's right, roll back over and turn off the alarm, the cat will survive...and maybe someone else will feed the kids, just once); 2. Take a nap, anywhere (except while driving); 3. When all else fails: sit through a movie twice, in the theater, or at home (something like "Synecdoche" is good-totally abstract and incomprehensible). You'll be able to tell people that you're "at the movies" or "watching a film"-and yet get two additional hours of guilt-free zzzzzz's.
I have many friends and clients whose biggest struggle in life is not with their work, their kids, their boss or even their mother-in-law. The big question, the one that gnaws at them day in and day out from morning till night, is deceptively simple, immediate, and insidious: how do I get a day off (or a week, or a year...?).
Deep down we all know that just as the plants and animals of the natural world require hibernation-a time for rest and gestation-the human spirit needs time for restitution. Do you hear that voice? The one that you usually ignore; that emerges from some deep, unfathomable place in the back of your mind, telling you to put down that cell phone, close the laptop, lie down on that inviting sofa... and just hang?"It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith..."