Sunday, 3 April 2016

thoughts on my morning routine

 I was late to joining Facebook. I only started looking at my feed about a year or so ago. For some reason the energy I get from Facebook seems to make me feel tired and weary. I used to think it was a good way to hear about and share interesting articles, but more and more I come away from Facebook with a weary, jaded feeling. I don't like it. I can't explain it but I don't like it.

 I want to change this part of my morning routine. There is something about the morning that is sacred. The way I spend my morning colours the whole of my day.

Surely, energy emanates from our rituals, and our habits. Our rituals and habits form and in-form us. Similarly the in-formation we absorb effects us and our energy output.

"We are what we eat," in broader terms than simply nutrition. We are also the words we hear, the images we see, and the environment we live in. These things are our culture. They are the brushstrokes that create the undulations of our internal landscapes.

Tani was baptized and confirmed during the Easter Vigil Mass 7 years ago. After the Mass he told me of the incredible sense of peace that overwhelmed him for days after the event. He is an analytical person, his mind never stops. For that week he felt profound inner stillness.

But how to attain this fleeting, transitory awareness?  I cannot attest to retaining it throughout every interaction or situation. Far from it. I too easily digress into the fluctuating nature of my own emotional condition. But I have found one thing, that if I devote the beginning of my day to beauty, meditation, prayer, stillness and free thought the rest of my day is positively effected by it.

What we do grows from the energy of who we are.

After all our cells are changing all the time.

"Your body is constantly replacing old cells with new ones at the rate of millions per second. By the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells will have died and been replaced by others. "

 “Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato. The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photo-receptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.” Sergio Toporek


  1. Thanks for this .... have a lovely week!

  2. I feel the same as you about my mornings. I see my early morning hours while my little man is still sleeping as sacred, and I protect them fiercely. No computer, no phone, just me, my mat, my journal, and cups of tea. And on days when something happens to interrupt that flow, it does effect my day, not in a big dramatic way, but I just don't feel as grounded and centered, I feel a little off kilter all day long.

    Everything we do, read, see effect us, in our world today stuff comes at us all day, non stop, and if we don't set up filters or moments when we can disconnect from it all, I think we risk it effecting us more than we know.

  3. This is a profoundly reflective post! Thank you!

  4. Just beautiful! (I have never done FB and will never start... Especially after reading this)

  5. This! So much. I too have noticed myself coming away from FB wondering why I even bother, feeling drained. I have maintained the account to check in and feel connected to those who are far away. Thinking about it, there are probably a dozen better ways to stay connected. In November I started reading a daily devotion in the mornings before my family is up and about (if possible). It sets the tone for my days and feels like a calming deep breath in preparation for coming events. So beautiful Have a great week :)

  6. this was such a wonderful post, thank you! so amazing, that last paragraph.

  7. Have to start my day with prayer. An inspiring post. Thanks for sharing

  8. so beautiful to read this post...

  9. It is important to find a good routine in the morning isn't it. It sets me up for the day. I know I will be off kilter when it's different. A thought provoking post, thank you.


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