Habitual sleeping patterns are being trashed, like most other habit-bound activities. Initially there was anxiety about this. All the usual fears around insomnia clamored to be heard.
When the penny dropped through the works and took with it the ‘wee-me’ that thought it was more than just a thought, it was no longer possible to be anxious about … well, anything really – not for long anyway. This brings a new view on conditioned expectations and intentions about what ‘should’ be. They are noticed for what they are and slip away under that scrutiny.
Sensitivity to what this energy mandala called body really needs – and it does have needs according to its unique configurations and evolution – sets conflicting mind-views at rest.
If this body doesn’t wish to sleep at night, as is the norm, so be it! Let it sit. Let it sink into its natural throbbing silence. In deep sleep, with the ‘thinking’ button turned off by default, there is only this great silence. In sitting as suchness, no stories spinning, that same great silence is all-embracing. Beloved!
6 thoughts on “great silence welcomes insomniacs”
~ thank you ~ am so enjoying all of your sharings ~ blessings in deep rest, whether asleep or awake ~
Gladness, dear S. Thanks for your feedback!
Blessings to you, too.
~ miriam louisa
Wonderful! The so-called ‘natural state’, the great silence… whom are we to congratulate?
Who indeed dear AM? 🙂
Just loving your writing! Your words feel original and illuminating. Thank you!
Tam – thank you for stopping by and leaving your appreciative comment. I’m happy there’s a resonance for you.
~ miriam louisa