Thursday, December 10, 2009

Waking Up on the Authentic Side of the Bed

FROM PESSY: The other night there was a black-out here in Southern California. It happened in middle of the night, and lasted for a few hours. All of our clocks needed to be reset. My son took the initiative, and reset the clock in my bedroom. I was grateful. I made sure the times were accurate as far as AM and PM were concerned, set my alarm for the next day, and went to sleep.

I woke up the next morning, and as usual began to prepare to take my son to school and myself to work. As the morning routine came close to an end I realized I was 10 minutes behind schedule! I wondered what was different this morning from all other mornings. Then it dawned on me! When I set my clock I usually set it 10 minutes ahead of time. I wake up early, and enjoy believing that I have those extra few minutes.

Having taken Radical Authenticity, a program at The Option Institute that gave me tools to match the inside me with the outside me, I realized that I have been "tricking" myself out of bed. I led myself to believe it was later than it really was. My "trick" helped me make myself feel better and more rested. What an eye opener it was to find this out about myself! All this time I have been waking up as what is known at The Option Institute as a "liar" every single day! That's right! A liar. What a blessing it is to be able to recognize this about myself.

Well, seeing this so clearly, I decided right then and there that I don't want to do that anymore. I don't want to "trick" my body into anything. I can wake up at the time of day that it actually is, and choose to be as awake and energized as I want to be! I have decided to wake up on the authentic side of the bed!

What side of the bed do you wake up on?

Wishing you joy and blessings,


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