Counting Sheep – Baaaaad Idea!

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Do you have trouble sleeping at night?  I certainly do.  There are times when I toss and turn all night long, never being able to get comfortable.  I look at the clock constantly.  My mind tells me: “If I fall asleep right now, I will get six hours of sleep.”  Then another hour passes, another look at the clock, and another inner voice telling me: “If I fall asleep right now, I will get five hours of sleep.” 

And on and on….

For those of you who fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow, I envy you.  To wake up in the morning feeling refreshed is something I don’t experience very often.  And I’ve tried it all:       

  • Herbal teas to make you sleep – only I spend hour after hour running to the bathroom
  • Natural sleeping pills – not even close to helping
  • Sound machines to block out any noise – who are we kidding here

However, there is one thing that somewhat helps me.  My friend, Debbie, suggested I listen to Metta Chanting.  “Metta what?”  I asked.  So she sent me this link:  Now it doesn’t help me all the time, but on those occasions when it does, I am very grateful.  There’s something peaceful about it; relaxing. 

So I thought I would pass this along to my fellow insomniacs.  If you’re desperate enough, you’ll try anything.  Who knows?  It just may work for you.  Happy ZZZZZZZZZ’s. 

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Where is Your Safe Place?

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On a recent trip to Italy – yes, I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy – I looked out my hotel room window and saw something strange on the patio below me.  At first I couldn’t figure out what it was, then realized it was a cat curled up in a basket.  It looked so safe and warm and comfortable.

And it made me wonder: what safe places do we create in our own life?  Where do we go or what do we do to help us survive the craziness of everyday life?

It could be something as simple as a walk through nature or curling up to take your own nap. 

And now that I think of it,  it doesn’t even have to be a physical place.  Maybe it’s a state of mind, like meditation.  Or it could be listening to music.  Recently I’ve discovered Metta Chanting thanks to my good friend, Debbie, who recently introduced me to it:  I never heard of it before and now I listen to it often – sometimes as I am writing my blogs, and other times in the evening when I am trying to calm my mind so I can fall asleep. 

So my question to you is:  Where do you go to find some peace, if only for a minute or two?  Have you found your safe place? 

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