Saturday, August 13, 2016

Jetlag and mindfulness

After travel, I lie awake in bed, unable to sleep.

This is jetlag - I tell myself, if I don't sleep now, I will nap during the day and the cycle won't end. The kids and my schedules will be off. I fear the chaos that may come.

Then I see, allow our bodies to rest. Even here in bed in the middle of the night, I can remember to be mindful. This is a good time to meditate as long as I want in bed, a time to sit and reflect, to just be aware of the busy-ness about me, to breathe and enjoy the silence of the night.

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