A Moment in Time: December 2nd 2012. Which One to Choose: Your Heartbeat or Your Alarm Clock?
It is six a.m. on a Sunday morning. My eyes start opening to a brand new day while my heart is in charge of awakening all my body’s parts in the most gentle and loving way. All my cells are involved, I can feel them.
A few years ago, I was one of the millions who used an alarm clock to get up in the mornings. This was such a disruptive habit that I started noticing how after my hand turned off that little device I had next to my bed making that invasive sound that I hated so much, my brain would immediately take over my life, and my day could only be created in the same fashion: I would call it a ‘”fast as possible” day.
Why did I have to continue waking up in this way that made so irritable and which disconnected me from all the wonders that were happening within me? I really didn’t have to, it was just a social habit, everyone had an alarm clock so I had one too. So I started questioning myself: “What would happen if, when I go to bed at night, my wish is to wake up at 6:00 a.m. in a natural, joyful and peaceful way? After all, the squirrels and the birds outside my window didn’t use any “device” to wake up from their sleep states, so why couldn’t I try their “technique”? At first I was afraid that I would get up late for work, but I kept insisting until one day I realized I was awakening before the alarm clock could even get the chance to make its usual annoying altering sound.
What I discovered was that it wasn’t my head the one that was in charge of waking me up. In some way that I still don’t understand too well, my heart was awakening every cell of my body, even the neurons of my brain. Why was I so certain that it was my heart and not my brain? Simply, I was feeling my heartbeat, I wasn’t feeling my thoughts! From there on, my day would be so much more relaxed, easy-going, and guess what: more productive! My attitude started changing. I started accepting that there wasn’t a need to be stressed out since the minute I opened my eyes, and that stress was only my choice.
I now return to this Sunday morning in the now. I’m still in bed, enjoying the tranquility of this awakening moment while I keep experiencing how my heartbeat starts to be felt in every part of my being. My feet and my hands feel as if they had a heart of their own. My heart is flowing through my blood. I feel alive, and I’m able to observe the miracle of love that is happening throughout me. This is when I can become grateful for everything. This is when I can understand that the only thing that lives inside of me is love.
I get up after fifteen minutes of feeling my heart. I smile as I know that my heart will be creating for me the most wonderful day, no matter what. My brain humbly observes as it becomes my heart’s assistant on this new magical day. The birds and the squirrels are still outside my window, playing and singing while I’m getting attuned to the nature that they share with me, all thanks to the loving heartbeat that incessantly runs through my veins.
So, what you think? Are you ready to replace the sound of your alarm clock for the smoothness and gentleness of your heart that is telling you it’s time to awake into a brand new way?
Until next time and don’t forget to be love!