As the sun sets we have a tendency to get our things in order, to settle in and make ourselves comfortable. We might grab a drink, start a fire (or a movie), reach for our book or tuck in our loved ones.
Establishing a state of comfort and rest is important. And necessary.
As the sun rises we might get up, meditate, get ready for the day, grab breakfast and our coffee and move with deliberate intention. The day ahead is ours to make, we have much to do and today is the only day I have to do it.
Establishing a state of responsibility and enthusiasm is important. And necessary.
When we approach our days in this way, we are balanced and in harmony with the world around us. We run into conflict when we try to alter this balance.
How does your day go, when from the moment the sun rises you are looking for a state of comfort and rest? What happens when conflict or problems arise in your morning and disturb your pleasure?
Too often we set out at the beginning of our day with the intention, "I hope today is an easy day". This is a setting sun mentality and we will only encounter obstacles and problems on our path. What we do not realize is that we are actually the creator of our problems, because our intention at the beginning of the day is to already start preparing for sunset.
Start your day with the right intention. That intention is to take responsibility, maintain your discipline and to benefit others.
Very simple. Hard to do, but I trust you.