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Sleep Well

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Have you ever had trouble going to sleep? It was difficult last night, for me.

One of my master ever said that going to sleep each night is like dying everyday. The day is finished and you rest. To be reborn again the next day.

So when I have problem resting for the day, I ask myself what is keeping me awake.

Unfinished work in the office, anger with somebody, anxiety about the future, diappointment, excitement with new ideas and more.

Usually, it is an over active mind engaged in the past or the future.

When I recalled my teacher’s words, I told myself. ” If this is really my dying moment, I wouldn’t be going in peace.” 😁 Let’s not make it a habit for the mind to cling to stuff.

I asked myself if all my worries and thought is important if I were to die tonight?

The answer is no and suddenly all worries, thoughts, concerns become insignificant immediately.

Then I draw my mind towards the presence. AWARENESS.

Appreciate the bed, appreciate the blanket, appreciate the slowed breathing. Appreciate the peace. Appreciate the opportunity to rest. Enjoy the slow breathing.

DING! I SLEPT LIKE A BABY.

The body takes over to heal itself for the day.

To sleep well is to let go.

Hope this will be useful.

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My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

2 comments on “Sleep Well

  1. Oh, I do that so many times, when I can’t fall asleep and my mind is going in circles, I start to appreciate what I have like a warm cozy bed, electricity, good meals and so on and my cats sleeping next to me.

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