Now that I no longer awaken to sound of a jarring alarm clock, Iíve learned to welcome early morning hours.
Because that is time when I can hear my inner voice most clearly.
Sometimes it is just a knowing. A realization that cuts through noise to reveal how I truly feel about something or someone.
It picks apart puzzling dilemmas and offers creative solutions.
It is at time before I have fully awakened and left world of dreams, that messages from some deep place percolate to surface.
It is a peaceful time. It is easy to be sensitive to rhythms of body, sounds of quiet inner voice.
Shortly, shrill ring of telephone will shatter stillness and redirect my energy to external concerns. My attention will then belong to client on other end of line.
But for these few precious minutes, I savor calm.
We function best when we make time to be both active and still. The demands of being making a living, raising a family, draw us toward motion and activity. But my observation is that we nourish ourselves and become more productive when we include contributions of our inner voice.