Hi, welcome to Friday Questions! Would love to hear your response in the comments, and that’s where you’ll find mine.
Q: What do you hold onto when you’re sleeping?
Have you ever noticed that when you’re waking up, your face may be scrunched up in a thought? Your jaw might be tight or clenched? Your eyebrows may be knotted together? Have you ever noticed some physical reaction in your face as you’re waking up?
Where does this come from – if you have noticed it? What thoughts are bombarding around inside your head like dry rice inside a musical egg shaker? What’s making you tense up your face?
Because that’s what’s happening if you find yourself waking up with your face tensed up – something’s making you think tension-building thoughts.
And then it’s up to you whether those are useful or not useful thoughts. It’s up to you whether those thoughts are productive and more you forward. Sometimes you are in a serious situation in your life in which you may need to focus on situations even during your sleeptime. But often, you’re not in those serious situations.
I’m probably thinking along this wavelength because I just wrote about thoughtless awareness, and am thinking about things that make me aware.
Have a wonderful weekend!