Insomnia – a wonderful opportunity to explore your mind – involuntarily. Recently I had a bout of medication-induced insomnia and I mean crazy mental pictures, thoughts, ideas, etc that just kept popping up. As others have since suggested, I too read, sketched, watched TV, prayed, meditated, visualized my peaceful place, wrote and got on the internet in the wee hours of the morning. I wanted to sleep and felt exhausted physically (except for occasional muscle twitches) but my mind would have nothing to do with that nighttime reward for a busy, productive day – sleep.
The interesting thing about it was that after I posted my experience, I received so many encouraging, heart-felt sympathetic comments, as personal stories were shared by those who have “been there, done that.” To those who suffer regularly with insomnia, my deepest regards and prayers for a good sleep. The facebook responses also confirmed that we are all connected through our shared experiences, feelings, emotions and desires.
Recently I rented a DVD called “I AM”. It was directed by the guy who typically directs comedies. After suffering injury in an accident, he went through a period of transformation/conversion and decided to make this film. I highly recommend it for everyone. It is a documentary involving many illuminaries in the fields of theology, science, philosophy etc. We are all connected – every living thing throughout history and the resulting scientific findings, and spiritual perspectives support this. It is a profound film which the entire family could watch. The recommendation of this film is my gift to you for the new year.
P.S. I stopped taking the prednisone and had a wonderful night’s sleep. I wish the same for all of you. Peace, Joy and Love in 2013 and beyond. Nancy