Today’s meditation is about using time as the healer in our lives. Approach time with a view that it expands to our own timelessness. It can be done and begins with a healthy relationship with sleep. Calm and centered rest is an effective way to reset our natural biorhythms. As we age time takes on new meaning and the notion of time is running out can create a sense of urgency, but aligning with time and not against it will make time the healer. The healing time comes from what fulfills you and leaves you feeling young. Meditation is possibly the second most healing time after sleep. These are times when the body gets to regenerate. Learning to make room for restorative times opens the door to healing the self.
“Time discovers truth. Time heals what reason cannot.” – Seneca the Younger
Day 4 – How to Make Time a Healer
I experience the healing power of time.
Siddho Hum (My essence is complete and perfect.)
Message of the Day
We’ve all heard that “time heals all wounds,” but the way in which we choose to spend that time will determine if our old hurts are healed or held onto. In today’s meditation, we experience “inward time” as one of the most powerful ways time can help us mend. We also learn how sleep time, play time, down time, and quiet time are all vital forms of making time a healer in our lives.
- Sleep is a powerful healer. Jot down the reasons you might not get a good night’s sleep every night, and then write about three simple changes you can make to move your sleep in the right direction. Some examples could be not working in bed, not drinking any coffee, tea, or alcohol within four to five hours before bedtime, making your bedroom completely dark and silent, or doing a five-minute meditation in bed before lying down to sleep.
- During the day, healing is found in down time, inward time, and play time. To get a clearer picture of how much you’re utilizing their healing qualities, jot down an estimate of how many minutes during the day you devote to each of these three qualities of time. Do they feel sufficient to you? What are the areas where you need more balance?
- Now journal about how you can increase down time, inward time, and play time by 15-30 minutes a day. For example, you could spend less time with the internet and video games, turn off your smartphone, not take work home with you, or take five-minute breaks during the work day for being alone and quiet. What would you like to do during those extra 15-30 minutes you’ve created?
- Reflect further on your experience today.