Sleepless in Red Fork

If it were not for what the human mind says of the body, the body, like the inanimate wheel, would never be weary. The consciousness of Truth rests us more than hours of repose in unconsciousness.”

— Mary Baker Eddy

I’ve just finished up an all-nighter … which represents a wonderful and much-needed healing.

For the past month or so, I’ve felt exhausted. All the time. For no apparent reason. It finally got to the point where it was interfering with my daily activities: Every time I’d sit down to study, I’d fall asleep in my chair, and I even caught myself drifting off at my desk at work a few times when things got slow. It was ridiculous.

I finally got tired of feeling so rotten and called my teacher, who gave me a prayerful nudge in the right direction. I made up my mind last night that I was going to swap those “hours of repose in unconsciousness” for the “consciousness of Truth” that Mrs. Eddy talks about.

As of 8 a.m., I haven’t been to bed, but I have cooked dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, read a half-dozen Sentinels, given the house a surface cleaning, put in a simple indoor clothes-drying system, finished painting black stripes on a chair I’m reconning for a Craftster contest, and started decorating for Christmas. At this rate, I expect I’ll have the tree up and the chair all but finished by the time some friends of ours come by to meet us for brunch in a couple of hours … and best of all, I don’t feel so terribly tired any more.

Hope your weekend is off to as good a start as mine.


UPDATE: Tree is up, chair is ready for detail work, and I’ve showered and dressed. Go me!

2 thoughts on “Sleepless in Red Fork”

  1. This is funny because I wrote a post on a similar subject. Sleeping is a burden sometimes but maybe that is because my body and mind are not entirely in sync. When it comes down to it, sleeping is such a waste of time.

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