I have been a writer for the last five years now so; it would be very realistic if sleep does not dim my brain and mind I will tend to play with words...right?
When I can't sleep, I am dreaming with open eyes (pun intended)
At first, I think of all the bad stuff that has happened to me till date. My arthritis and stiff joints, my stepping down from corporate life, etc. Needless to say, that keeps my eyes wide open, my mouth tends to become dry, and it leads to tossing and turning.
Now that is no fun! I tell my mind, as I am quite mindful (most of the times!)
Then I switch gears.
I dream of fame, fortune and that, in turn, brings me lots of skipped heartbeats thus, making adrenaline high. No doubt that makes my zzz's disappear but honestly being on cloud nine serves as a lullaby for me, and eventually, I snooze off with a gentle smile on my face.
No doubt when I wake up the next day I snicker over it, but then there is delight somewhere within me that makes me want to cling to hope and have a beautiful day.
A great day in spite of a rainy storm that has hit my town and citizens are advised to stay safe and indoors. In spite of overhearing what my bitchy friends/relatives had to say about me. The teen son who sneered at my limited knowledge of 'today's generation.'
I am immune to all! Since my mind is still full of those happy thoughts and it makes me continue to march like a warrior till the sun sets in my part of the world.
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
I can vouch for it.
If the mind is in bliss, nothing in the world can prick a hole in that balloon that is filled with real happiness.
The hope that someday my books will have the tag as,"BestSeller" makes me euphoric and makes me strive upon my writing while continuing to correct my flaws so that one beautiful day when the sun will continue to shine. The energy that I will have inside and around me will not be due to the extra shot of oxygen let out by photosynthesis of the plants but will be the success that I tasted until I open the news to find the new government repealing the Obamacare!
(oh! well, that will be another mind game!)
Mantra for today: My thoughts, they can either take me to the dungeon or make me float on cloud nine...My Choice!
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