the reason I get up early is that there is a natural peace and stillness with the sun rising over the horizon that happens before most get out of bed. I can pray, meditate, and brainstorm and get more done in this few hours with uninterrupted time than many do whose alarm clocks go off hours later and scurry through the day on the gerbil wheel of stress. while I used to think to be a night owl and working when feeling inspired and creative, I now believe one gets more creative with a framework of discipline. it is sort of how chaos works inside of some constraints.
it is like when I went out to get supplies and other items, I simply realized nothing was open yet, so I drove around the town in a bit of a circle.
later today I will re-drive the circle and tidy up the places that were not going to open for an hour or two, but I kept thinking of the urban world we are going into, the mass density of populations and the noise and energy fields we bombard ourselves with each day. I love technology and the “what is possible” of futurism, but lately, I wonder, “why can’t we simplify life?” Instead of spending all this technology on fear and security based products – use the resources to try to shape this planet in a place where humanity actually gets along and people have enough.
perhaps this idea comes only later in life when you realize just how short one’s life and time on this planet is in relation to cosmic time. when you look at human behavior and think, “it's a bit crazy no?”
the early bird does catch the worm most of the time. what I don’t seem to understand is why we complicate the process with all the “stuff” of life and some belief that the acquisition of a mountain of “stuff” you can’t take with you, is somehow a measure of success.
maybe I have changed? maybe I am just getting older? perhaps some wisdom is creeping in? I just hope to never lose my childlike heart and wonderment with the cosmos, world, and people that live in it.