Embracing the Morning: A Journey to Daily Awakening

Waking up each morning can feel like a chore, especially when the warmth of your bed beckons you to stay just a little longer. However, as many of us have noticed, our state of mind and energy levels can dramatically shift as the day progresses. Initially groggy and uninspired, by evening, we often find ourselves more aligned, clear, and ready to take on the world. Why is this the case, and how can we start our mornings with the same vigor we experience at sunset?

Interestingly, many spiritual and meditation traditions recognize this pattern. These teachings suggest that sleeping excessively may contribute to a sense of lethargy and disconnection upon waking. On a physical level, after several hours of sleep, our bodies and minds need to reboot, much like a computer starting up after being shut down. This is part of a larger, beautifully intricate dance of physical and spiritual energies, teaching us about balance and alignment through our very own nature.

However, the primary advice isn’t just about reducing sleep. It’s about finding and following your joy passionately and without hesitation. When you’re truly inspired, you feel eager to leap out of bed in the morning. Think about a day when you felt genuinely excited about your plans—the anticipation made it easy to wake up, right?

Here’s a simple yet profound piece of wisdom: “Act on your inspiration, and let your spirit awaken with the dawn.”

This quote emphasizes the transformative power of living inspired. By engaging with what genuinely excites us, we reconnect with our innermost desires and motivations. This reconnection acts as a catalyst, invigorating our mornings and infusing our daily routines with enthusiasm.

Moreover, consider how your resistance to certain aspects of life might be affecting your energy. Often, we burden ourselves with obligations that don’t align with our true selves, which only leads to exhaustion and a lack of motivation. Addressing these misalignments can dramatically change how we feel each morning. As the Bible suggests, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34). This scripture encourages us to focus on the present, shedding unnecessary worries and aligning more closely with our core.

To transform your mornings and indeed your entire day, start by identifying what feels like a burden and find ways to either eliminate these elements or approach them differently. Embrace responsibilities that resonate with your spirit and reconsider those that dampen it.

Waking Up Inspired:

  1. Reflection: Before sleeping, spend a few minutes reflecting on what excites you about the upcoming day.
  2. Alignment: Adjust your sleep pattern if necessary, but focus more on ensuring your activities throughout the day align with your inner joy.
  3. Mindful Beginning: Start your morning with a positive affirmation or a short meditation to set the tone for the day.

In essence, waking up feeling inspired isn’t just about physical rest; it’s about emotional and spiritual alignment. When your external actions mirror your internal joy, each morning becomes a welcome adventure rather than a repetitive cycle.

Explore, experiment, and energize: Try new morning routines and see how they influence your day. The goal is to wake up not because you have to, but because you’re truly excited to live another day of your beautiful journey.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.” – Martha Graham (This reminds us to let our unique light shine, as it’s a gift to ourselves and to the world)

Summary Points

  • Feeling a lack of inspiration when waking up can be a sign of accumulated resistance to things in your life that don’t bring you joy.
  • Prioritizing and actively pursuing joy is the key to waking up feeling excited and inspired.
  • Sleeping for extended periods can sometimes worsen the sense of uninspired mornings.


  1. Find your inspiration: Take time to identify what truly inspires you. If you’re struggling to find it, simply choose inspiration and act on even the smallest inkling.
  2. Question before bed: Ask yourself, “What inspires me right now?” before going to sleep.
  3. Experiment with sleep: Try slightly shorter sleep cycles to see if this helps with morning clarity.
  4. Let go: Identify and fearlessly eliminate obligations or situations that don’t resonate with your joy.
  5. Prioritize integrity: Discern the difference between true integrity and unnecessary responsibilities. Choose actions that align with your true values and communicate your needs and boundaries.