Early… Spiritual Coaching (3/109)

MorningEarly…  Spiritual Coaching (3/109)

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” The earliest record of this phrase was in Poor Richard’s Almanack, which was an annual journal published by Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym of Poor Richard. It included the usual almanac fare of maxims, poetry, weather predictions and other sundries. Early to bed and early to rise… is found in the 1735 edition. But wait… perhaps there is something to this phrase when it comes to stress. I noticed that with the time change I’m still waking up at (now) 4:30AM instead of the daylight savings time 5:30AM. Let’s say we bump our time up by fifteen or thirty minutes. In the quiet of the morning we pray, or meditate, or center our life during the quiet of the early morning. Let’s assume we will have gone to bed earlier too. We would hope to be refreshed for the day.

I’m going to try it the rest of this week. It can be a great de-stressing exercise. Psalm 119:147 says, “I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.” Americans generally stay up too late and don’t get enough rest which brings on more stressful feelings. According to a CNN report,  “Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia: these are just a few of the recognized disorders that keep their afflicted from getting enough sleep. Nearly half of all Americans have difficulty sleeping.” Negative stress is a major factor and the spiritual fit people need to combat this stressor in their own life and encourage others to do the same.

Be Well…


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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