I was speaking with someone who's suffering from the lack of sleep, the other day.
Her life now, is dictated by the "sleeplessness".
She reminded me of myself ten years ago.
Luckily, I don't have the problem anymore, but ten years ago, I was functiong from the same space, where she has been stuck for a while.
I'm a light sleeper since I was a child.
It only became my issue when I became stressed working at the place where I wanted to quit ever since I got the job.
You know, when you are unable to sleep, knowing that you would have to wake up early the following day, "sleeplessness" becomes such a fearful detail in life.
I became reluctant to go out in the evening.
I became reluctant to socialise.
But no matter how hard I tried, I became less happier always.
No matter how hard I tried, the "sleeplessness" didn't go away.
On the contrary, it became more significant in my life.
Because I was more resonating with that "sleeplessness" than whatever other things that were going well in my life.
I was ringing in the sound of "sleeplessness", so to speak.
You know, what we the humans always do?
Say, we have 8 areas in our life.
Work, Leisure, Hobby, Learning, etc.
Say, 6 areas out of 8 are going well while there are some minor issues in the remaining 2 areas.
We still want to insist that our life isn't going well.
When I was ringing in the sound of "sleeplessness" which means, the problem took over my life, I couldn't experience the things that were going well in my life. They became non-existent. Because I was busy thinking and talking about my problem rather than something else.
So, we need to speak and think, or better, do things that are/were going well, make/ made us feel good etc.
No matter how small that "feel good thought" might be, if we could hold it purely for even 10 seconds, that will be good enough for it to resonate with other "feel good thing/s".
I think, this is what meditation offers.
I'm no good for extinguishing my thoughts, but I am pretty good at thinking in general.
Holding a feel good thought for 10 seconds at a time.
What about you?