Catch the first thought of the day
Here is something that I like to do more often than not. The moment when we wake up is quite an interesting one. We move from a seemingly unconscious state to a more wakeful state when we are thinking and controlling operations. The transition from one to the other can be a useful time to catch ourselves 'before we start being who we are'. Occasionally, we wake up and we feel as if there is no-one there; a kind of empty, thoughtless wakefulness. Then, an urge kicks in to remember who we are and the thoughts begin. Try to catch these first thoughts; what are they about, where do they come from, why do we buy into them so easily? At what point do we become lost? Don't be afraid of the thoughtless gap - keep it open as long you can.