Peace of Mind
When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep. -anonymous
I have a daily meditation book that I open much less frequently than I should, but today’s passage talked about peace of mind. And since I am firmly of the belief that there are no coincidences, I think God wanted me to be aware of the many blessings I have received in recovery, and one of the biggest that happens daily, and also one I tend to overlook, is sleep.
When I was in active addiction, to say I did not sleep well would be an understatement. Generally I would lay there for hours despairing that I would never sleep, then when I would finally doze off, I would wake up multiple times a night, heart racing, and filled with all sorts of negative feelings. It came to be that I would dread going to bed at night.
Now, I look forward to bed time. I fall asleep usually in under 30 minutes, and generally sleep totally through the night. Even when I wake up in the early morning, I can fall back to sleep, which is amazing for someone at all, in recovery or not! I attribute this new ability to peace of mind, and I am so grateful for it.