Life cycles are dictated by the species of each living thing. If there is a belief in God, then there is knowledge of Eternal Life waiting for the faithful ones risen upon the return of Jesus. The circles seen in the design represent Life Cycles. The points facing upward represent transcendence to Eternal Life of the faithful at Resurrection. There is life after this world for those who believe in Jesus. — Moylom Art Studio
How much sleep do you need to function at your best? Are you an early bird or a night owl like myself?
There are days when I sleep so long that upon rising I’m in a groggy state — seemingly incapable of much but ablutions, a bit of food intake and believe it or not more sleep! During this period I’m basically in recovery mode, usually from a stressful situation like an intense work schedule, emotional deflation or just in need of a mental/physical leave of absence.
Then there are the days when it’s like I’mon fire. My brain goes into overdrive, ideas flow freely and I can’t get them from my head to hard copy fast enough! During those bursts of creativity, I tend to sleep in 4-hour blocks. Call it power sleeping if you will, but it’s similar to the effects of a power nap where the body and brain rest just enough to propel one through the rest of the day!
I recently lost my younger brother, my only sibling, and spent roughly a month in recovery mode. Now I’m in power sleep mode, and after taking a year long break from writing as I worked on other projects the creative juices are flowing again. The dots are connecting, the fire is burning bright, and I’m happy to be back in the writing saddle! I’m loving this phase!
So, what phase are you in now? What makes you a prime vessel for creativity? Would love you hear from you!
Authenticity is so important to one’s well being, but seemingly it’s absent a majority of the time in this newculture of pretense.
Sadly, bait and switch has become the norm rather than the exception. It’s alarming that those who practice this behavior see no harm in deceiving others to fuel their own progress! Thankfully, in the end, there is such a thing called Karma. No bad deed goes unpunished and no good deed goes unrewarded!
Be your authentic self and let others love you for who you are — the real you! In similar fashion, practice acceptance of others. No two people were created the same. Through our differences do we learn to foster tolerance, growth and belief in powers greater than ourselves.
If a person’s actions conflict with their words, chances are authenticity has been compromised. Habits, good or bad, are hard to break! Conclusion, I’d bet my money on actions any day – – for they speak louder than words! Don’t be deceived by schmoozers. Let time reveal a person’s true identity. Respect others as you too wish to be respected. Show appreciation often. Criticize constructively. Find joy in simple things. May peace and happiness be with you now and always as you journey towards being your authentic self!