The other night, I did what I normally do in the evening before going to sleep. I retreated to my bedroom, lap top and a bottle of water in hand. I threw on the TV and found a TV program that I enjoy watching. Tonight Criminal Minds wins. Depending on the night, it could be CSI or Law & Order. I enjoy watching the investigation unfold along with the psychology of the crimes and the criminals that are responsible. It’s all make believe, right?
This night was like many other nights before; I watch TV, did a little bit more work and prepared for the next day that lies ahead. Unfortunately, this night was different, as I woke in the middle of the night after a horrible dramatic dark dream. It was the sort of dream that would make a jaw dropping scene in one of my favorite prime time shows. It bothered me so much, I didn’t want to fall right back to sleep and enter into the same dream again. I needed to stay awake. Enough time needed to pass to sleep peacefully for the remainder of the night.
It’s obvious that our minds keep churning the events, thoughts, feelings or learnings of the previous day. There is a large amount of negativity, violence and the message that you’re not good enough in the media in such forms as the news, magazines, radio, internet and billboards to name a few. At 3 am, I was reminded that I need to be careful about what I put into or feed my mind with.