This morning I woke up without dread, and I don’t dread telling you that I’m not sure how that happened. After so many dreadful and dread-filled times, dread was not there today when I opened my eyes.
Even though I can’t really explain in this blog post how to wake up without dread, I can speculate why this happened this morning. Perhaps it’s because:
- I’m reading “Radical Acceptance” by Tara Brach,
- I’m realizing AGAIN that dread, worry, guilt, and shame do not help,
- I feel ready for the Open Mic on Friday because I figured out how to play a favorite Sondheim song on the ukulele,
- I listened to my year-end round-up of music on Spotify and music always helps,
- I connected with so many wonderful people on-line and in person yesterday and wonderful people always help,
- I went outside for several walks and walking outside always helps,
- I expressed vulnerability,
- I reached out for help and support,
- my subconscious is finally figuring out, after almost 69 years on this planet, that I have so many blessings, here and now.
Do you see any tips on how to wake up without dread in my images for today?
Actually, now that I’m looking at that Daily Bitch Calendar, dread is creeping back in.
I let go of dread many times this year by listening to “Don’t Break the Rules” from the Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can.
These lyrics help me let go of dread:
I guess the constitution, boys, to some is too complex.
They think our founding fathers fought so they could forge some checks.
Perhaps I can wake up without dread if I believe that justice is coming someday.
Gratitude definitely helps me wake up without dread, so thanks to all who are visiting here at some point after waking up, including you!