When you wake up, give yourself the gift of feeding your Mind. You can read something that is inspiring to you – rather then listening to the News which can often be negative!
I have recently been reading Marcus Aurelius’ book Meditations and was struck by this passage in Book II of Meditations. He reminds us to look past people’s difficult behavior and articulates our connection, rather than separation.
“Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. But I who have seen the nature of the good that is beautiful and of the bad that it is ugly, and the nature of him who does wrong, that is akin to me, not only of the same blood or seed, but that it participates in the same intelligence and the same portion of the divinity, I can neither be injured by any of them, for no can fix on me what is ugly, nor can I be angry with my kinsman, nor hate him, For we are made for co-operation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of the upper and lower teeth. To act against one another then is contrary to nature; and it is acting against one another to be vexed and to turn away.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book II