"Live not to be tired, but to be refreshed and in joy"
Tiredness is a state we experience when we are low in energy.
When we are tired/fatigued, we are in a Negative State. In this state we can lack the focus / will-power / momentum to do the things we want to do which can affect our wellbeing/happiness in a negative way.
Here we will look at the primary causes for tiredness and try to address them at the seed level.
Tiredness In Depth
The cause of our tiredness can come from external and internal factors.
The external factors are the things we do with the physical body. I.e. when we train our body too hard, when we stay up too late at night, when we work too hard at work without rest, when we stress our body with unhealthy food or not giving it enough and so forth. These things we do can induce states of tiredness.
The internal factors are the things we do with ourselves at the mental/emotional level. I.e. when we use too much of our mental energy in trying to solve a problem, when we worry too much, when we use too much of our creative energy to create piece of art and so forth.
Without addressing Fatigue at these two levels we will continue to experience fatigue throughout our life.
Importance Of Addressing Tiredness
It is important to address the state of Tiredness in life because such a state can be said to be a suffering state.
When one lacks the Knowing of the Deeper Causes of Tiredness then one will only be able to address it at a surface level which is the physical level. And here the most common solutions for most people is to grab a cup coffee / energy drink to boost one’s energy levels throughout the day.
A better solution however is to simply eat better and take more rests. Although this can appear to be a simple solution but to actually do it will be difficult as people these days have deep rooted habits of working like an ant.
It is important to develop the Knowing of the cause of fatigue at an even deeper level i.e. at the level beyond the physical. Without addressing the cause of the internal cause of fatigue i.e. mental fatigue one can still continue to feel fatigued even after one has properly addressed their daily life and diet.
The natural state of The Self is in fact a state full of energy / will power / intention / creativity. In fact, tiredness is a state of Mind that is not natural – though has become natural in the sense that it has become the normal state for people to experience itevery day.
When we are experiencing a state of low energy in the extreme it can also bring about negative states such as depression and negativity towards oneself and others. Realize how easy it is to be negative when you had a lack of sleep the night before. Without a good night's sleep, everything can appear dark - the future can seem bleak and the drive to achieve can plummet.
It is thus important to address the issues of Tiredness at the surface and root level if one wishes to expand their experience of Happiness. Once it is addressed then one can then fully utilize their mind and body without experiencing the state of tiredness.
Path Of Creator
Tiredness In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The Path Of Creator is a journey towards greater happiness.
And it will be difficult to make that journey when we are experiencing tiredness all the time. Thus any issues to do with fatigue must be addressed.
The easiest way to address tiredness is through a step by step process.
The Path can begin with developing the awareness of what is actually causing the fatigue. In the beginning, One can begin by addressing Physical Tiredness at the surface level i.e. by addressing one’s lifestyle – balancing work and rest, and addressing one’s diet – i.e. eating the right foods.
Then one can slowly move towards addressing Tiredness at the deeper level which is at the level of the Mind/Emotions. This is a very important step, because the cause of more than 80% of Physical Tiredness is most often due to Mental/Emotional tiredness. Thus theoretically, if one is grounded in their mind whilst they are running a marathon, no matter how far they run without using their mental/emotional energy one will not experience “tiredness” but rather just a lack of physical strength / energy.
Realize the difference in state of mind when we are doing something that we are “passionate” about for instance playing soccer for an hour about compared to sitting in a boring for an hour. Although in the former we are using the physical body a lot more, a lot of us can find the boring lecture more tiring.
Thus we are actually able to do more than we think we are capable of at the physical level if we fully address the causes of our mental and emotional tiredness.
We can become emotional/mental tired when we use too much emotional/mental energy – and this happens when we are constantly reacting to experiences in life.
A big portion of our tiredness thus comes from the quality of the state of mind we carry throughout the day.
And what kind of state of mind will promote the drain of mental and emotional energy?
A Suffering state of Mind.
For instance, when we are in a state of worry, impatience, anger, fear and so forth. In those states of mind it is easy for those suffering to drive us into over-thinking and this can greatly drain out energy.
Suffering is the most energy-draining state of mind that we can be in. Thus naturally as one work to transform and release their Sufferings their energy levels will come back more and more and one will be able to develop the ability to do much physical work without draining their emotional/mental energy.
Thus addressing the issues of tiredness can be a lifelong journey. Let us explore some of the catalysts below which can help to accelerate such a journey.
Relationship Between Food And Tiredness
One of the external factors that can affect our level of tiredness and fatigue will be the type of food we eat. If we do not eat enough food in quantity then we will experience a lack of energy. Conversely, eating too much will also create fatigue because it overworks our digestive system. Meals should always give you energy so it is highly unnatural that we have come to the stage where it's the other way round.
If we adopt an unhealthy diet, i.e. eating unhealthy food such as fried foods or processed foods, most of the time our body will be spending energy to digest these foods and healing itself from the rubbish that we put at the same time. The irony here is that the body can end up spending more energy in eating these type of foods rather than gaining energy from them.
Also if we eat food that is not right for us then our body can react negatively and this can create a negative physical sensations which can also promote a state of tiredness.
To develop the Knowing of whether the food we are eating is helping us or not we can observe the state of mind and our physical state after each time we take in food. If we feel less relaxed and more tired after eating a meal then obviously the food does more harm than good. If the food makes us feel more lively and energetic then it is beneficial provided it is not energy drink because as the energy provided is not natural but rather it is simply a temporary and artificial stimulant.
The other external factors that affect our level of tiredness is hydration and sunlight. Without the proper intake of these two things we can become tired and worn down as these give us energy / happiness – brighten our life in a poetic sense and allow us to react less negatively to each moment. Sunlight is natural a food to not only us but it is a necessity to virtually all life in creation - to the trees, to the flowers, to the grass, to the animals.
But how much sunlight are we actually getting everyday? Realize that it has become common to adpot lifestyle of enclosing ourselves from the sun and blocking our feet from ever touching the earth. So going outside from time to time will help to greatly improve one's energy levels. Hydration is also important as we can forget to drink water when our awareness of our thirst can be distracted by the busy lives we have.
It is also important for us to place an importance in improving our health. Because it is through experiencing the happiness that comes from good health and the stillness that comes from a less stressful mind that we re-learn how much work we can handle and learn the importance of drawing boundaries away from excessive work and needy people. Often when we have lived with our low energy levels for so long we may come to believe that it is the "norm" without realizing that we are actually fatigued.
Procrastination And Tiredness
When we procrastinate and have a lack of focus in everything we do we can experience great states of tiredness because when we procrastinate the mind can begin to wander and the constant act of thinking can greatly drain out energy. The solution here is simply charge forward whenever we experience the need to procrastinate.
Our Belief Can Create Tiredness
As the biggest Cause of Tiredness comes from the quality of our state of Mind, our beliefs can actually create an “illusionary state” of Tiredness.
One can create the illusionary state of tiredness by simply declaring to oneself with a firm belief that “I’m tired, I’m tired”. When you do this, you will be able to observe the lowering of the energy levels within the body.
That is why people with a lack of motivation / goal in life will experience more tiredness than others because one can be subconsciously making these declarations at the back of the mind. Those people with "passion" and the belief that "life is fun" will usually be highly energized by their beliefs.
To pull oneself out of the cycle, one can try to invert these declarations every time one finds oneself declaring these statements at the back of the mind. However this can be easier said than done.
"I am tired" --> “I am full of energy.”
"I am sad" --> “I am full of happiness.”
"I am apathetic and bored" --> “I am full of passion and enthusiasm”
Naturally, as you develop the Knowing and transform and release your sufferings your energy level will begin to increase. Because throughout the journey you will naturally develop the awareness of what is happening in the deeper mind and as you transform your sufferings there will be less Negative Ideas to drain your energy away.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
Try to improve your energy levels everyday by trying different ways to improve it. Never settle for what you have, always try to improve it. Because once you settle for what you have believing that it is "enough" you will throw away all opportunities for yourself to improve it.
Some examples : One can aim for higher energy by begin taking more rests, by becoming more positive, by addressing one’s Sufferings, by addressing one’s diet and so forth.
The Creator's MeditationLink here
Whenever one feels that one is too tired to carry on in a meditation, simply tell oneself that one can do it. Instead of “I’m tired” one can try to invert the declaration to “I’m energetic / happy.” It is by trying to “overcome” the experience of “tiredness” in The Creator’s Meditation that one can develop Experienced Knowledge of just how much our Belief and our Negative Reactions can affect our levels of energy.
And also observe your energy levels on days without meditation and days with meditation to see just how much of a difference meditation/stillness can make.
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