Menachem Bluming Muses: Why Sleep?

The days pass rather quickly and when you look back a week and then a month has flown by in the blink of an eye. In fact, as you get older time seems to pass by more quickly. One theory offered for why it seems so is because a smaller percentage of your life goes by each day and therefore when taken in contrast the passage of time seems shorter and shorter.

If we did not go to sleep there would be no complete unit of time, life would just continue on and on.

So here’s an exercise. Every evening, don’t just go to sleep, actually complete your day. Make sure that what you planned to accomplish that day was accomplished and make a plan for the next day. Assess honestly your performance in your mission of life. Rethink your relationships with G-d and people and recalibrate your priorities. Clear from your heart anger and reprisal. When possible forgive and cleanse your heart. Anger and revenge are ultimately drinking poison and allowing destructive forces rent-free space in your precious and sacred psyche.

Sleep signals the end of one segment of time giving you the opportunity to embrace a brand-new day! Each day is a brand-new creation and opportunity. Clear the past and embrace the future with vigor and positivity! Sleep gives us that invitation.

Mendel (Menachem) Bluming

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