You may remember, if you have been following this blog, that I became acquainted with the law of attraction, and because of some quotes of Einstein (which related to law of attraction and energy), I was interested in what he learned and knew, so I could fully understand the quotes and what brought him to these conclusions. Thus, begun my interest in physics. Fast forward and I am now very curious about what Nikola Tesla knew and discovered.
I recently listened to a reading of a Nikola Tesla interview from 1899. He was extremely intelligent and one of his secrets was his power over his mind. He said he could do intense work then only require a short amount of sleep, only one hour. He programmed his mind (for lack of a more accurate definition) to rejuvenate his body in a short time. He said if he was working out a problem he would force himself to dream about the solution in his sleep.
This intrigues me. The only thing is, I really LOVE sleeping. My family will tell you I would always sleep as a baby, I could fall asleep anywhere, and I look forward to bedtime even now. Before I go to sleep I now do a kind of meditation as far as clearing my thoughts and setting intentions. I have always been a firm believer in 8 hours (+) of sleep each night. So I have this conflict in that I love sleeping, but I always feel like there is so much I could be doing! There are so many books to read, stories to write, paintings to paint, drawings to draw, photos to organize, files to manage, closets to clean. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have time to work full time, there is too much to do. So much that I want to learn and research.
I do not think it is good practice to accepts something as ‘fact’ that I have seen or read from one source. So the next book I want to find and read is about Nikola Tesla.
I don’t think it wouldn’t be true though, what he had trained his mind to do. The mind is an amazing thing. One thing I have been surprised at in the last year is I no longer use an alarm clock. When I go to bed, I tell myself what time I want to wake up and it happens. I don’t always wake up at the same time every day. If we don’t need to get up early, I ‘sleep in’ until 6:30 to 7:00. If there are things I want or need to get up and do, I decide on a time at night, and I wake up at that time. Without fail.
Since there are so many things to do, I will do my best to remove barriers. This involves thinking about or writing down the specific things I want to accomplish in the morning before everyone is up, then I am not waking and wasting time deciding what the priority is. Another is to prepare everything I need to access the night before – get paper, paints or books out so I am not opening cupboards or drawers and making noise and removing clutter in the hallway of our tiny house so I am not tripping on things.
There is just so much to do and so little time! I am thankful that I am a curious person, I never have nothing to do, and I like it that way. I am going to see if I can bring myself to dream of solutions or ideas for projects that I am working on.
Please share with me your stories if you have similar success!