This article is a part of Kuju Journal series: "Finding Your #KujuMoment - a moment of rest & rejuvenation - in the midst of the anxiety and ambiguity of 2020"
In the morning we are all the same. Whether sleeping, just waking, or having just gotten ready, none of us are at full go, yet. And the world has not awakened enough to come yelling at your doorstep. It is the time of day that we all have in common.
But what if that didn’t include you.
What if, when the world was waking up, you had already been reading, drinking pour over, praying, meditating, exercising, working, or eating breakfast...for almost an hour?
You would be different. Your thoughts would be different, your actions would be different and the world you create around you would be different too. You would arrive to the world before it arrives to you. You would have the space to set the agenda before the world sets it for you. You would be able to stand firm in its winds and perhaps in time, help create those winds, and determine their direction.
During a time of incredible unpredictability, and mental and economic strife, when much has seemed lost, the morning can still be yours. And when you own your morning, and the quiet that always accompanies it, that quiet can become your strength. It may not change the obstacles you encounter, but you will be stronger, and more able to endure.
With the holiday season upon us and the coronavirus showing no signs of stopping, our first encouragement to you is to take back your mornings. Wake before the world does. Not because we want to get ahead, but because we want to find the peace to know that if we don’t, it’s ok. That if our kids are not getting the education we hoped they would, that it’s ok. That if our homes are more challenging and difficult than ever before, it’s ok. That if everything you ever looked forward to this year has been cancelled, it’s ok.
Own your morning.
Find your #KujuMoment.