S:1091 Quote: The Unwise Man

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)


“The unwise man is awake all night,
and ponders everything over;
when morning comes he is weary in mind,
and all is a burden as ever.”



Coaching Point: This ancient Nordic/Icelandic poem is excellent advice for living today.

To lay awake at night because something has not been resolved or dealt with is an experience we’ve all had. Fears are powerful disturbers of sleep.

Dealing with what is disturbing you may itself be disturbing. That may be why you haven’t dealt with it. Or maybe you don’t know what to do. Or maybe you believe it can’t be fixed, changed, or resolved. Or maybe you’ve not asked for help. Understandable.

But how is awakening each morning with a weary mind better than trying something, anything, to get some relief? Wouldn’t that be wiser?


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