‘Sleepwalking, also know as somnambulism or noctambulism, is a phenomenon of combined sleep and wakefulness. It is classified as a sleep disorder belonging to the parsomnia family.’ Wikipedia
‘Although sleepwalking cases generally consist of simple, repeated behaviors, there are occasionally reports of people performing complex behaviors while asleep, although their legitimacy is often disputed.’ Wikipedia
Have you ever driven an often utilized route only to discover that you can not recall if you have been through a town on the route? This often happened to me when I was working the second or third shift at Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale. There is a little town called DeSoto that was almost exactly in the middle between my home in Elkville and my work destination of Carbondale. Many times I would have to peer through the headlights on my way home to identify a landmark to ascertain where on the well driven route…that I was!
Many times we want to accomplish more or something that seems a little bit scary or daunting or we wonder if we are equipped for the challenge. In reality life is all about challenges! Rather than say let, Joe or Pete or Sally of Ann…do it….why not say, ‘here I am Lord…send me?’
When I travel I receive numerous inspirational ideas and motivational thoughts! At times we have to shake up our routine a little. The sameness of life has a somnambulant affect on us. It is easy to get on the train track of work to home…and back again…with little time for vision beyond the survival of the week and the month and the year!
Disappointments that we experience have the tendency of shaping our world view. We all to easily accept that if colleagues or family or, supposed friends, have criticized us we must return to the mediocrity of their flatline expectations and cooperate with others limited view of our potential!
I literally relish…and love…and feel humbled and honored to exceed the expectations that others have set for me!
Is there someone in your life that you are not seeing? Is there a colleague or a family member or a friend…or more…that you are not seeing…are you sleepwalking?
You may be surrounded by people that care about you…and you have not awakened?
Note: Sleepwalking photos are courtesy of Google search.