“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself.”
As a disclaimer, let me now admit that my Golden Hour is usually more like a Golden Half-hour, but I do start my day with it.
I feel it’s very important for us to kick-start our mornings. Same as nutritionists will tell you the most important meal of the day is breakfast as it will “fuel” the remainder of the day, I also believe it’s just as important that we “fuel” our mental day.
I try to time my Golden Hour by awakening before sunrise, and greeting the sun. It the weather is obliging, I often use my own version of Tai-Chai to stretch my body and my mind, all while the sun is rising. If at home, this is usually on my front porch which faces the sun. I watch the horse and sheep as they peacefully graze. If at the beach, or on a cruise, I usually do this at the shore. As always, I greet the sunrise with “Gee, it’s going to be a beautiful day.”
I then do into my devotions, either Bible reading, or a series of prayers, and at times, worship through silent songs. I often follow this with silent meditation, not of the chanting kind, but more of the reflective, what do I want to accomplish today, kind. This is more mental, than physical, so I’m not writing anything down at this time.
From this, I ease into my morning. I now begin writing down my goals for the day, until it’s actually time to start to work.
I know everyone’s not a morning person, but I certainly find my mind clearer in the morning. If you are more of a night person, then you can do this later in the morning, or even at night, in preparation of a good night’s sleep.
I hope you’ll let me know when you begin your Golden Hour, and what it rewards it’s giving you. I promise it will bring you hope and happiness.