A Thought on Drowsiness

When you are overcome with drowsiness, what would you do? You might have a cup of coffee to keep you awake. Nonetheless, you feel uncomfortable to sit down in a chair. After all, you leave the office earlier with a great feeling of freedom. Guess what? It is not a freedom but just indolence.
Mens agitat molem
This Latin quote means "Mind moves matter", spoken by Virgil, a Roman poet renowned in a century before Christ. It corresponds to the philosophy of Il-Che-You-Shim-Cho (一切唯心造) such that everything depends on mind [1], which was suggested in Avatamsaka Sutra, one of the important Buddhism scriptures in East Asia, and emphasized by Wonhyo, a renowned Korean Buddhist. In the bible, Jesus also taught, "Everything is possible for one who believes" (23 Mark 9). The thought had a great impact on forming my philosophy when I was a teen.
Drowsiness might be a signal of unfaithfulness and lazy mind since your body physically responds according to spiritual and mental states either consciously or unconsciously. One of instrumental ways to keep you awake against drowsiness is autosuggestion to enhance your motivation. You can suggest by yourself that your work is very important, would be achieved, and finally contribute to glorifying the God, as Rachmaninoff applied to escape from depression [2].

Further readings
  1. Kim, J. H., Understanding Narrative Inquiry: The Crafting and Analysis of Stories as Research, book, SAGE Publications (2015).
  2. You, W., Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2: Musical Sublimation of Pain, Brain in God (2016).
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