The term “staying awake” is one of the most overused words in the English language. What does that mean? It means, “I have to stay awake.” Some people believe that staying awake means to have a good night’s sleep.
No, it means you need to set aside a certain amount of time each day to be awake for whatever reason, and to be awake means to be awake. If you’ve ever been out to a bar or party, you know that it’s the people who are “alive” who get all the attention.
The term staying awake can also be used to describe the act of trying to remain awake. For example, if you are trying to stay awake in order to take a nap, you are not actually staying awake. You are merely trying to keep your body asleep.
A sleep is a state of being in which your body, mind, and spirit have the capacity to sleep. You are able to sleep without waking up. When you sleep, you wake up. When you wake up, you are not asleep. The only way to sleep in the night is to wake up yourself. So instead of trying to sleep, you find yourself in a state of wakefulness. You wake up, you find yourself in the sleep, and you wake up.
Sleeping is a state that should be practiced by everyone. You are all capable of sleeping. You are all capable of staying awake. You are all capable of not being afraid of the dark.
But the only way to sleep is to wake up, to wake up yourself. You are not asleep. You are awake.
How do you get back to sleep? You’re actually awake when you find yourself in a dream.