I am a morning person. I prefer to be up and about greeting the day as soon as possible. One of my favourite things to do is to get out of bed, just before first light and make may way to the beach, 20 minutes away and go for a swim as the sun rises.
Like Samael Aun Weor (when said that he sojourned on a roof top and greeted the sunrise), I too love to start the day with:
I do this whenever I can, whether it be summer or winter. Currently, the morning temperature is around 9 C (48 F) and the water is a balmy 16 C (60 F).
The only times I have decided to not go is when it is pouring down with rain (because of the inconvenience of getting all my clothes wet)!
I have noticed however, that my friends, every one of them, decide that it's too cold to go swimming and categorically decline any invitation I make to start the day in such a great way.
Such is Self-Will.
Obviously I cannot judge, since it is the same Self-Will that I exert when I decide that it is too wet to go swimming.
However, doesn't the Lord's Prayer have this line:
Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven?
In future, when I decide that it's too wet to go for a swim, i'll try to remember that this is My Will being done, and not necessarily Father's...
How many other times throughout the day do I exert My Will upon things? I decide. I want. I... I... I...
I need to do much, much better.