Most people are grumpy in the morning. Does that include you? If it does, the first step in dealing with it is to accept it and try to understand it. For most people the only meditation experience that they have is their sleep time. If you look at sleep time in terms of the five-fold cycle of the brain and human consciousness, you have peak experience and evolution in your consciousness followed by illumination, processing and integration.
Through the sleep cycle you move through peak experience, evolution and illumination. Then when you awaken, you enter into the clearing (or processing) part of the cycle. For most people this is in the morning. So people are cathartic in the morning and therefore grumpy until they have moved through the clearing of their sleep cycle and into integration.
Within the holistic lifestyle it is said that the mornings up until about noon are dedicated to cleansing, to clearing of the body, the emotions and the mind. In a true holistic lifestyle you would not eat anything until after the noon hour. Rather you drink, you cleanse, you flush and you purify. And most importantly, you exercise. You move your energy because moving the energy assists in moving that which is clearing, which is your old data … the data that you are releasing that is no longer congruent with the experience of who you are now as an evolving form of individuated consciousness.
If you were to follow the holistic lifestyle and apply it in your daily life then you wouldn’t find yourself grumpy in the morning. But when you are grumpy what’s even worse is meeting someone who is happy. When you are grumpy it is all the more challenging to your experience to encounter those who are happy because they magnify your grumpiness. So do the best you can to clear your morning grumpiness. In this understanding I invite you to be wakeful … to be as wakeful… as present in the here and now moment… as it is possible for you to be. Wakefulness makes a big difference in moving you through your grumpiness. When you’re wakeful within the now of life happening, you’re naturally happy because you unveil your innate joy and happiness. You experience the true reality of yourself … as blissful consciousness. In true wakefulness, grumpiness doesn’t stand a chance!