For a Sikh this is the best time in the day to meditate.
|muhO ik bolxu bolIAY ijqu suix Dry ipAwru ] |
| muha k bolan boleeai jith sun dhharae piaar || |
|What words can we speak to evoke His Love? |
|AMimRq vylw scu nwau vifAweI vIcwru ] |
| a(n)mrith vaelaa sach naao vaddiaaee veechaar || |
|In the Amrit Vaylaa, the ambrosial hours before dawn, chant the True Name, and contemplate His Glorious Greatness.|
The time given varies from person to person, jatha to jatha but around 12-6am is the best time.
Personally, this has always been (and still is) my greatest challenge.
As a teenager, I spent alot of my time in bed. Late nights we're brought on by computer games, late night television or simply laying in bed trying to get to sleep (with no luck).
The key to waking up is going to sleep. Our body needs atleast 6/8 hours of sleep depending on the individual. Maybe more if we are involved in stressful/physical activities during the day.
One day you might only sleep 4 hours and be fine, but the next day you need to remember to go to sleep that much earlier in order to 'catch up' on your sleep - otherwise it's really hard to maintain your waking up time.
The best way is to sort a time, and stick to it. Keep reminding yourself why your getting up. The Guru has told us countless times through Gurbani that the best time to meditate is in the ambrosial hours, and if we want something from God - be it a new car, good education or the Lords Name then we must do something for God.
Dedicating a minimum of two and half hours a day isn't hard, if we have our priorities right. The only thing certain in life, is death. And when we die the only thing that will go with us is the Mistakes we make everyday, and how much we've remembered God through Simran/Seva/Gurbani.
Why forget the Lord that gives us everything, and more?