Amritvela (The Ambrosial Hours) is one of the most beneficial things to a Gursikh, or anyone wanting to meditate.
It's the time in the day when everything is quiet, no disturbances and is perfect to contemplate God/read Bani.
My problem is that my Amritvela Rehit is soooooo slack now, I get up one or two days a week.
Amritvela has always been a huge problem for me, by my own doing. I used to be a hardcore gamer, so my routine meant that I'd be playing computer games until 6/7am then sleep until 4/5pm. I did this for around 3 years, but recently when I realised that I was wasting my life and not getting enough out of the 'career' I quit. My standard of life has improved soo much, not just my family/education but I'd like to think my Sikhi too.
Recently however, Amritvela is such a problem for me. I'm currently studying at university 3 days a week, but my evening schedule is very busy. There are atleast 2/3 nights a week when i get home for around 11/12, and get to sleep for around 1. On these days amritvela (12am-6am) wake up is near impossible for me.
Im out of the house 4/5 evenings in the week, and its mostly Sikhi related at the moment. But my Amritvela rehit is being 'sacrificed' for these evening keertans or gatka training. I'm very confused as to wether I should concentrate on solely waking up at Amritvela or attending Sangat.
There is so much emphasis on Sadh Sangat in Gurbani, and so much on waking up at Amritvela - I suppose I just need to find the right balance.
I've thought about doing my Nitnem at 12, after having a full head to toe wash - but without shutting down my system, am I really rising for the Guru?