It may be against nature that we find our ways
That our fetish with limits does clearly stand out.
But at four thirty A.M. much freedom abounds
To take care of one’s own things. The new self resounds
With the day’s possibilities. There is no doubt
That it will be magnificent. Such is one’s praise.
I can set my intention early in the day
When the mind is wide open and clear as a bell,
And the spirit is beaming with God’s loving light.
During this time I know everything is alright.
As it becomes habitual I become well.
A wholehearted approach I’ll achieve in this way.
It’s just straight up self-discipline. It isn’t fun
To get up in the morning when the alarm rings.
It does not sing a song. It hits you like a bat,
And there is but one simple way to combat that.
An aggressive but loving compulsiveness brings
About blessings of wholeness for a job well done.
Discipline and will power do not dissipate
The more that they are practiced. The reverse is true.
They gain strength when they’re made use of, and that’s the goal.
Working out in the morning can make one feel whole
Rather than in the afternoon. Too much of you
Is consumed by commitments that can’t seem to wait.