Light My Way: What Getting Up At Sunrise is Teaching Me

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The Morning Light

The sun rises and sets at 6:00 this close to the equator. It resets your biological clock to a very primitive mode and your body absorbs the energy of the sun’s time as it’s own.  Waking up at 5:00am feels natural, like my body had been craving this organic experience of living and sleeping.

In the states my sleep system was all over the place. Going to bed at 6:00pm and then 4:00am the next day, waking up at odd times, taking naps throughout the day that lasted longer than 4 hours. My body and mind felt out of wack. But since I arrived here it was like my mind and energy reset to jungle time. I woke up this morning to the sounds of the howler monkey’s and that ever present hum of crickets and cicadas, put on my headlamp, grabbed my camera and headed for…

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