Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
I could not sleep last night, though there was no pain. In the afternoon I had a cup of tea. Do you think it was responsible?
It is true that a sense of nervous exhaustion sets in after taking it. I wanted to stop it after your writing but here I am again!
Certainly, you should not have taken tea in these circumstances. It is not good for the nerves.
All trouble comes at night! I was a little mortified to think that you can't or won't give me some sleep. After all, I maybe responsible for it.
It is your nerves that are responsible – they have too little resistance probably to pain and illness and are too easily restless. Relax yourself at night and don't struggle to sleep – but relax with all the mind and nerves and body quiet and let sleep come.