I am up at 5 every morning. after a quick clean up it is on to the cushion for 40 minutes of meditation. I always end my meditation with compassion for myself and then everyone I will see during the day including challenging people. Off to the gym at 6 and at work by 7:30 with a calm train commute on days I don't need my car. Some days I can see dolphins and deer on the same train ride. I can prepare for the day at the office calmly. Ironically now that my kids are grown I am in bed as early as they were at there youngest! My sangha meets at 7AM Saturdays and Tuesdays so I am more than ready for the lessons my teacher offers. Many blessings to those who follow the early morning path.