Some months ago, I began a new morning ritual, of drinking a small cappuccino after my shower, before beginning morning practice, using freshly ground coffee and a one-cup Bialettti to make it. I enjoy it enormously. For quite some time, I was reading the morning news online while drinking the coffee. Then, a couple of months ago, I began reading Ramakrishna in the morning, and definitively not looking at the news before beginning my practice. Once I began with Ramakrishna, I could not imagine how I was allowing myself to look at the news so early in the day, as for almost all of my spiritual practice years I would pay careful attention to what might come my way in the way of input before morning Sadhana.