Promised myself I’d be in bed by 11 tonight, but here I am again.
I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark. Henry David Thoreau
For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with the ability to sleep a good night’s rest.
My body will shut down, but my brain won’t. Mostly, it sucks. Sometimes, it’s enlightening. I do my best reading / thinking / writing when I should be sleeping. I even do my best work for my company. I wonder if Thoreau was the same way. I once read that Leonardo Divinci hardly ever slept. Same with Einstein. Good company or bad examples?
I hear people talk about the ability to clear their thoughts and meditate, to truly shut out the outside world. How does one do that? That’s such a foreign concept to me.
I just can’t stop thinking.