On A Short Thought About Sleeping

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.

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