Turning off of the mind can be very difficult. In a quest for great sleep, I can only reflect on my childhood memory of Sesame Street and counting sheep. This made me wonder. why sheep? I came up with three possibilities, which made perfect sense. I can remember seeing these cartoon animals jumping over a wooden fence and think the jumping has to represent floating up towards the sky and releasing the cares of the day.
The sheep are somewhat round and fluffy like a cloud, and their bodies remind me of a soft pillow.
Lastly, the counting portion I think is supposed to put you in a trance of strict concentration and an almost hypnotizing, boring drill so your mind will check out or zone out on the sheep. I am not sure counting sheep is not going to help although it has been a favorite “go to” solution. … Read More