Our dualistic mind gets bored quickly and it will look for any distractions to prevent this experience.
Being bored is a good thing. During that time, our dualistic mind has nothing to chew on, nothing to get excited about, and nothing to be afraid of. From there we can be present. At times, boredom covers up for an emotion we don’t want to feel. When we resist boredom, our minds may go into negativity, depression, or addiction.
When we surrender to boredom, our mind shifts: we have the capacity to experience our finite and infinite self and a new sense of reality emerges. When we surrender to boredom, our mind becomes space and from there, we can embrace life’s challenges more gracefully.
Can you invite boredom into your life? How deeply can you surrender?