posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 09:05 PM
Point of boredom?
How do you know that boredom exists?
I think boredom is a symptom of a sickness. The sickness is letting your mind and intellectual process define your being (at the moment), and never
letting it cease, and return to the peace.
(I didn't mean for that to rhyme, apology)
When you let your mind control you, it seeks 'distractions' constantly, it can't just stay still. You have to calm it down, and let it just exist
in peace - that's when the Divine can radiate through you, and there's no way you can be bored.
YOU are never bored, it's just your restless mind, constantly seeking, wanting to process, wanting to satisfy (and of course it can never be
satisfied) itself by all kinds of pursuits - intellectual, entertaining, creative, or otherwise.
When you silence your mind, and let peace completely and utterly fill you, there is no boredom. Boredom was never real, it was just you not being in
control, but letting your tools control you.
If I were never tired, I would probably never experience boredom. It's only when I am so exhausted that I can't do anything, but can't sleep,
either, that I get to that crazy state, where the mind starts lying to me that it's bored. Once I calm it down, and stop its struggling - I tell
myself, don't fight, and don't put the mind to fight or struggle - just leave it be, and it'll calm down - there is no boredom.
If you sit on a chair, "looking for things to do", you can get bored. If you are trying to listen to or watch some lecture that is either irrelevant
or nonsensical (politicians are a good bet for this), you can feel bored, because your mind gets restless.
Control the mind, and there's no boredom.
Then again, boredom has a function - without it, we would probably still live in caves and other bases, and gather berries for food. But we need not
be controlled by it - we can control it easily. If there's no useful or meaningful task for the mind, we can just let it rest. We don't have to let
it run circles on neutral with nothing to do.
Jomina, it's not unnatural to have your physical and emotional needs satisfied. The mind just needs to relax at such a time.
It's very productive and useful to have an active mind in the external and creative world, but without relaxation, we will just bring a neurosis to
ourselves. Besides, it's a bad idea to let you mind control you, instead of you controlling it. It can lead to very unpleasant consqeuences, that are
much worse than boredom could ever be.
In any case, boredom is an illusion, it only happens to the mind. I don't think the soul is ever bored. A good meditation will confirm you of this
(though it can take a few months).