So many people say "They never get bored" There's too much to do! Only boring people get bored.
I must have been the most boring person in the Universe. So boring that the geese and the deer and the mice wouldn't even provide entertainment. So boring, so boring.
The restlessness was excruciating. Painful! Intense suffering! Sometimes I felt like I was going crazy with restlessness and boredom.
But here is the scoop: Boredom and restlessness have been the greatest gifts of my life. There you have it.
Because of boredom, I became deeply acquainted with emptiness. In a way that would have been impossible while surrounded with people and projects and things. Boredom led into the labyrinth of the emptiness. It led so deep into the self that I became personally acquainted with Nothing.
And that Nothing has become Everything.
So, if boredom decides to come visiting you, don't push away. Invite in, tell stories, entertain. But if gets bored with you: stop. Just sit with emptiness.
Be bored. Be deeper than bored.
You might fall in love with it too.
One of the things I've learned is to be okay to be alone with myself, when there is nothing to entertain or distract me, to simply - be -!
You are what you think.
If we are what we eat, as the old saying goes,
we may also be what we think. Or how we think, as well as how much we think.
Toledo, John Ahmer
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