Boredom, an Underrated State
Someone told me on a retreat that she was incredibly bored. She decided that rather than looking for something to engage with, she would just investigate boredom. When we met again she’d had this incredible experience.
In meditation we turn towards what is actually happening, if that’s boredom, fine bring it on, explore boredom. Can you really say that one state of mind is more or less interesting than another?
When some free time opens up in our lives it can feel uncomfortable. We’ve longed for it and now we have it doesn’t feel good at all. It’s like going cold turkey, we are coming off ‘busyness’ and we don’t know how long it will be till it feels good.
Don't do anything.
Eventually a certain space opens up, this is the space that mediation and creativity comes from.