How to Overcome Boredom
The Truth Shall Set Your Free
What is Boredom?
Boredom is the neediness for something "exciting" to happen. It's the
craving for drama. It's the attachment/addiction to experiencing
physical sensations. It's the desire to satisfy the physical senses.
It's the wantingness to satisfy animal urges, rather than spiritual
peace. It's the choosing of a temporary instant gratification, over
long term well-being. Boredom is the choosing of pleasure over peace,
because peace is perceived as being "boring". It's the urge to DO
something in hopes of finding happiness, instead of simply BEING that
Boredom is the inability to accept life for what it is, as it is in
this very moment. Boredom is the inability to see the beauty of the
world, as it is right now. It's the unwillingness to see the perfection
of what's right in front of our faces. It's the faulty judgemental
egoic opinion that something is "wrong" with existence. Boredom is the
absence of acceptance, and the rejection of contentness. It's the
neediness to change the situation because the mind refuses to be happy
with what is. Boredom is the refusal of happiness in this very moment.
When the mind is needy, there always has to be something more. With
boredom, things always have to be different than how they already are.
Boredom is intolerance and discrimination. Boredom is the absence of
Boredom is the anticipation of what could be, but isn't. It's the
looking forward to what doesn't exist in reality. It's the indulgence
in an illusionary dream of imagination, and the escaping of reality.
Boredom is a form of anxiety and stress. Boredom determines many of our
erroneous actions, and is therefore the source of much of our
suffering. Boredom is a psychological problem that is best to be let go
of. When one lets boredom take control of them, one is never satisfied
Boredom is the false notion that happiness lies outside oneself. It's
born from the unawareness that happiness can simply be chosen at all
moments of life, despite life's circumstances. Boredom happens because
of ignorance and unconsciousness. Boredom is the result of a lack of
truth. Boredom is a negativity. Boredom creates problems.
Boredom is the identification with the autonomous cellular neural
functioning/activities/thinkingness of the physical brain, instead of
the identification with the formless spiritual awareness that silently
observes the mind's automatic functioning/thinking from an "outside"
Boredom is the worry that something is being missed out on. It's the
fear of doing nothing. It's the fear of silence, or more specifically,
the fear of the silence of your own mind. It's the fear that one's life
will come to an end if one stops thinking. It's the fear that the "me",
"myself", and "I" might die. Boredom is the fear of death because the
automatic thinkingness of the mind is falsely identified as being "me".
When one takes control of the mind (lets it go), instead of being
controlled by it, boredom becomes non-existent, and
happiness/joy/contentness/peace then becomes permanent, instead of just
temporary. When one's happiness is no longer limited to only when
experiencing external phenomena, one realizes that the true source of
happiness is, and always has been, found and experienced within, as a
choice. Happiness is an inner choice, right here, right now, and
always, no matter what life's external happenings are. The outer
becomes completely irrelevant as one becomes immersed in this permanent
inwardly experienced happiness/joy/bliss/ecstasy. And this profoundly
ineffable bliss/ecstasy/peace is far beyond any physical sensation that
one could possibly imagine (and yes, that includes sex). All that one
has to do is refuse the mind's activities, and choose to be it.
Boredom can't be quenched. It can only be let go of.