2012-06-20

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The Art of Being Bored

A friend of mine is working towards enlightenment (an oxymoron, I know, but just follow the story here). She meditates every day, trying to clear her mind and be in the moment. She's very good at it. So good, in fact, that she's discovered one thing they don't talk about much in spiritual studies: enlightenment is boring. Boring, that is, to our Western mind that gets engaged in the process of getting somewhere (enlightenment), then forgets that it is often the journey, not the destination, that brings rewards. Boring,


You Can Do It!

Today I just wanted to encourage you.

Why?

Because even as you are doing your best to motivate yourself there will be days when it all seems too much.

Still, no matter how challenging life gets bear in mind the following three points.

1 Your problems are not personal

Most of our problems can be solved right away once we learn the correct strategy. Theories might help however often they will only allow you to understand the problem without giving you a solution you can put to good use right away.


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