As the pace of living has accelerated, the mind—your mind—has become more and more bored.
Not too long ago, it felt normal to wait a month to receive the next edition of your favorite magazine or comic book. These days, if what you want doesn’t download in seconds—arghhh! The irritation starts to build. Even a few seconds of waiting can feel excruciating.
Even more so, sitting still on a meditation cushion.
Breathing in, breathing out.
Repeating a mantra.
Meditation can get really boring—hooray!
How can dullness and blah deepen your meditation practice?
That’s the question we explore in this Nano teaching which was curated from a longer Wisdom Heart Community program.
Highlights from this Nano teaching:
>> How the mind has been conditioned towards distraction.
>> Why our typical tactics to alleviate boredom will never lead us into the depths of consciousness we yearn for.
>> The power of embracing boredom.
>> How curiosity can transform boredom and your entire meditative practice.
>> The powerful realization: to break free of boredom, we must experience it completely.
>> How recognizing thought patterns such as boredom can lead to the next level of your awakening.
What is your relationship with boredom? Feel free to share here.
Love and Shanti,