08.22.11 // My Mondays
All the time I am involved in communications where the other person is justifying, explaining, or complaining about how bored they are.
I’ve never ever understood this . . . and I think that’s an amazing gift that I’ve been granted for my lifetime. I am blessed to view the world through the eyes of curiosity.
I understand feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost, unfocused, conflicted, lonely, melancholy, restless, etc. . . . but I can never understand boredom. In my eyes, there are always SO many amazing things one can be doing to occupy their time and their energies. How am I able to see this truth, but so many others just can’t? . . . a situation that simultaneously confounds and saddens me.
There’s a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don’t understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don’t understand boredom. — Dustin Hoffman
There are things you WANT to be doing with yourself. I know there are. Things you want to do, to watch, to read, to experience, to do for others, to witness, to facilitate, to document, to commemorate, to repair, to connect with, to re-invent, to embrace . . . Stories you want to tell . . . Art you want to create . . . Things you want to build . . . Improvements you want to make . . . Habits you want to cultivate . . . People you want to help . . . Relationships you want to invest in, rekindle, allow to evolve . . .
Why choose to allow boredom to take the seat at the head of your table when there is so much awesomeness that life is constantly trying to provide to you?!
Something to think about, yeah? I sure think so.
with passion & gratitude — jenbish