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Boredom = beware of (the) rut (it is an) entertainment drama of (the) mind
beware of (the) robotic entertainment drama of (the) mind
Blessed is the individual who doesn't need to be entertained all the time,
and that is able just to be quietly, content and comfortable with him/her Self.
A significant number of activities/entertainment exist because the people
involved (whether by inventing it or by using it) have fallen for the robotic
scenario of boredom. As you can read above, boredom is a game of the mind.
As you can see on this page about the mind, the mind is just "a piece" of
individual consciousness, that is separated from the rest of the individual spirit
by an one-way mirror (symbolically). Thus the mind thinks it is separate from
the rest, which is supported by the illusory appearance of separate bodies
and other physical objects. People, who use intellect (smartness) to guide
their lives, live through the mind; their mind is not rooted in intelligence (in
the spirit). Because their intelligence is not overseeing the mind, the mind
is free to create whatever drama it wants, and to escalate the dramas.
Unless the person wakes up, this entertainment drama of the mind can
go on endlessly. The mind comes up with something; for a little while it is
satisfied with "it"; then "it" becomes old news and the mind comes up with
something "better"; after a little while that too becomes an old hat and the
mind comes up with something even more "advanced"; if the mind cannot
continue evolving the same scenario, it switches to a different one; if the mind
runs out of new scenarios, it cycles back to one of the old scenarios, because
by this time it has become interesting again; and so on.
As an example, let's consider skiing:
Initial stage: cross-country skiing is a great way to get around in a snow country
and it's fun. Especially fun is skiing down a hill - it's easy and exciting.
End of the initial stage: the mind gets used to the limited speed and capabilities
of the cross-country skis, gets bored and looks for an "improvement".
Escalation stage 1: the mind comes up with wider and shorter skis that allow
greater speed and maneuverability, but can be practically used only for
downhill skiing. The mind switches from the boring cross-country skiing
to the exciting, fast downhill skiing.
End of escalation stage 1: the mind gets bored with the downhill skiing
after a while and looks for an "improvement", to make it even more exciting.
Escalation stage 2: the mind finds a steep hill with bumps. The bumps
enable some jumping and make it so much more exciting.
End of escalation stage 2: the mind gets bored with the higher speed
of the steep hill and the by-now-small-jumps; it's now an old hat; something
more exciting is needed.
Escalation stage 3: the mind realizes that having an extremely steep
and icy hill produces great speed, and having a big "bump" at the end of it
induces a short flight. Skis to extend the flight are quickly invented.
End of escalation stage 3: having extreme acceleration and a 100-meter flight
through the air wears out. The mind gets used to it. It becomes dull, boring.
What else is there to do? The mind dabbles in extreme downhill speed skiing.
It is done on relatively short runs with special skis and skin-tight clothes
with speeds reaching close to 200km/h. But that's too short, too straight,
too restrictive. Something juicier, more challenging is needed.
Escalation stage 4: the mind hires a helicopter to be taken to the top
of a mountain, and then skis down the mountain following its own trail,
jumping off cliffs, racing through crevices and slaloming amongst trees,
all that at high speeds. Now that is exciting! For how long? Well, it
eventually wears out, too. But hey, there is always something else - sky
diving, base jumping, mountain climbing, cycling down mountains, etc.
That was an example on how the mind functions when it is not guided by
intelligence. If most minds were guided by intelligence, a huge number
of activities/entertainment that now exist would not come to manifestation.
In the above-example, it is very likely the intelligent individual would
stop at stage 1, or maybe even at the initial stage.
All this mind-based, boredom-avoiding entertainment is projected from
the person outwards. That is true of even listing to music, reading, watching
TV, or thinking to avoid boredom.
This is very tragic, because "the kingdom of heaven" is inside each individual.
Thus, when the person lives through the mind, he/she misses her true Self,
misses his/her intelligence, and is basically certain to come up with
harmful activities/entertainment. Where intelligence would naturally see
that engaging in a certain activity is counter-productive to one's well-being
(and/or to the well-being of others), the mind lacks this discerning
A simple test to see if you fall for the entertainment drama of the mind is
sitting quietly, or doing some very repetitive activity, such as bicycling
on a home trainer, exercising on a rowing machine, jogging on a treadmill, etc.
Can you sit and/or exercise under those conditions quietly, peacefully, free
of thinking, free of listening to music, free of scanning the room with
your eyes (that too is a mind-based activity), free of watching the timer (yes,
that is an activity of the mind, as well)? If you can safely do so, close
your eyes. How long can you last, while remaining internally at ease?
Boredom is a symptom of neurosis. People who need to do something so
they don't get bored are being neurotic to some degree.
Of course, intelligent entertainment is OK. Engaging in intelligent
activities is OK. The difference is, that the intelligent person
is at peace with him/her Self, and the entertainment/activities the
individual choses are not there to prevent boredom, but to provide fun.
A mind-based person is not at ease, and the activities he/she
entertains are an endless boredom-avoidance program. Many
of those activities can be harmful.
An intelligence-based person is at ease and doesn't have to
do anything at all. Such a person is perfectly content with
just sitting quietly (aka meditating) for even hours. Or, such
a person engages in some activities. Because it's all guided
by intelligence, those activities are positive, beneficial,
Because an intelligence-based person is at ease, relaxed,
and peaceful, he/she can better feel the signs and guidance
his/her body gives. A boredom-avoiding person can easily
miss those signs and guidance, because he/she is too busy
with her mind.
Each person's internal intelligence guides to true good health
and joy. To be aware of that guidance, the mind has to be quiet.
Intelligence is very powerful, but can be subtle. Busy mind
is a loud mind, and thus the gentle guidance by intelligence
can be missed. This can manifest as accidents, diseases,
unpleasant happenings, struggle, violence, destructive emotions,
substance abuse, crime, disconnection from Divine Loves (Gods).
This is not to say that everything the intelligence-based
individual does is perfect or harmless. Mistakes can be made,
boo-boos can happen, but then they are not as destructive,
as "bad", as the ones made due to living through the mind.
How to free your life from boredom?
Addressing the basics of true good health is a must.
Silent meditations are vital, as well, if you're congruent with
them - more about that here.
Being aware of what's written on this website is beneficial, as well.
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