your whole body, mind, and spirit. Nothing held back. No problem too big that you couldn't wrestle with it to come up with possible solutions. The same was probably true with your first blush of love in a relationship. No problem too big that you couldn't overcome together. Beginnings hold such promise and so many possibilities.
Now fast forward. Are you bringing that kind of energy to your life currently? Could you find that new beginning energy and commitment to discover something weird and wonderful in your life today?
The first step to accessing new beginning energy is to let go of trying to be happy, fulfilled, and content and replace the "trying" with acceptance. Not the acceptance that says there's nothing you can do. But the acceptance that says, this-is-what-is-happening. You stop resisting for a moment and take a breath, so awareness and discovery can start to show up. Acceptance allows you to pause to reflect. You connect with what is without judging it as boredom. You'll realize that you're more competent with extensive experience today and that you're ready to re-engage differently, not because something is wrong but because you're waking up to what's possible.
Boredom doesn't happen because of winning or losing. You win some. You lose some. Failure happens. Success happens.
Boredom is a state of mind.
How you change your mind is the critical question. First, don't be in a hurry. Kindly slow down and look into all the answers to why you're bored without throwing any of them out the window. Identify silly reasons as well as logical or meaningful reasons. Laugh and have fun with the exploration. Don't get into action to alleviate the boredom too quickly. Quick action may cover up groundbreaking insights. Take some time to reflect on what you want, which is different from reflecting on what you want to do. You may have what you want, and you're distancing yourself from fulfillment by telling yourself you're bored. Could it be that you're just not used to having no goals, complaints, or problems to solve?
I can always create a problem to solve. There are so many to choose from in our personal worlds and the bigger world we live in together. But often, we bring the same solutions to the same problems without any breakthroughs to change the thinking that got us into trouble in the first place. So right now, I'm happy to be in the space that many would call boredom that I'm calling the space between things, like the space between notes that can create a new melody, a new beginning. Boredom may be the first step to finding the freedom to be an original thinker.
Cheers to boredom.
Paulette Sun Davis