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Finding Time For Boredom

 

“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

 

As I have written before, I am seldom bored. Not only is life too short but there are still so many things to contemplate, to read, to see, to do? In my mind I do them all. Perhaps that’s one of the secrets to overcoming boredom. If we learn to develop a life in the mind and outside of it. I love to meditate and still my thoughts and almost anything can become a mindful practice if you let it. Left unattended my mind descends into word play and terrible puns which I may inflict on people. I also like to let my imagination run free and see what kind of trouble it can get into. I also love contemplating some of the more difficult questions about humanity; many of which I discuss here on the blog. Plus there are the normal family, home life and work related things that need to be attended to. One day I may make time for boredom. Not yet tho not yet.
Blessings, G

 

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Little Red's NightLittle Red’s Night by G A Rosenberg

 

Stepping Outside The Night She Saw Nothing UnusualStepping Outside the Night She Saw Nothing Unusual by G A Rosenberg

 

Finding Time For Boredom

 

“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

 

As I have written before, I am seldom bored. Not only is life too short but there are still so many things to contemplate, to read, to see, to do? In my mind I do them all. Perhaps that’s one of the secrets to overcoming boredom. If we learn to develop a life in the mind and outside of it. I love to meditate and still my thoughts and almost anything can become a mindful practice if you let it. Left unattended my mind descends into word play and terrible puns which I may inflict on people. I also like to let my imagination run free and see what kind of trouble it can get into. I also love contemplating some of the more difficult questions about humanity; many of which I discuss here on the blog. Plus there are the normal family, home life and work related things that need to be attended to. One day I may make time for boredom. Not yet tho not yet.
Blessings, G

 

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Little Red's NightLittle Red’s Night by G A Rosenberg

 

Stepping Outside The Night She Saw Nothing UnusualStepping Outside the Night She Saw Nothing Unusual by G A Rosenberg

 

Emotional Waters

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

 

When too much is going on in my head, doing more or finding more to think about rarely helps. I have to sit with what’s there and let it gradually either fade or sink to the bottom. When I’m feeling frustration or impatience, I don’t find it helpful to dwell on the source of these emotions. That just adds fuel to the fire.  It also doesn’t help to tell myself that I shouldn’t feel what I’m feeling. That adds guilt to the list. If I sit with whatever the emotion is, letting myself feel it, even watching myself feel it as much as possible and I find it start to dissipate. It feels quite a bit like muddy water looks when it settles, a clearing thats gradual at first and then picks up speed until only a few traces of the cloudiness remain. After the emotion has gone, I can look at causes and reasons and perhaps come to a dispassionate understanding. At the very least I can do it from a perspective of peace and calm.
Blessings, G

 

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Time-ZoneTIme-Zoned by G A Rosenberg

 

SeededSeeded by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 15 2012

“It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”
― Carl Sandburg

I’ve been considering all these questions of late… along with the eternal ones posited by Spider and Jeanne Robinson. How did I come to be here and how did all this come to be here with me and ultimately with a sense of proportion, Why am I so alone? Oh I know I’m not. Between the internet, my family and friends anytime I want I can have a conversation of almost any intensity I want but when it comes to understanding and feeling understood I sometimes find myself in my own skull. Oh most times that’s not so bad. I kind of like it here and have been working at making it a fit place for company, even my own. Still find myself reaching out and reaching in and searching for that rock… Sometime’s pondering and contemplation are good for their own sake.
Blessings, G

 

 

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His Spirit Dreams in Electric Colours by G A Rosenberg

 

Purple Crystal by G A Rosenberg

Contemplation (Redux)

I sit here
in my mechanized sterile existence
and I gaze upon her natural beauty
entranced
wanting her to be
wanting her to be mine?
no for that would steal her beauty
and stop us both from being who we are

She sits there
creating wonder in every movement
she doesn’t even know I exist
and that too feeds the necessary balance
Perhaps I am the lucky one
for I can perceive my completion
and contemplate in love
— G A Rosenberg

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Contemplation by G A Rosenberg (2010)