Do you ever battle boredom? Are you looking for interesting things to do, but coming up short? Perhaps it’s time to look at life from a more spiritually inspired point of view.
One truth I’ve learned over the years is that when one is seriously engaged with spiritual sense, there is not a dull moment in their life. Boredom is a phenomenon of looking for happiness through the material senses, and not finding it. In spiritual sense, there are so many interesting truths and spiritual vistas to discover, investigate, explore and grow with, that boredom is an utter impossibility.
When I was a young child, I remember frequently telling my mom that I was bored. With 5 children under her wing, she had her hands full, but would list off a couple of activities I could engage and quickly moved on with her chores. She expected me to figure out how to keep myself entertained. And I would, but it took me a few years to figure out the cure for boredom.
As I grew older, I found activities to engage my mind, and never grew bored. I was on a quest for truth, and I saw so much to learn that finding enough time to delve into the realities of being became the challenge, rather than finding something to do with my time.
Looking back on my early childhood, I can see that it was material sense that was bored. I was trying to find things to do with my hands and feet, rather than with my mind, and the options I saw never satisfied me. I was really craving deeper spiritual engagement. And that’s what I do today, loving every second of it. I can’t imagine becoming bored. It’s a foreign concept to me now.
Boredom is a sure sign that a person is trying to find happiness through the physical senses and coming up empty-handed. Since there is no real happiness in matter, the effect of boredom, in this instance, is no surprise. The cure is to seek spiritual reality, to grapple and wrestle with spiritual truth until it is fully understood and demonstrated in one’s experience. This type of pursuit requires a full-time effort and is extremely rewarding.
Don’t ever settle for boredom! You can do better. Life is God, infinite good, and phenomenally interesting.
Engage with Life. Seek Truth. Expand, grow, progress. It’s a choice you can make. If done, boredom will become inconceivable to you.