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OfflineWhiteRussian
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Im bored
    #3227132 - 10/07/04 01:26 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Wtf is bored? lol


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Re: Im bored [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3227169 - 10/07/04 01:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

lack of inspiration that calls you into creative action? Start a new post on something inspiring. if you can't find the inspiration out there, then become it for others.


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Re: Im bored [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3227171 - 10/07/04 01:34 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Boredom, to me, is lack of stimulation. Brain food.


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Re: Im bored [Re: Frog]
    #3227236 - 10/07/04 01:48 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

yes lack of inspiration is my definition. i am feeling that right now


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Re: Im bored [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3229808 - 10/07/04 09:12 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I do 'prevention' activities with whole classes of 6th grade kids. One lesson is on feelings (emotions, not sensations). I tell them that Boredom is an emotion that prevents one from 'digging,' 'getting into,' or being curious about whatever is being offered in the moment. In other words, the refusal to become stimulated (as Frog said) by classroom instruction because they would rather be stimulated by the sight of the kid in front of them, a GameBoy, doodling, music, daydreams, cutting-up or just about anything but 'reading-writing-arithmetic.'

I have read a saying: "Boredom is the springboard to Eternity."


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Re: Im bored [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3230013 - 10/07/04 10:04 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

From a previous thread titled "Beyond the Thinking Mind".

The mind exists in a state of ?not enough? and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with mind, you get bored and restless very easily. Boredom means the mind is hungry for more stimulus, more food for thought, and its hunger is not being satisfied.

When you feel bored, you can satisfy the mind?s hunger by picking up a magazine, making a phone call, switching on the TV, surfing the web, going shopping, or ? and this is not uncommon ? transferring the mental sense of lack and its need for more to the body and satisfy it briefly by ingesting more food.

Or you can stay bored and restless and observe what it feels like to be bored and restless. As you bring awareness to the feeling, there is suddenly some space and stillness around it, as it were. A little at first, but as the sense of inner space grows, the feeling of boredom will begin to diminish in intensity and significance. So even boredom can teach you who you are and who you are not.

You discover that a ?bored person? is not who you are. Boredom is simply a conditioned energy movement within you. Neither are you an angry, sad, or fearful person. Boredom, anger, sadness or fear are not ?yours?, not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go.

Nothing that comes and go is you.

?I am bored.? Who knows this?

?I am angry, sad, afraid.? Who knows this?

You are the knowing, not the condition that is known.



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Re: Im bored [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #3230056 - 10/07/04 10:13 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Markos! You are a handsome fellow.  :wink: I can finally put a face to the wisdom now.  :thumbup:


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Re: Im bored [Re: allmakescombined]
    #3230076 - 10/07/04 10:17 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

yah cool picture markos, i can actually see the compassion and wisdom in your face that i know is in your mind.

those little kids are lucky to have you as a teacher

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Re: Im bored [Re: allmakescombined]
    #3230132 - 10/07/04 10:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Dude, if yer gonna quote me as a sig, the least I can do to acknowledge the honor is to supply a likeness. Besides, you've done that, and Frog and a few others. Actually, since nobody has ever mentioned the way cool Jacob Boehme mystic mushroomic Trinity pic, I thought I'd wax bold with a recent free middle school photo. But thanks for the compliment.


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Re: Im bored [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3230156 - 10/07/04 10:28 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Reality is boring


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Re: Im bored [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #3230241 - 10/07/04 10:35 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

It never went un-noticed, friend.  :heart:



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Re: Im bored [Re: Moonshoe]
    #3230619 - 10/07/04 11:20 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks Moonshoe, but methinks that youse guys are projecting just a bit too much of the Real Thing onto me mug. I'm not very photogenic, I'm just posting the pic to get a little more personal. Maybe its a kind of parallel to the truly Cosmic 'The Word became flesh,' when our imageless words here become associated with a form. I do believe the words I compose, but if you do something really self-centered and f**ked up to me in traffic, the place where I give greater range to my Shadow, I'm just as likely to call you a "stupid ass***e" as the next guy (we don't give the finger much in Miami - too many psychos with worse road-rage and guns  :smile:  ).


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Re: Im bored [Re: allmakescombined]
    #3230725 - 10/07/04 11:30 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

LOL! Wow!


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Re: Im bored [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #3230757 - 10/07/04 11:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

"Reality is boring"

That is a very negative outlook. Your reality is what you make it, and if it is boring you must remember it is merely a reflection of your self. What do you consider not boring?


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Re: Im bored [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3230805 - 10/07/04 11:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I didn't say that.


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Re: Im bored [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #3230834 - 10/07/04 11:43 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Forgive me I hurried in replying...I meant to call out Trendal on that one.


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Re: Im bored [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3230859 - 10/07/04 11:47 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

(I like Markos' pic, too.)

Trendal, you should come back and post why you think reality is boring.

I personally don't find it boring because there is always something to do. I just have to find what "it" is.


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Re: Im bored [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3230919 - 10/08/04 12:02 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

It's a very personal view, so I'll have a hard time explaining it, but I'll do my best!

Reality is only boring, to me, when I compare it to the wild fantasies of my mind. The Mind's Eye, the one I see what I think with, experiences things more profound and wonderous than anything I have encountered in "reality". Thus reality feels boring to me, when I have this richly illustrated world in my head to compare it to.

I don't think it's a negative outlook, though I can see how it might be for other people.


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Re: Im bored [Re: trendal]
    #3230962 - 10/08/04 12:10 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Your inner vision is the roadmap to constructing your reality. So, your reality is limited only by your imagination.


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Re: Im bored [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3230971 - 10/08/04 12:12 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

So, your reality is limited only by your imagination.

Somehow I don't think so, as I can imagine quite a few things (uncountable) that don't seem possible in reality.


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