Wayne Dyer said it perfectly…
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.”
So what does that mean if you think life is boring?
Life isn’t boring…you’re boring.
And we have no one to blame but ourselves.
We are what we repeatedly do, after all, so if we never do anything out of the ordinary, our mundane lives remain routine, underwhelmed, with a feeling of mediocrity that just sort of permeates your entire world.
You know what I’m talking about?
For me, it’s a restless feeling that drives me crazy if I don’t do anything about it.
There are so many of us who don’t know how to deal with boredom, so instead, we anaesthetize ourselves by:
- spoon-feeding our brains with hours of television programming
- staying connected to the internet – on the phone, tablet, or computer
- hanging out with the same people, doing the same stuff, over and over
- imbibing in drugs or alcohol
- creating unhealthy drama in our personal life
- becoming a workaholic
We all have ways of masking what’s going wrong in our lives which makes it a little easier to stay nestled within the confines our comfy-wumfy comfort zone. You know the one – it’s that prison you choose to live in. But, then again, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who have realized that it’s more painful to stay put than to do something different.
But, the bottom line is this – if you let life pass you by – it’s your fault because you are letting it happen.
For me, one of my wake up calls was when I found a stranger staring back at me in the mirror. A part of me had forgotten about the little girl who used to be filled with such hopes and dreams for her future.
But there is no room for boredom in my life anymore and there is no need to anaesthetize myself into oblivion.
That little girl inside of me has saved my life by becoming the hero of my own story.
She is now so busy giggling and snorting, plotting out adventure, and finding hidden treasure in every moment of every day.
She’s brought more life into my life – and she is unleashed without regret.
I am free, unfettered.
And definitely not bored.
CREDIT: Image – ‘Boredom is Your Fault’ by AliceNWondrlnd