How is everything going?
Can we get Real and Super Honest here?
Are we Bored with Life?
Is a boring life the modern day syndrome we don’t want to talk about?
Are we bored with just a part of our life?
Do we find certain people boring?
Do we find our work boring?
Do we find studying boring?
Do we find our relationships boring?
Do we find the routine everyday stuff boring?
Do we lack interest in what we are doing and that is why we are bored?
Do we feel a lack of commitment to life and that leads to a boring life?
Do we want constant stimulations to make sure we are not Bored with Life?
Do we seek anything to do in the hope that we will not get bored?
What is our reliable Concise Oxford English Dictionary (1) spelling out to us –
Weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in something.
Tired. Causing Tiredness.
Reluctant to experience any more of.
Having or showing a lack of patience or intolerance.
Google tells us –
Impatient means having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked.
And restlessly eager: they are impatient for change.
Showing or feeling slight anger; annoyed.
Stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome) one in someone.
Unable to rest or relax as a result of anxiety or boredom.
Offering no physical or emotional rest; involving constant activity.
Strongly wanting to do or have something.
Let’s join the dots here.
We are bored with life because we are tired of not being occupied in doing something.
We are lacking interest and feeling a slight anger. We are unable to rest or relax and this gives rise to our emotions. So we are in reaction with others because we are strongly wanting to do or have something.
Now let’s put our common sense hat on –
WHY are we bored in the first place?
Is it because we are tired of the constant seeking to stimulate us?
Is it because the constant activity in our mind is making us tired?
Is it because we just want our mind occupied all the time?
Is it because our mind lacks interest very quickly?
Is it because our mind will not give us the physical rest we need?
Is it because we do not like resting our tired body?
Is it because we move onto the next thing and this makes us tired?
Is it because we never choose to stop and take stock in our lives?
Is it because we want change and we want it now?
Is it because our emotions are all over the place?
Is it because our body is jumpy and this is the anxiety?
Is it because our anxious body cannot rest and relax?
Is it because our tired body gives rise to our reactions?
Could it be possible that we are living such a busy life, we cannot feel if we are really bored or not?
Could it be possible we are bored with life but we cannot admit it?
Could it be possible that deep down we know we are bored with life and we just accept this as normal?
Could it be possible that we are bored in our current relationship and find ourselves looking outside for some excitement to fill up the void we are feeling inside?
Could it be possible that the everyday routine stuff that has to be done and is repetitive, which we call “Life”, becomes boring and this feeling goes over to other areas of our lives?
Could it be possible that we just bop along in life on autopilot and this is how we get through our days and this is what we find so boring?
Do we ever stop to ask?
WHY on earth are we bored and what choices are we making that have led us to feeling bored in any way in any area of our lives?
Could it be possible that if we Commit to Life then Life would not be boring?
Could it be possible that Commitment to Life is about –
Could it be possible that we are afraid to commit to life in full?
Could it be possible that Commitment to Life means taking RESPONSBILITY?
What IF we started to bring life Back to Basics?
What IF we made life about Simple Living?
What IF we started to be present when we do the everyday routine stuff?
In other words, we become consciously present by making sure our mind is focused on the task we are doing with our body. That means we are not checked out having other thoughts whilst doing the daily stuff like brushing teeth, making the bed and going to the supermarket.
What IF we are less tired if the mind and body are together when we do anything?
What IF being present and doing the same thing day in and day out supports our body deeply?
What IF this daily stuff needs to be valued and fostered as an important aspect of life?
What IF consistency in our commitment to doing these tasks is taking RESPONSIBILITY?
What IF our body never gets bored with same same routine stuff?
What IF we choose to take small steps every day and start with being honest about what is not working in our lives?
What IF our commitment to the basic routine everyday stuff can change the ‘bored with life’ feeling we carry inside us?
What IF our tired body got the rest that it needed and then we would be still enough to feel what we needed to do next?
What IF resting is needed to arrest the constant feeling of anxiety in our body?
What IF living our life like babies do in a rhythm, we could never get bored?
What IF we are, by divine design to live in cycles and rhythms that do not hurt us?
What IF living in this way was a truer way for us to live as humans on earth?
What IF there is a natural way to live that does not have boredom on the radar?
What IF another way to live is the end of our Bored with Life banner?
Could it be possible that our choices got us the boring life which feels empty, flat, pointless, useless, miserable, heavy and dead boring?
Could it be possible that our new choices could get us out of the “Bored with Life” syndrome?
Could it be possible that our Commitment to Life brings in Truth, Joy, Purpose and a Connection with others and our environment?
Could it be possible that a life of true consistency can work as it supports our true health and well-being?
WHY do we go out of our way to make sure the kids are not bored?
WHY do we keep finding new ways to keep our children busy?
WHY are we so fixed on making sure our kids are occupied with activities?
WHY do we live in fear that our children might get bored?
WHY do we never ever want to just sit and BE with ourselves and do nothing?
WHY do we thrive on this motion where nothing seems to ever stop and be still?
WHY do we feel we have to be doing something to fill up time?
WHY do we feel anxious about not having enough space to get things done?
WHY do we have a need to keep going, stay busy and keep our minds in constant activity?
WHY do we push our body through ‘this and that’ when we are physically tired?
WHY do we look for things to distract our minds when we are emotionally tired?
As the author of this blog I was big time Bored with Life in almost every area.
There was an unwillingness to Commit to Life.
Exhausted but could never admit that.
Nothing was ever enough.
Attention span of zero.
Relationships were very boring.
Constantly on the move looking for something.
Changing mind about anything and everything.
Desire to keep seeking never ended even after major surgery.
In other words, Bored to High Heaven.
So what changed and when?
2005 – came across a man called Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
He talked about Commitment to Life and I made the conscious choice to apply the teachings, knock out my nonsense behaviour and get back on track, so that I can share what I live.
Nothing more and nothing less.
This website, thus far confirms that the teachings have worked.
After a decade of having no boring moment in my life, lived experience tells me that Simple Living and bringing life Back to Basics really works. The key is to stay consistent with the everyday stuff as that is the foundation that truly supports us and keeps us steady to deal with whatever life brings.
(1) Concise Oxford English Dictionary – Twelfth Edition. Oxford University Press. 2011