Drama is wonderful, even if we don’t think that it is. It is actually a time for self-reflection and growth. It is a time to feel alive and be in the world not apart from it. We thrive on drama because our minds are engaged in problem-solving and fixing. When there is nothing to fix or solve we get bored and so our minds start to worry…about anything it can create. We don’t even need outside drama, there is plenty we create inside, wouldn’t you agree?
The problem is boredom. Hasn’t boredom always been an issue in your life? At some time, when you were a child perhaps, didn’t you whine and say “I’m bored”? Were you ever bored in school? At work? At home? How many times a day are you bored? I guess, for the sake of my argument, I would say when we’re not busy running around doing things for others, planning, fixing or problem-solving, we are bored. So, maybe we have it backwards. Maybe boredom is not the problem, maybe it is the solution.
Meditation can be the most boring thing to do and most people don’t meditate in Western societies, however in other parts of the world, meditation is a common practice and way of life. Resting after meals is also a common practice in other parts of the world, as well as taking “holiday” and resting on vacations throughout the year. Consider what your life would be like if you tried daily meditation (sitting with your breath) or took a nap after lunch. Do you think your mind would settle down? Do you think your brain could rest from worry and problem-solving? Imagine what it would be like to have the relaxation of a vacation every day. How would that work in your life?
Think about it…I’ll get back to you…time for my nap!