It is widely believed that pain and boredom are negative states of the mind, but according to the Buddha, and many other meditators, boredom can be a state of deeper inquiry and an opportunity for us to go beyond pain and misery.
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In Buddhism, it is believed that humans have six senses, with the mind being the sixth one.
We humans can use this sixth sense to watch all the other senses and gain mastery over any affliction that troubles us.
The experience of Affect is the 'sense data' we automatically collect from our surroundings.
The emotions we feel, like sadness, joy or anger, are all experiences of Affect.
Before our modern life, before supermarkets, cities and our predictable routines, we just were. We weren't aware of our feelings but were just reacting/responding to our immediate environment and the situations.
Life was uncertain and immediate in the old times, but now it i...
Our five senses combine and create our understanding of what's real and what is not. They tell us what to pay attention to, and what to shun.
The physical environment today is complex and there are more 'senses' that we are discovering in our body, beyond the ones known for thousands of ...
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While not directly associated with creativity, boredom can indirectly lead to a more creative state.
An unpleasant state, boredom functions by motivating us to escape its clutches by seeking reengagement. And that may as well come in the form of daydreaming or some othe...
Boredom is considered an undesirable state of mind, but it is essential for a healthy, creative mind.
Our minds otherwise would become a machine transmitting and receiving information all day.
Many people have been successfully able to optimize and cultivate their boredom into something productive, even leading to self-improvement and growth.
Boredom by itself is not bad, but the negative reactions that follow are the real culprit. Writing, playing an instrument, listening to mu...
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