A dialogue about time and boredom

Her question:

“But then why, for someone who is bored, time seems to go slower and for someone who has fun, time flies away. Isn’t then time relative?”

My answer:

Are you bored…? And if you are, have you wondered why?…

What is boredom really? I am not speaking of that boredom of attending a tedious lecture or listening to prosaic classical music or studying a meaningless book…I AM SPEAKING ABOUT BOREDOM AS AN INNER CONDITIONING.
Can we look into that with a fresh and unbiased attitude?

“I am having fun” is the other side of “I am bored”. “I am having fun” and “I am bored” go hand in hand. The mind is in a perpetual state of agitation between different harsh or subtle nuances of these two extremes.

Thus, boredom is mind trying to have fun basically…It is this time-creating MIND getting stuck in the pursuit of pleasure – mind perpetually falling victim to its own projection and conditioning.

If you get what I say, becoming lucidly aware of this mechanism without any constraint or effort to understand, you might “get rid” of boredom forever.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

11 Responses to A dialogue about time and boredom

  1. Aaron Asphar says:

    Very well put!! I had never thought of this. Another duality…

    • julienmatei says:

      I had not thought of this either, but as this girl posed me the question I had to reflect on it 🙂

      I am glad for your appreciation.

  2. Interesting read I love a lot of what you say and how you do so, thanks xo

    • julienmatei says:

      Tks for ur words Melissa,
      I am glad.
      Sometimes,I find myself saying things that are new to me too – this was an immediate answer to a question.

      So when I see that what I say makes sense for another person, it means that I am onto smth real there…

      • Yes you do make a lot of sense and make things be thought of deeper or differently with the use of your words, very talented indeed and inspiring, take care xo

      • julienmatei says:

        Tks again for these amiable words.

        When we honestly and deeply wish to come to grips with things, then our eyes are opened and words flow…

        The receiving person may become the giver in his turn…

      • Yes I agree mostly not sure if words flow easily for all though since everyone has different ways of expressing themselves, not always with words, even though this can be most helpful if possible xo

  3. julienmatei says:

    Well then,

    Let it flow with whatever means at your disposal 🙂

    Hugs to you 🙂

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