Are you bored?
In praise of boredom and why we need to provide space for it in our lives in order to be present.
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings on boredom is bang on. Read the article.
“How often, in fact, the child’s boredom is met by that most perplexing form of disapproval, the adult’s wish to distract him — as though the adults have decided that the child’s life must be, or be seen to be, endlessly interesting. It is one of the most oppressive demands of adults that the child should be interested, rather than take time to find what interests him. Boredom is integral to the process of taking one’s time”