|For many of us, our lives are so filled with stimuli, no to mention responsibilities, that it's almost impossible for us to sit still and do nothing, much less relax - even for a few minutes. A friend of mine said to me, "People are no longer human beings. We should be called human doings."
..if you allow yourself to be bored, even for an hour - or less - and don't fight it, the feelings of boredom will be replaced with feelings of peace. An after a little practice, you'll learn to relax.
When you allow yourself to be bored, it takes an enormous amount of pressure off you to be performing and doing something every day. Now, when either of my two children says to me, "Daddy, I'm bored." I respond by saying, "Great, be bored for a while. It's good for you." Once I say this, they always give up the idea of me solving their problem.
- Source: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--and it's all small stuff (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series)
by Richard Carlson
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