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Regarding boredom…



Boredom never occurs to the mind that is without a spurious, central regulator that is always dependent upon experience.  If the mind is its own energy it does not always have to depend upon outside patterns of energy to function joyfully.  So many depend on outside influences, outside patterns and forms.  Often they internalize these patterns and forms and merely look with the accumulated remembrances of these.  So many depend on internal influences, internal patterns and forms. However, a mind that often looks without merely accumulating, without merely storing patterns and attributes… may perceive freshly and joyfully without the dead and dusty past.  When the mind is fresh it renews itself from moment to moment, beyond mere accumulation and storing.  Without being dependent upon experiences at all times, it may enjoy experiences, but it often goes beyond them.  Then boredom rarely or never sets in.  If there is no false center to be entertained, then the mind is free of a learned center that was accumulated from others; such a mind may also be free of many other types of accumulated patterns, forms, and images (oftentimes). For instance, when perception of a creature takes place, it need not merely label it and look at it with a sense of separation.  Or if it does label it, there is a “going beyond the label,” and the animal is seen without merely pigeonholing it, categorizing it, and looking at it from a separative stance.   Such a mind is free to be fresh and uncontaminated, without the stale past and stored symbols.  Boredom is not freedom.

Well, I Toad You So! Video by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Well, I Toad You So! Video by Thomas Peace c. 2016



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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. that’s really a nice “little” philosophy and toad for a Sunday afternoon that is too short for all my hobbies. I don’t know boredom, fortunately, Thomas. Have a wonderful day, regards Mitza


  2. This looks just the fellow (gal?) who lives in my garden, a boreal toad. Sometimes in good years little toads abound. 🙂


  3. I have to tell you that since finding your blog I’ve been looking at the world with a more calm, accepting kind of view. It’s been refreshing, NEEDED. In my busy life I’ve often found peace to be understood but hardly attainable. And I’ve started taking pictures again. Thankyou!


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