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.
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
Thank you, Mitza! I’m glad the boredom thing isn’t applicable to you! I know you are involved in a lot of creative things, for sure! Hoping your week is excellent! 🙂
Thank you, Thomas, same to you. It’s rather warm here but we just have a thunderstorm with heavy rain. 😦
Cute little toad video!
Much appreciated, Karen! I like this one too! Keep pressing those camera buttons! 🙂
Well said, Buddha Tom. 🙂
One hopes so, Genie! 🙂 Too many think that the deepest joy is out there or in what can be found.
This looks just the fellow (gal?) who lives in my garden, a boreal toad. Sometimes in good years little toads abound. 🙂
There are a lot of toads around here this spring season, Sally. There was a lot of rain last year… and I think that is why. 🙂
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!
So good to hear, bits! 🙂 One can lead quite a busy life and still have time for plenty of meditative moments. Just walking up some stairs or walking to the restroom can be a meditative, penetrating thing.
I had to say, beautiful pictures!
Thank you very much, Cantarella! 🙂
Your photography is amazing. Your pun painful. (I think the toad is groaning.)