What do you do in-between those moments of boredom like standing in line at the DMV or waiting for the subway?
Do you use your phone to answer emails and play video games? Do you observe what’s around you? Do you obsess over a regret or future endeavor? Or do you relax and try to experience the world?
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders” –Lao Tzu
Pursuing distraction whets the mind but squanders the soul. We need to relearn how to accept boredom and practice stillness in the in-between moments. Patience hears the sound of water drip.