So, how can boredom be a good jumping off point for a mindfulness practice?
Your perspective is certainly important to your quality of life. Boredom does not serve you. When you perceive that something is boring take a moment to stop and reflect. Look more deeply into the experience with beginner’s mind, as if you have just dropped in from another planet and are doing this for the first time. Whether it’s washing your hands or taking out the trash, the ordinary can still be ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. This is the power of mindfulness
Doing mundane tasks are a wonderful opportunity for cultivating mindfulness. The present moment is the only time when we are truly alive. To mindfully be present while washing your hands or doing the dishes allows you to bring purposeful awareness to your moments. Instead of thinking about something that you did in the past or are going to do in the future it allows you to just “be” with what is. One can experiment with just following the breath. [Read more…] about How Boredom Can be Transformed into a Good Opportunity to Practice Mindfulness