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Boredom is a state of mind. Take a look around you. An entire Universe was created for your delight. Kneel down in the grass and witness what is going on in that hidden realm. Gaze up at the star sparkled sky and drink in the splendor. Wonder what will occur in the next moment. Say “hmmmm….” a lot.-Bliss Bite (from The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary)

 

I am never bored. When I was a child and would occasionally whine about feeling like there was nothing to do, my Bubbe (Yiddish for ‘grandmother’) would tell me, lovingly, of course… 

“Geh shlog dein kup en vant”, which translates to “Go bang your head against the wall.”  and then my mother would remind me that I could read, color, draw, ride my bike, play a game, go to the pool (if it was summer), roller skate, ice skate, sled (if it was winter), do chores (oh yes….loved that one:), bake cookies, listen to music, sing, dance, go to the park, do some gardening,  take a walk,  go see a movie,  hang out with friends or my sister,  volunteer (when I was in my teens, I worked at a local recycling center where we would bundle newspapers, sort and smash glass bottles and jars) watch tv (nearly last resort idea, since she wanted us to be active and not become couch potatoes). To this day, that serves me well as on the rare occasion when I am looking for something to do, it always finds me.

I feel sad sometimes when I hear people say that they have nothing to do and no one with whom to do it. That doesn’t just apply to tv and video game addicted teens, but even folks my age. Take a moment to look around you, wherever you are. What do you see?  Just four walls (if you are inside, of course) or seeds of ideas for stuff to do?  As I look around the room I am in, I see some sorting and organizing that needs to be done. I see a few books to read that I will be reviewing. I peer out the curtains and see the sun streaming in and am eager to get outside and do some yard work. My body is  stretching and reaching for the gym, knowing that I will feel great when I am finished my ‘playout’.  This afternoon, I am looking forward to speaking with an old friend; Heidi Cooper who is in from Colorado. She  is a talented singer songwriter whose heart strings and guitar strings are intertwined. I am hosting a house concert with her on Friday night and she and another friend, named Cindy Greb and I are finalizing details for the event that will fill my home with music and friends. I haven’t seen her in ages and have a clear memory of two pivotal events. The first is her performing Bob Marley’s Redemption Song and the other is offering a baby blessing when her now teenage daughter Deanna was born. I am eager to reunite with both of them and co-create wonder and infinite fascination.

www.heidcooper.com

http://youtu.be/6YiIcAvUE5k Bless Us Both

http://youtu.be/MumomFh2mOI I Feel Connected To You

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


  • Chris

    stay alive and vibrant

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