is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

On Boredom

Ho . . . Hum . . .
"Boredom has now become a condition of overstimulation,
not understimulation."
Arthur O. Roberts
Been thinkin' about this ever since I read it in Messengers of God. It certainly seems to be true. There seems to be a constant need to be getting something from somewhere out there. When that is lacking, we are left with getting something from somewhere in there--somewhere inside. I wonder if the essence of boredom isn't simply that we are bored with ourselves. We lack inner stimulation. Inner stimulation would mean movement and change. A rearrangement of self. An awareness of self. Lack of outer stimuli triggers inner stimuli--the kind we want to avoid. So boredom begs the question, "What am I trying to avoid?"

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