“In all rejections, we often fixate too much on our selfish tendencies and forget that someone else or something greater, stood to benefit from our disappointment. The person who got that job you wanted could have possibly served the company better than you would. The opportunity you lost…
were the essence of a life worth living.
If you’re not constantly demanding more from yourself
-expanding and learning as you go-
you’re choosing a numb existence.
You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip. "
Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you’re good at – something that’s bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today. – Whit Hobbs
Boredom is an indication of sensitivity. Trees are not bored, animals are not bored, rocks are not bored because they are not sensitive enough. Only man feels bored, no other animal, because only man is conscious.
You will find that intellectuals, people who think too much, are more bored because they think, and in their thinking they can see that something is just repetitious. Because animals cannot remember the past, they cannot feel bored, they cannot feel repetition. The buffalo goes on eating the same grass every day with the same delight. You cannot. How can you eat the same grass every day with the same delight? You get fed up.
Hence, people try to change. They move into a new house, they bring a new car home, they divorce the old wife, they find a new love affair. But again, that new thing is going to become repetitive sooner or later. Changing places, changing partners, changing jobs, changing houses, is not going to do anything.
What to do then? Become more conscious. It is not a question of changing situations. Transform your being, become more conscious, and you’ll be able to see that each moment is new.
The wife is not the same, remember. You’re in an illusion. Go back home and look again at your wife - she’s not the same. Nobody can be the same, the trees are not the same as they were yesterday, they have grown, new leaves have come, some have fallen. Persons are not dead things, how can they be the same? Are you the same? Between the time you woke up this morning and went out, and the time you went back home, a lot has happened. Some thoughts have disappeared from your mind, other thoughts have entered. You may have attained a new insight.
Either live like a buddha or live like a buffalo, then you’ll not be bored. Now the choice is yours.
Remain capable of being surprised by the newness every day brings.