The Art of Boredom

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Alain Delon perfectly bored.

In one of her podcasts, Tara Brach speaks about our reactions to pain. Typically, these are to fixate on the pain to the exclusion of all else, or to distract ourselves from it. Instead, she suggests we acknowledge, accept and explore the pain. I call this being with and going into the pain, and it is a principle I have discovered to be useful in other parts of my life, sickness, strenuous exercise, even as I accepted my floundering as a new teacher and thought about what worked, rather than seeing every mistake as a failure to be the perfect teacher. Continue reading on Medium.

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