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Boredom – Blog No. 39


‘Boredom finds work for the Devil’s hands’.  I think the bible says something like that.  I think the Devil also gets hairs on his hands whenever you masturbate.  That is basically what we know about the Devil.  The rest – I do believe he is yet to tell us himself.  I think his MO has changed.  As has his HO.  I know that after a time any Devil gets tired of being demonised and decides to move on to pastures greener.  Before he moves on though, he is sure to leave his reputation behind him so that it can precede him.  That way, from the other side he can get busy being objective instead of scaring people.  He can see the damage having a reputation does in the first place and he can meet it head-on when it comes, with his truth.  No one else cares what the Devil’s truth is, so in that he is fortunate.  Extremely so.  He can build on it in peace without having to impact the opinions of idiots.  With the Devil the first thing to learn is to expect the unexpected.  When you are expecting the expected he will deliver to you your expectations.  Instead, if you trust that even the most monstrous war-mongering and blood-thirsty demon that was stuffed down the Devil’s throat in Purgatory has another name by which it goes then you will know that even the Devil had a specific job to do and deserves his retirement.  One thing about the Devil that you should be certain about – however you wish to perceive him – is that he leaves the places he ends up cleaner than when he found them.  His tendency towards cleanliness – on the one hand – is obsessively compulsive.  His motivation is not entirely altruistic, however.  He does enjoy a tidy household, but he cleans with an added insight.  He knows that when he enters Heaven, finally, to rest, it will have been left completely empty.  So he leaves Hell the same way he would like to find Heaven.  As if it is expecting visitors.  Incidentally, I don’t believe the Devil – with the list of shit he is supposed to be responsible for – would have time to be even remotely bored.  Therefore – boredom does not find work for the Devil’s hands.  I am not sure whose hands ‘boredom’ does find a use for, but be sure whatever, whomever:  blood never washes out.

And that then begs the question:  for whose hands does boredom ‘make’ work?

Being bored is supposed to be some sort of sin.  An abomination of human Nature, inconceivable in a ‘world like ours’ so we must pretend it doesn’t exist.  Boredom exists.  It is a waste of potential energy.  The more you do, the more you will find that you can do; a simple antidote providing you are doing those things that you love to do.  If you are being battery-farmed for an enterprise in which you have no faith, no wonder you encounter boredom – and usually, unproductivity.  The energy needed to get and be busy doing something that bores you takes more out of you than the work itself does, but temporary boredom must not thwart you.  Just find yourself a new job.


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The Circus – Blog No. 70

CircusFest_Photo_Matilda-Temperley_low-resThis earth is a circus.  It’s about time it got its act together.  There is an audience, waiting.  There are animals pacing, fretting, hating.  The big top is filled with suspense and the acrobats are waiting to fly.  Where is the ringmaster?  The circus is at a standstill until the ringmaster arrives.  What can he possibly be doing?  His show waits to go on.

Perhaps he has been eaten around the back, by a tiger.  Perhaps he is drunk, in his trailer.  Perhaps he has forgotten that he has a performance this day?  Whatever his excuse, it is not good enough.  You cannot choose to be ringmaster and then neglect your duties.

The wild animals would all like to kill the ringmaster.  Each one of them.  He is a nuisance to them.  A man who punishes, bullies, exploits.  A noise.  Each flick of his whip is a death-wish.  If he should turn his back on the wild for even one moment, he will lose his life.  He knows this so he shouts, postures, threatens.  The animals watch and they obey, wearily tolerating man’s ego.

The clowns are sweating yesterday’s booze and this morning’s boredom.  They know their act is not funny but they line up in the wings, ready to entertain with fake enthusiasm.  The audience is anticipating stupidity from the clowns, and they will deliver that stupidity with practiced ease.  They always do.  They are paid to do that.

The tightrope is strung high.  There is no safety net.  This day the walker will perform successfully, or die.  He is fortunate that all eyes on his progress keeps him glued to the sky.  The walker watches horizons, he does not watch each of his steady steps, forwards.  You cannot look down and hope to know where you are going.

The dogs are the only ones who enjoy their performance.  They find fun in lying, rolling, jumping hoops.  They know that each trick will earn them a treat, a reward.  That is enough to motivate them into obeying orders.










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Boredom – Blog No. 34

boredquotesHow do you prevent yourself from morphing into that most heinous of beasts; the cause of boredom?  That bore that comes of common complacency, and the bore that you become to yourself when you refuse to use your life for the purpose it was built?  Your life was built for your self-expression.  If you fail to express yourself – anywhichwayhow you can manage it – you fail at your core purpose.  Self-expression and self-esteem are inextricably linked – do not forget that.

Boring is tiring.  It is a decimator.  Boring is adhering religiously – yes, religiously – to a certain set of circumspect rules that you allow to govern your life.  You should stand up for yourself more.  You should stand up to yourself more.  We’re tyrants.  Each one of us.  That is perhaps no comforting thought, but it is fact.  When you learn to meet and greet frequently your menace you will find yourself more able – and better-equipped – to face your demons.  Demons are in fact not as terrifying as we make them out to be to ourselves.  They all have their reasons, they all have a message to share.  It is in watching their behaviour(s) that you will find resolution, if you choose to use their (very manageable) resources to your benefit.  Again – that choice is up to you.  Deny that you have demons and I will laugh.

Back to boring.  Boredom.  A low boredom threshold is not a sign or symbol of a maladjusted human being.  It is the sign of someone who will not tolerate mediocrity in either their own lives, or those of the people they allow to influence their days.  We all allow someone to influence our days.  A friend, a dead someone, an abusive memory made by one of the ego-tamers in our lives.  We all meet those – and believe me, we need them.  Ego-tamers are like gifts from the gods.  Learn to recognise them for who they are and celebrate their attention.  Ensure that you do not confuse an ego-tamer with an abuser.  They are very different creatures.


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