I want to crow about boredom’s virtues. Boredom is the last best hope for life on earth. Boredom is the gateway to peace and ease.
The older I get, the more I find my mind spontaneously calling up thoughts of loving-kindness. What do I mean?
One of the Buddha’s central claims is that there are two chief factors that set the stage for human suffering and dissatisfaction. First, life is constant change. Our immediate environment is constantly changing. We are constantly changing. And because of this, over and over again many of the things we need or adore disappear from our lives.