why we should get bored

We, as humans, desperately try to avoid boredom as if it was the black plague (or to be contemporary, the coronavirus).

We are scared to death of being bored, of having nothing to do, because, at the end of the day, we are terrified to spend time alone with our own thoughts.

While we keep busy escaping from that scary boredom, we forget to appreciate the huge repercussions

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you are not your thoughts

Mindfulness could be defined as awareness of your thoughts and feelings without being consumed by them. Assuming this definition, cognitive fusion might be the problem. When you infer that you are your thoughts, that this thought that's in your head is the Truth and, what's

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in your head

"Thoughts determine feelings. Remember that. Make a note. Get a tattoo. This powerful idea goes back thousands of years to the Stoics".

Feelings aren’t truth incarnate.

Emotions are useful, but they are our biological suggestions, not commandments. Our brain is a pattern-recognition machine. It makes observations and starts forming rules about the world. It’s really

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