I remember sitting on the front porch of my home with my best friend one summer morning. It was a beautiful Ohio morning and we had the whole day ahead of us. He asked me, “Hey, what do you want to do today?” I responded, “I don’t know, what do you want to do today?” In the end, we didn’t do much that day. We were both bored, very bored. There are times in your life where you may think that a little boredom would feel pretty good, but this is likely a sign that you need to take a little time to stand back, get a little rest, gain a little perspective and reset. Boredom hurts. It’s feeling a little lost and it can become addictive. It’s also a call from the deepest part of you to “wake up” and plug into a life that is already calling for you!
Subconscious Mind and Your Processing Power
Your subconscious mind represents 95 percent of your processing power. It allows you to “feel into” a concern and to find answers that aren’t initially apparent. It is able to do this because it has an incredible memory. When a scientist places a probe inside your brain and activates it, past memories appear complete with where you were, who else was there, smells and feelings. This includes times when you were very young. Your subconscious mind remembers and takes all of this into account as you “feel into” an aspect of your life.
Your subconscious mind through mirror neurons also has unbelievable connections into what people around you are thinking and feeling. The more “in touch” you are with yourself and the people around you, the more your subconscious mind will literally copy, circuit by circuit what the subconscious minds of others around you are thinking and feeling.
While we are talking with someone, most of what we are actually sharing with them is subconscious. Our subconscious mind is actually directing the conversation, giving us the next word to say, just before we say it. The really weird thing is that most of the time we act as though it really isn’t there. This is because we are naturally only consciously aware of our conscious mind. It is kind of like a fish not really noticing the water all around it.
So…how does your subconscious mind get through to you when you are distracted from what it is trying to tell you? Well, in a way, it yells! When driving along thinking about something other than driving, it might scream, “Hey!!! Watch out!!” when a child runs too close to the road. It may send you feelings of worry and give you a sick feeling in your stomach if you forgot and are not prepared for tomorrow’s meeting. It may also have you remember a person who hurt you in the past when you first meet a person who has the potential to similarly hurt you.
What Boredom Means
When you are bored with your life in all of its aspects, your subconscious mind is calling to you in three ways. First, your “sense of self” circuits are saying “God wants us to discover some more about how He made us”. Your “mirror neuronal” circuits are saying, “God has meaningful relationships that can inspire us”. Your recurrent neuronal circuits are saying, “God’s enduring love and joy is available” and we aren’t listening!
There is a strength inside you that is literally dying to be expressed. From the perspective of your brain’s neurons, it is either fire, connect and grow...or die. Brain circuits that are not used atrophy and eventually die. Luckily, a young person has double the neurons of an adult. Throughout your life, decisions are made that result in neuronal circuits expanding or not. Your spiritually driven desire for inspiring relationships is both spiritual and organic to how you are made. Neurons love to fire and connect with others. As they do this, they produce nerve growth factors that organically represent the enduring happiness that inspires. The more neurons you have in a certain area, the more this area represents a potential strength. And, the more it will ache to be used and to integrate with other neurons that represent other strengths.
Absolute boredom is a serious call from a larger number of neurons. These neurons are in trouble and need you to know it. The longer this goes on the more likely your life course will dip. In your boredom and irritability, you will likely make mistakes in your relationships. It’s addictive and leads to inappropriate anxiety, anger and judgement against yourself and others.
So, if you are bored with your life, smile at the little boy or girl in you that is your subconscious mind. It is five years old and will forever remain that way. There is excitement behind those bored sad little eyes. Step back to take in the spiritual big picture of your life. Consider recent relationships that may have been calling out to you. A relationship may have been calling out for you in a way that is a bit different way. There is likely a novel opportunity that escaped you at the time but upon a little further reflection, might be new and interesting!
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