Originally Posted by Alan1986
Yes. But why is there boredom?
Did you observe the voice in the mind asking what's next?
No, I observe the voice in the mind focusing on the here and now and finding it not worth focusing on, at least in most activities like eating or gardening and such.
Even if there is nothing next, that doesn't change the fact that the present activity of eating an apple is boring.
And even if a thought comes up like "what next", the point is simply to observe it and let it go, right?
Without interesting sensory inputs, I don't see a reason to really focus on what I'm doing. Without interesting thoughts, I don't see a reason to focus on what I'm thinking. If I simply am "being", how is that valuable, and how is focusing on "being" going to lead one to discern metaphysical truth?