Boredom is not a call for "Action, any kind of action!", but an invitation to sit still and be quiet. We are forever passing up silence for action-- and therein lies the problem. "Action, any kind of action," is distraction, diversion, addiction-- addiction to noise, to distraction and diversion. We live for entertaining pastimes, and have no intention of meeting what meets us in the silence, and dealing with what must be dealt with, and doing what needs to be done. We live for the "action, any kind of action," that keeps us going and saves us from the silence that requires us to face the truth of who we are and how it is with us. We don't much like ourselves and do not enjoy our own company-- and seek relief from all that is so unsatisfactory about us in "action, any kind of action!" Living is like dying, any way we look at it. Doing what it takes to be alive is like dying. And refusing to do what it takes to be alive is like dying. One way of dying comes with resurrection attached. The other way of dying is to be dead until we die. I say if we are gong to die either way, we may as well get something out of it, and go with meeting ourselves in the Silence, and doing what is required to be alive. Even though it is like dying, it is the doorway to life. Being fully alive, with life spilling over, pouring out, is "right there," waiting for us to show up and say, "We're looking for action, any kind of action. Can you help us with that?"
There is only knowing what your "thing" is, and doing it. Knowing what makes your little heart sing, and doing it. Knowing what is meaningful for you, and doing it. Knowing what you love, and doing it. How long as it been? How long will it be before you work it into your life? That is your life! The rest of your life consists of what all doing that leads to and what it takes to support your doing it. If your life is renting a horse and jumping obstacles, rent a horse and jump obstacles, and let everything else fall into place around that. Everything. Else.
My best advice has not changed over time: Sit still, be quiet, wait for the mud to settle and the water to clear. See what arises from the silence. What calls you to action. What compels you to act. What you do about it tells the tale that is waiting to be told. At this point, at every point, your future is entirely up to you.
Freedom is not having anyone telling us what to do, what to like and not like, what to see and how to see it... We want to be free to choose, or not, all of that for ourselves. As if. We are not--not one of us is-- free to choose what we like and don't like, what we want and don't want, how we see and how we don't see, what is important and what does not matter at all... Anymore than we are free to choose our destiny, or how we will respond to it, or our taste in pizza, or when we will be in the mood for it, or any of our preferences and proclivities, or our interests and our lack of interests... We have no say in who we are, or how we are. "Free will" is such a hoax. We are not free to will anything other than what we will. "Freedom of choice" is another one. We are not free to choose our choices. We are not free to choose what we want. Or what we don't want. We are not free to live anyway we please because we are not free to choose what pleases us and what does not. We are as bound to who we are and how we exhibit that in our life as a leopard is to its spots and a spider is to the web it spins. Enough of the free will myth! Stop trying to have your way and put your effort into having it not! Real freedom is walking away from your idea of you, and embracing the you that is calling you into its service! We get to choose our masters! It is the only choice we have! Who is guiding your boat on its path through the sea? What is the source of the good you call good? What is the essence of you that you are asked to exhibit, to incarnate, to serve with your life? Our quest is to know these things, to grow up against our will, and to be, at last, who we are-- and have been since before we were born!