Battling Boredom AI image generated on Nightcafe By 2014, I was bored of investing. I had been an active investor in Indian equities since 2003, rode the boom till 2007, and made some sharp money anticipating the financial crash of 2008. When I reviewed my performance at Diwali 2014, returns were holding up well, but I also realised I was bored.
Incidentally, "The Buddha’s practice with discomfort is to turn toward it, [..]' was the theme of a book I heard recently which dwells on it. Pema Chödrön is a disciple of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Her 'When Things Fall Apart' is a profound meditation on facing our fears and anxieties in the bleakest of (personal) times.
I will look out for "When Things Fall Apart"
Have been practicing sitting with discomfort these last few months. You do develop an ease with it with time.
Another reader commented on it as well.