Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

A Spiritual Riddle by CordieB – My hosts can always eradicate me if they so choose. It only takes a little effort. . .


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I am the most unspirited spirit known to man;  Yet, I can be the most destructive or cause the most creation, depending on how I am put to use or perceived.  

I  cause many to sin . . . just because. . .

I cause depression in so many; I can even evoke anger in some.

If I go unchecked; I will cause my host to imagine that which is not real, and put my hosts into a state of imagery that has known to drive some men insane.

If I am allowed to continue to infest my host, I can produce a state of mind in which fantasy and realism blend together and are hard to distinguish apart.

Most of my hosts are totally unaware of how vicious I really am.

I am the beginning cause of many divorces and broken hearts. 

No human is immune to my wrath; I have affected the young and old; the rich and the poor; the atheist, the believer.

I sneak into the minds of men and infect their souls before they realize it.

I am the culprit of self-inflicted addictions such as pornography, alcolism, overspending, gambling, and drug addiction.

My hosts can always eradicate me if they so choose. It only takes a little effort on their part. But, I am so discreet that most humans often see me as the effect and not the root cause.

The eradication of me has changed failures into scholars; defeat to success; sadness to joy; hate to love.

Although many see me as an evil spirit, the choices one makes from my existence can be positive or negative; it’s all up to my host.  Without me, women would not be curious, and man would not be explorative.  I have existed from the begining of time.  I am an attribute to the original sin of Adam and Eve. 

Who am I . . .  (click below for answer)

I am simply the spirit of boredom.  

On bordeom, I heard them say . . . .

An idle mind is the devil’s workshop –
~unknown origin

Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self-defeating items that you can eliminate from your life.
~WAYNE W. DYER, Your Erroneous Zones

Boredom is … a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
~BERTRAND RUSSELL, The Conquest of Happiness

Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever-present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through a cloud, an extra piece of pie or candy, good thread to sew your blouse, a ribbon to wear in your hair.
~VALERIE W. WESLEY, Playing My Mother’s Blues

Boredom is the deadliest poison.
~WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR., Milestones

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. ~Thomas Szasz

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
~C.C. Colton

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. ~Charlotte Whitton

When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving. ~-Steven Wright

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 – 1718)

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

Man is the only animal that can be bored.
~Erich Fromm, The Sane Society (1955)

Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
~Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton

Boredom is the root of all evil-the despairing refusal to be oneself.
~Søren Kierkegaard 

 The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~Dorothy Parker 

The Turks have a proverb, which says, that “The devil tempts all other men, but that idle men tempt the devil.
~Colton, Lacon, 1820

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6 Comments»

  99ppp wrote @

Who am I?
I am me!
Everything else is commentary. 😉

  cordieb wrote @

@99ppp. And so you are and forever will be. Thanks for sharing.

  johnnypeepers wrote @

Great post Cordie. Two of your quoted sources bother me though. Bertrand Russell was a eugenicist and advocate for abhorrent population control measures. Buckley was a CIA front man in secretly in collusion with the Communists. He advocated the expansive growth of big-government that would deprive us of civil liberties. Both men are sickening figures in the time line of humanity.

  cordieb wrote @

As always, Peeps, thanks for the quotation lesson. We need to be aware of the evil in the world, and in humans. But we also need to see the good,–if ever so minute–each person contributes. From that small goodness, we must draw our energy and leave the rest behind to disolve into nothingness. The quoters mentioned were perhaps not so good people; but I’m sure they contributed some good in their life times. One small good, was the tid bit of wisdom said in quotes. I will research the other aspects Buckley and Russell. Thanks so much for sharing.

  brightlightwarriornika wrote @

oh my!

  michelle wrote @

I love the riddle!!! As for peeps reply, very informative, but I agree with you. No matter how much a person could hate someone else, deep down, the person needs to realize that, “The God in me loves the God in you”. We are all here for a reason, and sadly enough, some of the hardest lessons came from horrific acts caused by others.
Blessed be


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