Normally in my movement explorations, when I come across the sensation of mundanity, I practice keeping myself stimulated and engaged. However, today I dove headfirst into the qualities and teachings of the mundane. Here's a little glimpse into my discoveries.
I started by asking myself a couple of questions; What would happen if I made peace with my own mundanity? What would happen if I followed it? How can I treat it as another quality to work with?
I discovered the quality of the mundane to be refreshingly simple, practical, and earthly. It felt weighted and relaxed. It was slightly careless and apathetic and it provided an interesting opportunity that I wasn't expecting.
When I was deep in boredom research I would find myself stumbling into what seemed to be unconscious movement. I say this because I didn't intentionally arrive to movement, it was as if the movement found me. I believe boredom acted as a portal for me to dive into my unconscious mind.
The unconscious movement that I was discovering was something I don't believe I could have arrived at intentionally. It was symbolic, abstract, and unusual.
It was especially interesting when I would apply my consciousness to the unconscious. It felt like I was waking up in a dream or finding my self in a room that I didn't realize I had walked in to.
I wonder how this is connected to unconscious therapy and healing? Can we do unconscious movement therapy? I wonder what other tools can help me access this state of unconsciousness?
I conclude by coming to the understanding that boredom exists on the opposite side of inspiration. I think this is what makes it interesting to research. We can only know something through its opposite. So in the future, when you're faced with boredom or mundanity, research it, because just on the other side of it lies a world of great unconscious possibility.