Have you noticed how hard some people try to avoid boredom? They don’t want to be alone with themselves. They can’t sit quietly doing absolutely nothing. They will find something to do however trivial. There do seem to be huge benefits that come from doing nothing or being bored. Our brain gets freed up to be creative. Some real insight can come in the shower or when sitting waiting for a train providing we don’t fill the space with activity. Try it. Next time you need to travel or wait, think about nothing for as long as you can. You might be surprised at what enters this vacuum providing it is really a vacuum.