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Are you in love with your life or are you busy being bored?

“If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.” -George Washington Carver

Boredom is not an externally imposed curse. It is the internally induced consequence of our own failure to cultivate a sense of astonishment with the apparently mundane.

Fascination is an art that the bored are too busy to practice.

The ability to be delighted must be carefully honed by a relentless effort to look for evidence of magic in every moment.

The Universe is as enchanting as we are inquisitive, as interesting as we are interested, and as engaging as much as we are willing to engage it.

Fairy tales are not far from the truth when they speak of the world as a place in which nature is alive and eager to share its secrets with us.

George Washington Carver wrote: “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”

“Tuning in” is the key.

That which is awe-inspiring does not force itself upon us, but it delicately discloses its grandeur to the soul that exalts its sense of wonder above the urge to rush past the beauty of the present moment.

All of our lives are more intriguing than anything we can imagine.

Are you making room to see the magic in your own?

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  1. I think it’s difficult for people to feel ok with silence or inner peace. Boredom seems like a diagnoses for those who are not aware/awake to the connection we all have access too. Stimulation is their medicine I spose.

    1. You’re right, Jayme. I was just thinking about this the other day. We feel as if we need noise and other forms of external stimuli to be “entertained.” I’ve discovered through practice that when we’re willing to take the time to be alone with ourselves, we discover whole worlds of entertainment in our own souls.

  2. What you wrote about is something I struggle with. Some days my life experience is the most intriguing and amazing thing. Other days, it is very hard to see or feel any delight in anything. I don’t feel bored on those days, though. I feel down. What do you suggest for those difficult moments? How do deal with the ebb and flow of the days, the ups and downs, T.K.?

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