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?