A cure for monotony

The human nature to become accustomed to any circumstance is a tragedy. It creates monotony where joy should reside.

An amazing new item becomes commonplace after you’ve used it for a few days. A rewarding role can become unexciting after a couple weeks. The luxuries of modern life so often fade from conscious awareness.

What cure is there for the inevitable slide back to boredom? One answer is variety. Changing your approach. Walking a different path. And while true that variety is the spice of life, any dish can be appreciated without added flavor with the right mindfulness. Another answer, and perhaps a more sustainable one, is presence.

Presence unlocks the magic in every moment. Unlike spice, it’s always available if we have the focus to summon it.