Friday, March 9, 2018

“Variety is restful: monotony is what wears and exhausts.”  [UB555:05]

Thought Adjuster: “The above statement pleased you by its to-the-point simplicity.  Indeed, Truth does not need lengthy dissertations and best fits in a nutshell.  While the second part of the statement appeared to you as a truism, the first part was more thought-provoking: “Variety is restful.”  You had never looked at it that way.

“Indeed, boredom is a state of inner stagnation—a loss of appetite for life.  There are days when you need to slow down your activities in order to recuperate but it does not imply that your life has to become monotonous.  You may put your feet up and enjoy a ‘page turner’, listen to emotionally uplifting tunes… or be regenerated by attending to your favorite pastime.

“By allowing more variety and unpredictability in your life, you will make room for new opportunities to ‘awaken’ the parts of you that have remained dormant, due to a lack of stimulation.  This will greatly uplift your emotional state.

“It does not matter how young or how old you are.  Eternally speaking, you are all in your spiritual infancy.  The more contact you have with one another or with the many facets of life, the more thrilling your life journey will become, as it is through ‘give and take’ that enrichment takes place.

“Stop and think about what constitutes a ‘very good day’ for you.  Isn’t it a day that stands out of the daily grind?  You could have a great conversation or an opportunity to laugh your heart out; you could explore new creative outlets or engage yourself on previously unexplored walking trails… and so much more.

“Variety is indeed the spice of life.  No matter what your current financial situation is, you can still spice up your life with variety, thus rendering it more appealing.  You may be surprised at the outcome of such small alterations.  Just as exotic spices greatly enhance the flavor of your food, variety will as well improve your quality of life. 

“It may present itself in the form of opportunities.  If you grab them, something new will be birthed out of them.  If you bypass them, the same old same old will keep repeating itself, boring you senseless and making you ask: “What is there to live for?”  “What is there to bring to show-and-tell?”