Day-in day-out, life has become a routine. People drive down the same route everyday, stop at the same traffic lights, pass by the same buildings to their offices. There don’t seem to be a need for them to be alert on what they are doing because the task gets done.
Do you realize that after some time boredom sets in. Later, that action becomes a drab and life becomes dead and uncreative. But, that particular mechanical activity can be done with interest only when you de-mechanize or de-automize your movements.
For a start, change the action and location
Drive a different route for a change. That will get your attention to be alert. If you are dining in the dining room, for a change take it to the garden. At night, if you are used to looking at glaring lights of the city and buildings, for a change tilt your head and look at the glimmer of the stars.
Remember that these activities are done to turn your mechanical approach to the awarenes of the surrounding. And they will definitely lead you to those moments that you are more aware of what you are doing and enjoying it as well.
Sooner, you don’t need to change anymore
In the span of time, you are so immersed in what you’re doing that there is no need for changes. Your drive along the same route will not bore you. Your dining at the same table with the same table spread and the same people will not tire or weary you.
Along the drive path, you will begin to appreciate details. You take interest in the variety of pedestrians on the pavement or crossing the road. There will be feeling of friendliness and interest towards people. Those decorative plants along both side of the roads will look more green and lively. Those draperies that hang in the dining seem to project a different shade of beauty. That bonsai in the garden that you never stop to look at will be looking particularly more beautiful.
And if you have attained this state, then life is all yours. Every moment becomes an enjoyment. You don’t need to go the movies to get entertained, neither wait for the next American Idol show. So, de-automize this very moment and celebrate life to the maximum.