“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
― Nelson Mandela
Do we ever return to the same place twice? It seems whether its changes in mood, energy level, perception or perhaps something experiential, we are never quite the same person from day to day so even the ways we interact with our familiar environments change from day to day. It’s a great reason to take stock of things every day to see how they’ve changed, we’ve changed or both. I know that noticing these things especially how they relate to others in my environment is another of the reasons why boredom stopped being an issue for me long ago.Sometimes, especially after a day of difficult interactions or after a night of little or no sleep, these changes don’t always seem positive. Tho, in the long run, often it is exactly those times that show where real growth and realization is necessary. Sometimes I need to be pulled away from my center to know for sure where that center is. I doubt I am alone in this.
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