"The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less." Joseph B. Wirthlin.
Boredom may be a sign that we are not paying attention to the details of what we are doing. When we pay attention to detail, our curiosity is often awakened. When I am in Big Wood, Erddig, I will often stop and spend 10-15minutes just looking at one small area, looking at things that wouldn’t normally get much attention. The face of a damselfly, the bark on an oak tree, or an insect scurrying under a leaf. The life and detail in just one small part of the woods is miraculous.
Curiosity is a path that leads to details. And details are the antidote to boredom.