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Jun 11, 2019 17:13:36

mundane is good too

by @lucjah PATRON | 200 words | 49🔥 | 326💌


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a balance between maintaining a sane level of comfort and challenging yourself

Yes, it's definitely important to keep the balance!

But... I think it is also possible to grow staying in "the old", the known, the dull, in the too well known routine. As WE change from moment to moment, we can discover new things walking the same path over and over... and... over again. 

In my opinion, the breakthrough may happen when the routine gets so mundane, so familiar that we actually cannot stand it anymore and... we brak, or rather break thru and unexpected happens...

I think that for example 200WaD environment provides this kind of experience for some of us, because writing every bloody day for months might really be, though smallish, but quite challenging routine. 

Some start to experiment, like the absolute slump king, @jasonleow . Some play. Some try using words as more than just carriers of meaning. Some, struggling to maintain the streak, create parallel universes, for others to visit.

I believe that, just as confusion and out of the comfort zone journeys, the dull and repetitive can push us beyond ours, perceived, limits. 

As there are NO LIMITS, they exist only in our minds...

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    @lucjah "absolute slump king"? heehee what a weird title, but I love it. ;) And absolutely agree with you, that mundane routine can bring breakthroughs as well as new challenges. There are as many paths to growth as there are people.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 12, 2019 20:46:59
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    @lucjah interesting perspective! I never looked at it like that but you're right you can learn a lot from routine.

    Maybe it's just another part of the journey. When learning any new skill you start off confused and out of your comfort zone, as you continue you get used to it and it becomes routine, and now you have to stick through the mundanity to continue growing.

    Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jun 11, 2019 16:31:06
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    @lucjah There are no limits, yes, so true! BUT.


    Anything spectacular, amazing, astounding, worthwhile...is those things because of the limits to which it was subject in the first place. It's a hell of a paradox. A hell of a balance.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 11, 2019 23:28:50
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    @lucjah Routine or repetition? Doing something over and over can lead to enlightenment. Consider the tradition of chanting. Perhaps embracing a daily routine will lead to insights if one is open to it.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 11, 2019 12:12:00
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