Our goal should be to get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. (Abraham Heschel)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is dehabituation?”
“It’s one of the most important life practices. A form of pattern-breaking.
You know how when you get used to something, it tends to disappear. It can be anything: a song, a place, even a person. This phenomenon has been called hedonic adaptation. I call it habituation. In one of his wonderful Shots of Awe, Jason Silva expressively called it
the been theres, done thats of the adult mind.
We’re surrounded by miracles. But habituation makes them invisible.
Dehabituation is the practice of breaking the habituation patterns and seeing the world anew through the eyes of the child that you were… and are.”