Most people want the rewards of consciousness without the hard work of consciousness. The hard work of consciousness requires that we develop a daily spiritual practice that allows us to review where we are investing our energy each day. Each morning and each evening we have a choice: do we invest our energy into fears and anxieties or do we invest our energy into aligning with spiritual truth?
Practice even-minded calmness all the time. Become a king, an absolute monarch, of your own mental realm of calmness… Let nothing disturb your peaceable kingdom of calmness… this even-mindedness, when maintained by regular, deep meditation, removes the boredom, disappointment, and sorrow from everyday life, making it instead a very interesting and enjoyable experience of the soul.