When you love and enjoy an activity, it’s usually because you’re *not* thinking resistant thoughts when you do it. You’re usually in a state of flow, just enjoying the doing with a quiet mind, or even with an appreciating mind (eg “This is going well! This is looking great!” etc). This is why things like listening to music, reading or watching tv can feel good – because it gives you a break from resistant thoughts.
When you dislike an activity, it’s usually because you’re possibly thinking resistant thoughts when you do it. (eg “This isn’t going well, I’m rubbish at this, why can’t I do it better?” etc)
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Just read this post by WellBeing on the Abe Forum and had an aha moment when I read this bit: “The action isn’t why you love it. You love it because you’re not usually thinking your resistant thoughts when you do it. That’s why it feels like love to you.“