One can sit for hours and reflect upon the truth that life relies and will most certainly rely on repetition for some time. Whether preparing for bed or sitting under a friendly tree deep in thought, a component of existence is following through with actions that are often reiterated merely for the sake of survival. Actions, such as cooking breakfast or taking a shower, are usually performed daily. More than that, repetition exists even within the body. The heart repeatedly beats, fulfilling its functional obligations, which sustain us. The repeated rise and fall of the chest when the body inhales and exhales also contributes to our survival. Likewise, eating, blinking, digestion, and even the greatest act of digestion - defecation also does the same.
On a more sizable scale, even the planet we inhabit has its cycle of repetition. The sun rises then sets, allowing the moon a chance to shine, and this happens every single waking day of a human's life. Even those often ignored trees, one casually brushes shoulders with while commuting to work has a cycle of repetition that helps purify the air humans need in order to survive. The consequentiality of repetition is much deeper than perceptive words from the beloved Mahatma Gandhi, and the ironic thing is, many overlook its importance, at times even casting dark shadows on to its relevance, making it as undervalued as a bathroom sink.
So why has repetition garnered such an unpleasant repertoire?
Personal opinion blames human nature and the ignorance thereof. The nature of habit and the lack of cognizance placed on the development of more noteworthy and significantly impacting ones upon which the true essence of repetition relies. Far too often, many get stuck in negative patterns of thought or rely too heavily on the fact that routine will help one revert to a purer time of life or state, and somehow erase the negativity in the first place. However, repetition is the action itself, and until the underlying substructure for this action is transparently understood and acknowledged, then the journey will continuously head in the same direction with minimal opportunities for a positive outcome. Consequently, one will continue to roll an eye at repetition instead of allowing sight the opportunity to experience its more preponderant benefits.
The point is, repetition is a resplendent way to learn and teach oneself. Good, auxiliary things like enlightenment emanate from repetition. The conception of it all follows the saying "practice makes perfect." As a result of repetition, children grow into conscious, healthy humans, and as they continue growing routine is still needed. Athletes rely on it to become more proficiently adept at their sport, training every day, in the same manner, with slight adjustments here and there - ones that harbor considerable impact on their abilities and ultimately the game itself. Musicians rehearse for hours, singing the same songs, repeating the same lyrics and choreography so that it becomes second nature - assisting with proper preparation for a show or recording a new album. In everyday life, cooking is a repeated action, and for most "non-chef" humans, repetition helps with developing stronger cooking skills while ensuring personal enjoyment as one relishes their meal more when it tastes better. Development of this type of day-to-day skill increases the content of one's personal life while reaping significant positive outcome and personal reward.
So when possible, think about the idea of repetition and its advantageous influence on one’s life and the lives of others.
Think about it deeply. Cast awareness on when it is needed and how it is utilized to both assist with personal growth and development and on the contrary to divert or contradict. Many in this world find themselves following through with destructive cycles of repetition - ones that embolden poor habits or unobliging lifestyle choices. Cycles that establish doubt as it pertains to the real purpose and practical nature of it all. Understandably so, doubt in itself has a way of enlightening the mind, but this sort of doubt is one that infringes upon the value of learning through the use of this helpful tool.
The type of habits that can significantly contribute to the upliftment of society and less on its demise.