One who seeks out and indulges much in sensual pleasures is longing for spiritual pleasures, on this account he experiences regret and is envious of those who practice. Furthermore his faculties are neglected, his unskillful qualities increase, his wholesome qualities decrease, on this account too he experiences sorrow and regret. Furthermore whenever he wants to obtain concentration, whenever he wants to obtain pleasure of seclusion, he does not easily obtain it, on this account too he experiences sorrow and regret.
One who seeks out and indulges much in spiritual practice does not long for sensuality, on this account he experiences joy and is not envious. Furthermore his faculties are not neglected, his unskillful qualities decrease, his wholesome qualities increase, on this account too he experiences joy. Furthermore whenever he wants to obtain concentration, whenever he wants to obtain pleasure of seclusion, he does obtain it without difficulty, on this account too he experiences joy.
There is also the fact that what is born must die and this human state is not all sunshine and rainbows. People get cancer, parkinson’s, skin problems and all kinds of illness and one who pursues sensuality will have to do it again for an indeterminate amount of time, to speak nothing of falling to lower realms.
Whereas one who develops the faculties might see with discernment the most extreme happiness, most profound happiness, a pleasure beyond conjecture in this very life and be completely released, arise a master of thoughts, not liable to undergo discomfort and stress after the breakup of the body.
How to do it is a not so easy to answer but it takes effort and knowledge. You have to make the effort and nobody can do that for you, knowledge you can get from other people or the texts. More you know thus easier it is to navigate the Path and troubleshoot.
There are jhana which are pleasant abidings and there are other pleasant states to be experienced which are secluded from unwholesome states, either way by developing the faculties one attains to the immediacy leading to the ending of effluents. The mode of practice associated with the pleasant abidings is refered to as Pleasant Mode of practice and it is favorable to that extent.
The practice isn’t really boring but apparently it can seem boring if one becomes disheartened and stuck in discontentment without a friend to inspire and help one out.