A focus on quality makes life easier, but often, the effects are not noticeable until later.
Because many of us are focused on the ‘quick fix’ we miss out on the best that life has to offer; across the board.
In fact, the tendency to seek out a ‘quick fix’ is built into our subconscious conditioning.
It is actually far better to slow down and invest more time seeking quality.
You ‘lose’ time initially, but it pays off handsomely in the future. In other words, your ‘return on investment’ (ROI) is superior.
Personally, I have found this to be true in a myriad of ways. One of these is taking time to research best of breed for products and services. Readers of this blog will benefit from my experiences, partly because I like to put something back into the world and also reward those vendors who deserve it, in the case of products or services.
Having an ability to search for and cherish truth, as opposed to one’s own opinion, helps. At times, we need to face up to the shortcomings of our thinking, methods, or the services/goods we use.
Living a quality life is a happier, less stressful life.
I remember, decades ago, having to stop on a British motorway and use a spanner on my motorcycle. The spanner broke because it was cheap and nasty – it looked fine on the surface. In future I only bought good quality tools – sure, they cost more and I had to do without some treats, but never again will I be inconvenienced by inferior tools failing. I still have the spanners.
The same applies to thinking and actions. Take relationships for example…
If you take time to connect properly with people in your day to day interactions you will feel better and in cases where you are a customer, enjoy better service or other benefits. Tune into each person’s ‘radio station’ (Everyone listens to WIIFM without exception). “What’s In It For Me” is the most popular ‘radio station’ in the world; that people listen to all their waking hours. In fact, this is one of the immutable laws of the world. Work with the law and watch how you ‘prosper’. Work against it, and experience the hassles, stress and problems that follow. Logic tells you this is correct, yet our emotions can override what we know is right, or best. That’s why subconscious clearing is so important.
Remember that (the vast majority of) others are not interested in you, only in themselves. When you get your satisfaction from Spirit, you have no ‘need’ of others. You just ‘need’ them because you love them. Focus on THEIR needs, feelings and desires. Take time now to carefully think about how that will affect your life. Ideally, we do stuff for others for altruistic reasons, however even if you are the most selfish person on the planet think of how YOU could benefit by focusing on others. And wouldn’t the world be a better place?
A critical key to dealing with stress is actually to do with how you think about issues. I will cover this in later posts. That said, organising your life around a focus on quality will help reduce stress until you are able to handle it more effectively. Simply speaking, the big ‘secret’ to the stress conundrum is not the absence of the stressor/s but how we think about them.
As you strip out the dross and crap from your life and increase the quality, you will experience a feeling of liberation, joy and clearer thinking. Take TV for example. Instead of watching things mindlessly, without deeply thinking, I suggest that you carefully consider what shows you especially like, then stop watching the ‘also rans’. Seek the best in everything and you will find that life starts to give you that. A ‘high octane’ joyful experience.
Distance yourself from people who don’t fit the quality matrix. I don’t mean be snobbish; I mean filter out those with whom you do not have a high quality experience. This will make room for a better quality people and experiences. Recently, someone whom I had not heard from for some time, got back in touch with me. Silly me ignored warnings (Owl totem) and I suffered. My own stupid fault. What you feed grows. Feed truth and light. Sorry Owl.
Having a focus on quality is a deep and broad subject. I have only touched the surface on some of the issues and not mentioned others. In time, regular readers of this blog will learn more.
Make a decision today to start living a better life from now on.
“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” – W. Somerset Maugham