Quality or Quantity?


As we rush around chasing our tails, running our businesses, our families and our homes, how often do we stop to ask ourselves what quality of energy we are actually running on, rather than the quantity? I’m not talking about nutrition or exercise or health, although are all those are fundamental, but a different type of energy – the energy of the quality of our lives.

Our souls are made up of qualities rather than quantities. Certainly, we may have talents and abilities but they are what we have, rather than who we are.

Realising that we are made up of qualities is transformative and proves that we can see the world through different eyes. No longer do we have to watch how much success or failure we amass, or how much weight we gain or lose, or how much money we earn or don’t.  No longer do we have to feel like a weighing machine in which we have to do with what we’re given and we never feel we have enough.  No longer do we have to be a filter of suspicion under which we hide, in the hope that we will be safe and no-one will hurt us. Instead, when we see ourselves as giving qualities in all that we do, we become a circle through which life flows, open and curious to see how it unfolds.

We are made up of countless unquantifiable qualities – joy, love, peace, co-operation, compassion, patience, humility, respect, kindness, responsibility, honesty, truth, freedom, happiness, mercy, simplicity, tolerance and unity etc. Choosing to see how these flow through us means that we can discover the numerous ways in which we are linked. There is no more need for competition because we are all on the same side.

It is a relief to live our lives through our qualities. Our journeys transform from a fight to win against everyone else, into a dance in which we are all holding hands. We can meet each conversation with happiness, compassion and deep listening, each business meeting with honesty, justice and genuine interest, each connection with joy, gratitude and love.

Try taking a different quality every day and living through it in everything you do and think. If you choose peace, for instance, eat your breakfast peacefully and conduct your conversations in peace. If you meet anger or negativity, step back and feel compassion for the person, for they are in pain. It is a law of physics that we resonate with each other but you can choose not to resonate with anger. Instead, resonate with peace and watch them calm down as they resonate with your positivity, for positivity is based on truth which is strong, whereas negativity is based on fear, which is weak.

It is not only possible to live life through qualities, but it is also beautiful. Start today and watch your world transform before your eyes into something of genuine, abundant quality.

Love Laurelle x