How we feel is typically the gauge for our quality of life. How we feel emotionally, physically, psychologically, intellectually, spiritually is typically the way we determine whether we have a high, medium or low quality of life. Feeling good? Feeling happy? Feeling loved? Feeling compassionate? Feeling content? Feeling peaceful? Feeling joyful? Feeling grateful? Feeling angry? Feeling sad? Feeling worthless? Feeling miserable, depressed, anxious, stressed? And, typically we think it makes sense that to feel good, happy, loved, accepted, and so on, about our life, we need to have something change…something different. Perhaps it is more money, a different house, job, friends, family, status, different furniture, hair, clothes, a different or new spouse or partner, a different body or different health.
Well, what if I told you, it’s just the opposite. What if I told you that when you decide and choose to feel different about the life you have right now, the quality of your life will be enhanced beyond belief. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.
How can that be so? Well, what’s true is that the way you feel affects your thoughts, and the way you think and feel affects the quality of life you are having right now. It’s okay to want and have whatever you desire, it’s just that you will experience brief pleasure from that person, place, or thing if you feel and believe you need it. Soon, the pleasure will wane and you will have to go after the next pleasure and the next to sustain even a little pleasure.
The key is to find pleasure in peace and contentment exactly where you are, no matter where you are or who you’re with or what you’re doing. And you can find that in your everyday life without changing anything. Though I can assure you, your life will begin to change for the better as you begin to feel peace and contentment right now, without changing a thing.
The first step to enhancing the quality of your life is in making a simple decision to do so. Yep, the first step is to make a choice to enhance the quality of your life … to transform your life. Once you do that, you are ready to take the second step. The second step is to learn how to transform your life and have the quality of life you dream of. Having almost a lifetime of seeking and experiences in looking for the “how” myself, I can show you what I have found to be the simplest and most effective skills and path to how you can quickly and simply enhance the quality of your life. In fact, it may seem so simple, you will think it must be more complicated than this. Also, the how is different from the what. Many teachers will tell you to just “love what is” or “feel all your feelings” or “think positively”, however, that is the what rather than the how. If the “how” could be explained in words or writing, bottled, or made into a video, I would do that. However, words, pill, nor video could possibly take into consideration your particular situation right now and what would serve you best. That is done through talking with you directly and responding to what is going on for you. That is why I have developed simple processes, skills and practices to teach and coach you through, so you can move in the direction of enhancing the quality of your life through increasing the love, joy, peace and contentment that is available for you to experience in your life right now.
The third step in enhancing the quality of your life is in practicing the skills you learn in your everyday life; patiently and gradually shifting the way you perceive and respond in all your relationships. Being willing to love and accept yourself through this process naturally grows the seed of love and acceptance and compassion for others in their struggles, as well. Enhancing the quality of your life will be as easy as using these simple skills whenever you choose to feel peace rather than anxiety, love rather than fear, and content rather than needy. Nothing need change, except you. And once you change, everything will change to reflect that change in you!