Quantum Lifestyle Dynamics - Develop Your Behaviors
For Personal Growth
overall purpose of our existence is to develop a working model for
behaviors that lead to a life of conscious co-creation and fulfillment.
But first, a useful reality must be constructed based upon information
that can produce predictable and reproducible results in our day-to-day
In essence, any lifestyle discipline that includes self-assessment
ensures personal growth, self-awareness, and spiritual security.
In fact, spiritual security can be gauged by how someone feels most
of the time. As the unknown becomes more familiar, the fear of the
unknown dissipates. Such is the goal of all the age-old systems
for achieving inner peace, personal growth, wisdom, contentment,
and salvation. The notes in the songs may vary, but the melody is
always the same. Ten steps to ... Seven keys of .. Three ways to
Formulas for improving, enhancing, accelerating, and establishing
are manufactured from the language into well-intentioned dialogs
of support and encouragement. These countless prescriptions provide
guidance, inspiration, and motivation. But these words can only
lead us to the experience. Even so, they are necessary to promote
advancement toward the creative source from which they emerged.
Consider even the words I have chosen to communicate this possibility
have been selected to represent my personal impressions and perspective.
They are not a system or a means to anything. Rather, they represent
an instrument used to compose a symphony that resonates as a melody
for sharing observations about the nature of a quantum lifestyle.
One only has to look as far as their own situation to recognize
what isn't working for them. Oftentimes, this appears as a symptom
in the form of a recurring situation or relationship. At times,
it may be an unresolved feeling or chronic physical discomfort.
Often, it simply appears as a deep sense of unrest and imbalance.
Not really knowing what it is that's causing the disturbance, the
first inclination is to grasp at the popular, easy, quick, and available
solutions only to find that, along with a temporary change, another
problem has been created.
Success and Failure
it is known that the highest percentage of failures is not because
people don't want to have healthy, productive and prosperous lives.
More times than not, it is because they don't know how to achieve
such a life. Thus, it is the use of a flawed system, rather than
the lack of motivation or commitment, that produces a less-than-desirable
Discouragement and complacency are common by-products of the frustration
experienced while attempting to achieve a desired result and continually
failing to succeed. These are usually symptoms, not terminal conditions,
and ultimately result in a lack of motivation and commitment.
The presence of symptoms in the absence of diagnosable disease
suggests an imbalance. This imbalance is created by a repetitive
sequence of events originating in the thoughts of the experiencer.
This type of vicious cycle is self-perpetuating once it gains critical
mass in one's life. However, the associated symptoms need not become
a chronic lot in life.
Although you may have been conditioned to respond to certain types
of external stresses in a particular way, you have the ability to
alter the outcome by virtue of how you choose to respond to the
situations, circumstances, or encounters interpreted as a source
Repeatedly allowing an external stimulus to dictate your response
the illusion of separation, in that you ascribe the source of your
chosen response to the stimulus. Once you realize that touching
a hot stove will burn you, you realize that the result of touching
it again will produce the same experience. It is not the hot stove
that burns you, but your decision to touch it. The illusion of separation
is further perpetuated by our identification with the hot stove
as the source of the burn, rather than with the decision-maker who
chose to touch it.
Hidden Meaning of Behavior
Likewise, blaming falsely assigns responsibility to a person, object,
or circumstances for your experience of the encounter based upon
your subjective interpretation. Considered in this light, accidents
become opportunities to look at things differently. And they should,
particularly if they keep occurring as part of your life experience.
Taken to the extreme, chronic blaming may suggest that an unfulfilled
need for attention, caring, cuddling, or nurturing is being fostered.
This dynamic may work to satisfy needs and longings for everyone
in support of the contrived relationship.
By the same token, it may reinforce the thought patterns associated
with one's own self-image, creating a terminal dysfunction of dependency
and self-flagellation. This can prevent you from accessing any other
life experience. This behavior may get you what you think you need,
but not necessarily what you really want. Besides, it is a lot of
work for very little return.
What we're looking to achieve in deliberately constructing a process
is the biggest return from the least investment. But as always,
the choice is yours for the choosing. The concept of six degrees
of separation suggests the mathematical probability that we are
never more than five or six people away from any relationship we
desire. I am suggesting that we are never more than one thought
away from any experience we choose.
Three Things We Must Know
to alter your experience consciously and deliberately, you must
know three things. Firstly, you must recognize where you are. Secondly,
you must know where you want to be. And thirdly, you must know how
to get from here to there.
Self-observation is at the core of any truly effective endeavor
to shape productive and intentional changes in life. A loosely structured
approach to self-examination follows a classical pattern of differential
diagnosis, while providing a powerful basis for refocusing your
efforts in the direction of correction.
A variety of tools, in the form of caveats, guidelines, reminders,
and suggestions, are widely available in many forms. Finding an
approach that resonates with your beliefs and acting upon it is
a prerequisite of a system that can be integrated into your life
to create whatever you desire and help to keep you on track.
Acknowledge Where You Are
Recognizing that everything works, one quickly realizes that there
are no panaceas. You can begin to construct a unique approach to
experiencing the reality of your dreams by starting where you are
with the "hoof beats" caveat. When you hear hoof beats,
look for horses. In so doing, you accomplish the first step in the
process of self-renovation. You acknowledge where you are.
Given the facts of our discussion about the characteristics of
thought and the nature of "now time," there really is
no other place to start. The symptoms will vary from person to person
at this stage of our journey. And quite frankly, they really don't
matter. They are just symptoms. But more importantly, they are self-generated
guideposts to a solution.
Remember that everything is what it isn't. The solution is always
in the problem, and the symptoms can provide invaluable insight
into where the imbalance exists and what possible remedies are available.
In the final analysis, it will always boil down to one simple concept
anyway. The main problem is that you think something is wrong. However,
for most of us, it is a difficult diagnosis to convert into a remedy
at this point, so you must employ some strategic impetus to move
in the desired direction.
Remember, for every action, there is a reaction. Doing nothing
produces more of the same. Just doing something for the sake of
doing something will simply produce random and inconsistent results.
This leads to either more confusion, or more of the same.
Specific Action Produces Specific Reactions
the three things you have to know as a foundation for creating a
new experience, you must now begin to refine your efforts to accomplish
your goal. Creating a system that works for you is critical to achieving
and maintaining motivation and consistency. This does not require
you to subscribe to a specific belief system or dogma, but only
to align yourself with practices that produce predictable results
and are consistent with your fundamental desires.
To produce results consistent with your desires, you must consistently
apply the principles of manifestation in as conscious a manner as
you are capable in any given moment. You can use the laws, guidelines,
caveats, and reminders to construct a realistic program for successfully
altering your course and restoring balance, while establishing a
self perpetuating foundational awareness.
The more specific you are at each point along the way, the more
specific your results will be, and the easier it will become to
monitor progress and modify your approach.
Starting where you are will be as different for everyone as individual
perceptions of reality. Despite the fact that everyone wants the
same basic things (avoiding pain and experiencing pleasure), your
plan for achieving these results will be different. What will be
the same, however, is the fundamental mechanism for achieving it.
Universal laws are called universal for a reason.
Richard A. DiCenso