I am a big fan of Abraham Hicks and often start my day off by listening to one of their YouTube videos, as it starts my morning off on a high note. Once I’ve sat down at my computer, I often read an email from them first. I received this one a few days ago and it got me further thinking about the quality of life.
Why Do I Want the Relationship I Want…? Think about what you want in a relationship and why you want it. Look for those around you who are experiencing good relationships, and feel appreciation for them. Make lists of the positive aspects of those you have spent time with. . . . In fact, one of the fastest ways to make your way to a wonderful relationship is to find any subject that consistently feels good, and focus on that even if it has nothing to do with relationships.
It made me think about all the relationships I currently have in my life and those I want in my future. It made me think about the quality of relationships I want in my life from family, friends, clients, colleagues, and romance. I started to ask myself what qualities do I want in the people that I interact with the most and who am I willing to invest my time, energy, and heart with, so I started listing as many qualities out as I could think of and then determining how important they are to me. Kindness was a definite must. Does that mean I only have people in my life that are always kind? No. But it does mean that those I give my time, energy and heart to value kindness as well and operate from kindness the majority of the time. A good sense of humor is important to me as it heightens life’s celebrations and lessens its sorrows. The image above is the list that I came up with of qualities that I admire and look for in the people I spend my time with. Life is so very precious to spend it with people who are tearing you down rather than lifting you up, so pay attention to how they add quality to your life.
Moving forward, I encourage you to take a look at the quality of your life by…
Taking time to sit down and really think about the quality of your life. What is your home life like? What is your work life like? How are the people that you surround yourself like? Make time to have a deep look at the quality of your life and get clear on what qualities you want in your life.
Making a list of qualities and values that are important to you. Write as many of them out as you can think of and then determine which ones are truly deal breakers if they aren’t there. The people who don’t match the qualities that you hold sacred doesn’t mean you have to cast them aside, but I would encourage you to lessen your time and energy spent on them.
Once you have your list, ask yourself if you personally embody those qualities? If they are important qualities to have in the people around you, they are equally if not more important to embody them.
Watching for those qualities to appear in others around you. Just like the Hicks quote above, pay attention to the relationships around you that you would like to emulate and say ‘yes, I’d like that too.’ Remain in your own joyful state knowing that others enhance your life, but YOU are the one that makes it.
Mostly, I want to remind you how precious and fragile life is, so stand in your truth of being fully qualified to live a life filled with deep love, meaningful work, and magical experiences.
Until next time, be love and loved.
PS – I would love to see your list of qualities, so comment below.
I embody the qualities I seek out in others.
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