What Determines The Quality Of Our Experience?

Quality of Experience

Role of the Mind

While circumstances contribute to what we experience, it is the mind that determines the quality of our experience, how our experience affects our overall well-being.

…..Erric Solomon

Radically Happy


Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind
Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon

Where Can We Find Happiness?

Finding Happiness

Looking for Happiness

Happiness doesn’t occur in a vacuum.

Happiness is a resulting quality of experience that is grounded in an overall sense of harmony and essential meaning within the context of one’s overall life.

The Natural Bliss of Being
The Natural Bliss of Being 

Jackson Peterson

What’s The Benefit Of Detaching From Outcomes?

Letting Go

Letting Go

Detaching from outcomes, those that apply to us and those that apply to the actions of others, is the surest way to a peaceful day. Trying is believing.

Let Go Now
Let Go Now: Embrace Detachment as a Path to Freedom

Karen Casey

What Are The Benefits Of Intentional Living?

Intentional Living

Rewarding Way of Living

An intentional life is a commitment to training and concentrating attention in ways that enrich your life and the lives of others.

Living with attention is a rewarding way of living. It’s only by living with attention that you can experience yourself as authentic and your life as purposeful.

As you live more intentionally, something else occurs – the external world starts providing opportunities that you never imagined. This is because at every stage of development you can only imagine possibilities with your current knowledge base and world view.

Building Blocks of Intentional Living

  • Awareness
    Intentionally bringing consciousness to events. With increased awareness, you are an alert observer of your thoughts and feelings as they are happening.
  • Reflecting
    Requires practice in more directly noticing your experience, which allows it to more meaningfully impact you. Helps you think more creatively, make better choices, and implement effective action.
  • Choosing
    Making choices to bring greater conscious awareness to your decisions so you experience greater possibility to envision concrete steps toward big dreams.
  • Acting
    To wisely develop skills in knowing how and when to act in order to build the kind of world you want to see. And, knowing when to persist and when to move on.
  • Allowing
    The more you allow, by letting go of unnecessary clutter that interrupts your experience, the more possibilities exist. Allowing can initially feel passive, but it is actually very active.

An Intentional Life
An Intentional Life: Five Foundations of Authenticity and Purpose

Lisa Kentgen, PhD