How would you describe the Difference between Quality and Quantity?
Quality reveals patterns of order.
Quantity measures patterns of order.
Religion, art, music, and healing deal with quality. Science deals with quantity. Is there any relationship between quality and quantity?
Apparently so. Bruce Klingbeil, co-founder of Spindrift, said:
"Our experience is more than quantity; it's quality, too.... The conventional sciences deal entirely with quantity [measuring things]. The essence of science is to quantify relationships and then express them mathematically. Yet the bulk of our experience is with the quality of our perceptions.
We think that the heart of our findings has been the discovery of a relationship between quality and quantity. If this relationship turns out to be true, it will be something that unifies our experience.... Coherence, religion, spirituality, art, and music give our human experience quality."
If you desire to understand how prayer operates within human consciousness. The quality of your thoughts and skills is necessary to monitor.
Spindrift asked a qualitative question about quality.
The Klingbeils asked, "Will the qualitative distinctions made by Spindrift land in the public's imagination?" The answer depends on the public's curiosity about how Quality affects their lives. The distinctions made by science, religion, spirituality, the arts, and metaphysics should provide some positive clues. These areas of the imagination, especially religion and art, provide distinctions that tell unlike things from one another. The results from discovering distinctions are the qualitative expressions of harmony, healing, and law that become clearer to recognize in our human experiences.
Psychology tells us that human beings tend to desire life to get better. For life to get better requires recognizing qualitative distinctions. Spindrift hopes that the attraction to desire better quality distinctions in life should gradually win the day. Then quality should find a more respected place along side quantity.
Qualitative thoughts encourage more Quality.
Bruce and John said several variations of this sentence: "Scientists are looking for patterns of order in the universe. Qualitative research is also looking for patterns of order in the universe."
The Klingbeils also said, in essence, "Follow your intuitions about Quality effects and something will change for the better."
Modern culture tends to promote the quantity of things too much. There are times when 'better is better,' not 'more is better.'
When human beings better understand how Quality affects healing, architecture, the arts, and athletics, they should discover patterns that illustrate Quality in quantifiable terms.
Have patience. Quality takes time to develop.
Being cognizant of Quality leads to knowing the importance of Quality.
Music, dance, art tie-in our individual identity with Soul, Spirit.
Mary Baker Eddy often asked her students to perceive and investigate the qualitative and quantitative connections going on in "Science, Theology, and Medicine." This four minute video explores those connections through the quality of wonder.