My Thoughts, More or Less
by Michael S. Tyrrell
December 1, 2020
Hey there Wholetonians!
We are now officially in the throes of the Holiday Season. You can see it everywhere, from the festive lights on the houses in your neighborhood, to the displays in every store, and every commercial on TV.
The number of sales that started on Black Friday and continue through the end of the year will most likely have two words come up frequently: “More” and “Less.”
“Get more for your money!”
“Spend less on the things you want more of!”
Today, I want to explore the meanings of these two small yet powerful words.
More and Less
We use these words all the time in our everyday conversations. Sometimes we use them together in the phrase “more or less” to express vagueness or an unspecified extent: “After the hosts got into a loud argument, the dinner party was more or less ruined.”
The phrase can also be used as an approximation when we’re unsure of an exact amount: “That horse weighs 1000 pounds, more or less.”
But I want to explore these words in the context of comparison.
In our society, we tend to think more is better. We stress the importance of more, more, more.
We want more information, and we want more things, and we want them faster and better than before.
We often base our success on how much of something (fill in the blank) we have.
Additionally, people often form judgements on another person’s moral character based on measuring how much more they have or how much less they have compared to themselves.
But I submit to you that having greater or lesser possessions is a poor measuring stick for contentment and personal success.
We’d do well to desire more of things like compassion, kindness, gratitude, and positivity.
And there certainly are things we want less of: sickness, sadness, shame, and stress.
True blessings and contentment are based on having MORE or LESS of the things we can’t really number.
- More love
- Less stress
- More peace
- Less negativity
- More joy
- Less anxiety
- More hope
- Less fear
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” ~ Matthew 6:33
And these “things” come from seeking God and acknowledging Him with our lives. What we subject ourselves to also greatly affects our ability to receive the blessings God has for us.
The Bible tells us that we need to be careful what we put before our eyes, and what we allow to enter our ears. These are the gates to our souls and our well-being. When we see with our eyes and hear with our ears the good things that God has made available to us, we will be blessed.
“But blessed are your eyes, for they see and your ears for they hear.” ~ Matthew 13:16
And that, my friends, is what’s behind the frequencies and music of Wholetones. When you open your eye and ear gates to these therapeutic sounds and colors, you are opening the door to more of the good and less of the undesirable energy to flood through your mind, body and spirit.
Until next time…
Michael S. Tyrrell
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