A philosophical framework for making sense of reality.

Why Are We Creating a Movement?

The purpose of this movement is to develop higher levels of discernment for things that have traditionally been thought of as indiscernible. We seek to give a sense of relativity to concepts that have typically been abstract in nature. And, we seek to empower people’s development of their individual consciousness and philosophical perspective in an unprecedented manner.

Why We Believe in A More Open-Minded World

The rise of organized religion has previously oppressed philosophical thinking and ideological movements as a whole.  With the fall of organized religion, there is a newfound opportunity for philosophical thinking to rise again. Organized religion brought about answers that may never be questioned; whereas philosophy brings about questions that may never be answered. We DO NOT seek to remove organized religion from society, but we do seek to provide an alternative avenue for individualistic thinkers who are looking for another avenue of self-expression, belief revitalization, and thought development. Quadality seeks to provide 21st-century humanitarians with the philosophical resources they need to create the changes they seek.

The Back Story

The concept of “Quadality” came about from questioning the nature of reality.  This has been the timeless question that’s plagued philosophers for millennia. So, before we tackle “Quadality,” let’s tackle the question “what is the nature of reality?”

A simple Google search gives 2 definitions for the word “reality”

  • the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
  • the state or quality of having existence or substance.

These are both fairly straightforward definitions of reality.  One could interpret this definition as holding a sense of objectivity.  “A wine glass is objectively a wine glass.”

But, this brings up the other age old philosophical question “Is reality subjective or objective?” And the answer I’ve come up with is “BOTH.”  If you remove our objective reality, our subjective reality ceases to exist. And vis versa, if you remove our subjective reality, then our objective reality ceases to exist.

We need the objective reality to form our subjective reality.  And we need our subjective reality in order to perceive (or sense) the objective world. Both the subjective and objective world exist simultaneously.

So, if the objective nature of reality is the ‘physical’ reality that we perceive on a daily basis; It begs the question, “what is the subjective nature of reality?”

The subjective nature of reality is mental, emotional, and spiritual.  It’s completely unique to the individual, and holds very little (or no) objective reality.

This is the basis for the concept of “Quadality”

Quadality describes our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual realities that exist simultaneously and equilaterally.

This “4-dimensional” version of reality exists within us individually at ALL times.

We experience these 4 dimensions simultaneously, yet have the ability to isolate each of the dimensions for assessment and optimization purposes.

Since our subjective and objective worlds coexist, we do not actually live in reality; we live in our own mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual worlds.

 

Hence the term “Quadality.”

 

This has formed the belief that we do not live in “reality,” we live in “Quadality.”

The Basis for Quadality Currently Stands on 3 Scientific Frameworks

Quantum Computing

Instead of 1 or 0, Quantum computing allows states to render both 1’s AND 0’s (at the same time). Particles having the ability to be in multiple positions simultaneously is referred to as quantum superposition.  Allowing for 2 states to exist simultaneously has lead us to many hypotheses. We don’t live in a subjective or objective world – we live in both (they exist simultaneously). This entanglement exists in a quantum state. This means our reality (or Quadality) is quantum in nature.

Modalities

These are the lenses through which we view the world. We typically view the world through our senses – (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory are the basics). But, believers in Quadality tend to believe that our senses do not stop at our physical extremities.  Sense of balance, pain, temperature, and emotion are all things we sense with our brain, they just don’t happen to have an opposing appendage for external perception. These senses could be construed as subjective; whereas sights, smells, and sounds could be viewed as more objective modalities.

Dualities

Wave-Particle Duality explains that all particles have a wave nature, and all waves have a particle nature.  Both of these particle and wave natures exist simultaneously. Humans have a physical (or particle) nature, but we also give off electromagnetic waves concurrently. On the other hand, when UV light hits a metal surface, it emits electrons.  Einstein explained this as the “photoelectric” effect. Wave-Particle Duality is a byproduct of quantum mechanics and proves to humans that multiple states can exist simultaneously.

The Reality we Recognize

The only reality we can all objectively recognize is the physical reality.

But with advances in science and psychology, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that we all live in a subjective reality within our own body, mind, and spirit.

The subjective nature of reality is mental, emotional, and spiritual. It’s completely unique to the individual, and holds very little (or no) objective reality. This is the basis for the concept of “Quadality.”

Here is one way to visualize Quadality.

The only reality we can all objectively recognize is the physical reality.

But, with advances in science and psychology, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that we all live in a subjective reality within our own body, mind, and spirit.

The subjective nature of reality is mental, emotional, and spiritual. It’s completely unique to the individual, and holds very little (or no) objective reality.

This is the basis for the concept of “Quadality.”

Here is one way we can visualize Quadality.

quadality circle

The Realities of Quadality

All of the models we utilize will include presence in the middle because we cannot remove ourselves from our presence.  We can reach outside of our current reality, we can use the observer effect, but we cannot physically remove ourselves from the time, space, and matter in which we currently exist.

If Quadality describes the nature of our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual realities existing simultaneously, naturally, we must develop clear definitions for these constructs.

Of course, there is a subjective nature to the definitions of these 4 constructs, and each of us will determine these definitions based on our own nature and nurture. For a history of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, please CLICK HERE.

Mental Reality

Describes the processes going on inside of our head. Our mind is the greatest tool we’ve been given. We can achieve expanded awareness, recall past experiences, and will ourselves away from pain and toward pleasure with just our mind. Humans experience thought patterns that occur time and time again, and our mind is the only matter with the capability of continuing these patterns, or changing them for a more desirable outcome. Our mental reality exists equilaterally to our physical, emotional, and spiritual reality.

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Physical Reality

Describes our physiology (body), and the material world that surrounds us. Our physical reality exists at the intersection of time, space, and matter. It’s deeply affected by the 11 systems within our body. Overall, it’s our inputs (exercise, nutrition, rest) that ultimately affects how our bodily systems run, and therefore effects our physical reality. Our external environment impacts how our body responds to situations on a moment to moment basis. Our physical reality exists equilaterally to our mental, emotional, and spiritual reality.

Emotional Reality

Describes our interpretations (and beliefs) about our other realities. Humans have the ability to attach meaning (and labels) to situations; and these meanings dictate our emotional state and wellbeing at any given moment. Emotion quite literally means “energy in motion.” All our desires are based on emotional states (or the energy) that we seek. Without emotion (and spirituality) we’re nothing more than a computer with inputs and outputs. Emotions take our mental, subjective world, and turns them to conscious expressions, which in turn change our physical reality. Our emotions determine how we express ourselves, how we communicate, and the expectations we have for ourselves (and others). Our emotional reality exists equilaterally to our mental, physical, and spiritual reality.

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Spiritual Reality

Describes our connection to sentience and the collective consciousness. Despite the common misconception, one does not need to be religious in order to be spiritual. Connecting with other beings and forms of expression gives us a sense of connection and fulfillment. Centeredness and acceptance help us to discover expanded states of consciousness and attain spiritual enlightenment. Unlike our emotional reality, spirituality is what helps us take our physical world, and make sense of it within (mentally). Our spiritual reality exists equilaterally to our mental, physical, and emotional reality.

Here's How it Breaks Down

Physical Expressions

hold mental, emotional, and spiritual counterparts.

Mental Expressions

hold physical, emotional, and spiritual counterparts.

Emotional Expressions

hold physical, mental, and spiritual counterparts.

Spiritual Expressions

hold physical, emotional, and mental counterparts.

These realities cannot be turned off because of their simultaneous existence.  We can ignore aspects of our reality, but that doesn’t remove their individual (and simultaneous) existence from our lives. These 4 realities are interconnected, and acknowledgment of these 4 realities can help us become aware of separate aspects of a situation at hand. This level of internal and external understanding and awareness is the key to the evolution into the best version of ourselves.

In General, Our Quadality (or Simultaneous Realities) Exist in Two Very Distinct States

Alignment

All 4 realities are creating aligned thoughts, feelings, and actions. This is when we feel ‘guided’ to do things via purposeful action and intuitive decision making.

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Misalignment

One of our realities may be causing an asymmetrical perspective. This is when emotional blocks and inner conflicts start eating away at our psyche and ability to live in a flow state.

quadality misalignment

It’s no secret which of these is preferred. The conscious alignment of all 4 simultaneous realities is a constant and never-ending journey.  Just when we think we ‘have it all figured out’ – life throws another curve ball in our way to throw us out of alignment. It’s our ability to recognize the misalignment, come to terms with it, and actively pursue our newfound version of enlightenment that makes our lives unique and purposeful.

Our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being has been studied for millennia.  Quadality is nothing ‘revolutionary’ per-say; it’s simply a culmination of the collective consciousness. Quadality (as a philosophy) will continue to explore research and historical data to further develop the ideology as a whole.

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Identifying the 3 Primary Gaps

Any problem OR opportunity in your life is the result of a gap. A gap represents the distance from where you are, to where you what to be (or go). Gaps give a relatable sense of discernment for any life assessment. The 3 primary gaps help identify the reasons WHY we’re not getting where we want to go.

Identity Gap

Our identity gap is the distance between who we are - and who we think we should be. Our identity is everything that’s ever come up to this very moment. Our Identity is who we are right NOW. It’s our nature, nurture, and millions of years of evolution wrapped up into the fleeting moment. When I say identity, I don’t mean your name. Your name is just a small representation of who you actually are. Your Identity is the person you see in the mirror.  Everyone else can see from their perspective who you are, but you’re the only one who truly knows who you are at the core.

Intentions Gap

Our intentions gap is the distance between what we want - and what will serve our highest good (and the highest good of all). Our intentions help us materialize our desires through expression. Although not all people set their intentions based on the highest good of all, those who do tend to live in a consistent state of identity alignment because they are purpose driven.

Having intentions set on solely personal gain is a recipe for pity and isolation. Humans are designed to work together, and by aligning our intentions with others, we can create movements and paradigms.

Implementation Gap

Our implementation gap is the distance between what we do – and what we should have done. Most frequently, all we should have done is acted in a way that best aligned with our identity and intentions. Our ability to implement is what determines our ability to attain growth, happiness, success, or any other desirable emotion. But, our lack of implementation brings about negative emotional states that start to change our identity.

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These gaps are synchronously connected, and the misalignment of one throws them all off. Those who are looking to further their understanding of the gaps within their lives should frame their analysis around the concept of Quadality, not reality.

Identity Gaps

have mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual distinctions that exist simultaneously.

Intention Gaps

have mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual distinctions that exist simultaneously.

Implementation Gaps

have mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual distinctions that exist simultaneously.

Segmenting each gap can help us further define the idiosyncrasies that plague our unique existence. Quadality is a form of segmentation that develops a holistic assessment of potential misalignments.

Now that you understand the 3 primary gaps, let’s dive into the 6 secondary gaps.

Each Primary Gap is Split into Two Secondary Gaps

Moving clockwise, you can think as the first secondary gap as the input and the second secondary gap as the output for each of the primary gaps.

Let’s jump into each of the secondary gaps!

Primary Gap #1 – The Identity Gap

Our identity gap is the distance between who we are – and who we think we should be. The 2 secondary gaps that define our identity are the perspective and awareness gaps.

Input: The Perspective Gap

This gap exists on a scale from (Objective Perspective x Subjective Perspective). Our objective and subjective worlds exist simultaneously. This gap is supposed to give a level of discernment to what ‘is how it is’ as opposed to ‘is how we see it.’ It is a culmination of our nature and nurture, and provides the inputs for our sense of philosophical acumen. Our perspective is based upon what's been communicated to us, and how we communicate to others. 

Output: The Awareness Gap

This gap exists on a scale from (Internal Awareness x External Awareness). Our awareness beyond is useless unless we have awareness within (and vis versa). We are constantly becoming more aware of activity beyond and within as our sensory acuity grows from mindfulness. Our ability to output this constant awareness takes training and time to become ingrained in who we are. Our awareness is based on the perspective we utilize on a consistent basis. 

Primary Gap #2 – The Intentions Gap

Our intentions gap is the distance between what we want – and what will serve our highest good (and the highest good of all). The 2 secondary gaps that define intentions are the expectation and engagement gaps.

Input: The Expectation Gap

This gap exists on a scale from (Positive Energy x Negative Energy). We label things as positive or negative based on the meaning we give it. The guidelines we set for ourselves create a specification of what is good and what is bad. Shakespeare famously said, “there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Conflicts can arise by not accepting that standards are individualized, and expectations are going to vary based on the individual.  People tend to do best communicating often with those who have similar expectations. This input determines how we will react to outcomes that align (or misalign) with our standards and expectations. Our expectations are based on our awareness at the current point in time.

Output: The Engagement Gap

This gap exists on a scale from (Highly Engaged x Highly Disengaged). The amount of energy we exert in an emotion is relatively easy to portray. The amount of action we take determines the level of engagement. Our ability to properly utilize our energy output will help us maintain desirable states of engagement.  Our level of engagement is based off the expectations we set for ourselves before we take action.

Primary Gap #3 – The Implementation Gap

Our implementation gap is the distance between what we do – and what we should have done (to stay aligned with our identity and intentions). The 2 secondary gaps that define implementation are the efficiency and communication gaps.

Input: The Efficiency Gap

This gap exists on a scale from (Highly Efficient x Highly Inefficient). Efficiency is how we gauge performance on a personal and professional level. Efficiency is the input with which we can discover opportunities for improvement. Without a measurement of efficiency, we would have no relative means to achieve growth. This activity assesses the outcome of the engagement.

Output: The Communication Gap

This gap exists on a scale from (Internal Communication x External Communication). Our ability to communicate inefficiencies is what allows us to shift our perspective (which puts our awareness on opportunities for improvement). We can then align our expectations with our optimized level of engagement so that we can further enhance the efficiency. This gives us the opportunity to further communicate our sentiments and develop our perspective. The circle keeps going around and around! Communication is the output that allows humans to develop innovations that were previously thought to be impossible.

This must be a bit overwhelming.

I apologize for the cognitive overload.

Let's try to simplify this. By properly identifying a primary gap in our lives, we can determine which input we must change to get the desired output.  After we create the desired output, we must reassess ourselves to determine if we're properly aligned. If misalignment still exists, it’s back to the primary gaps to discover the ineffectiveness.

Similar to the primary gaps, those who are looking to further explore the gaps in their lives should frame their analysis around the concept of Quadality, not reality. ALL GAPS have mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual distinctions that exist simultaneously.

Bringing it All Together - an Introduction to Intersections

As I'm sure you can imagine, all of these gaps have to meet somewhere. This is the exercise I went through after discovering the gaps.

The sections below are quadratic representations of the social constructs we have been discussing. These charts you're about to see are NOT meant to be scientific. They are not meant to be peer-reviewed by Ph.D.'s. They are just maps that I created to help me better understand how the world works (from my very limited perspective).

Energy Intersections exist when we theorize a level of discernment for 2 concepts by interconnecting them on one large quadratic chart (which creates 4 distinct graphs). These concepts cannot directly be measured, therefore outcomes are relative to their counterparts across the map and perspective. Many people will perceive these concepts differently, so future evolutions of these intersections will have colors to indicate volatility (using standard deviations).

Because we understand the relative nature of these concepts, we would greatly appreciate your feedback for both changes AND additions. Together, we can collaborate to make these intersections insightful, useful, and relatively measurable.

EMOTIONAL INTERSECTION

Expectation x Engagement

This Graph maps how we perceive emotions.
Axis – (Positive Energy x Negative Energy) (High Engagement x Low Engagement)
Description – All we desire in this world are emotional states.  We say we want to lose 20 pounds and make $1 million – but we really want how those things make us feel. The confidence. The freedom. The security. The value.  But the truth is – you can attain all of those emotions in many ways. This map focused more on the level of engagement because humans understand how emotions vibrate on a primal level (we all know that move vibrates at a higher frequency than meditation). Grading emotions in terms of positive or negative is completely subjective, and relative to the person and their previous experiences. Emotions are patterns, and the ability to recognize patterns gives us the ability to change patterns.
emotional intersection

MENTAL & PHYSICAL INTERSECTION

Awareness x Efficiency

Intersection 2 - Mental : Physical
This Graph maps how our mental and physical world interact.
Axis – (External Awareness x Internal Awareness) (Highly Efficient x Highly Inefficient)
Description – Mankind has spent millennia trying to translate their thoughts into their physical world, and try to make sense of their physical world in their thoughts.  This is a great intersection to add your personal perspective too. I can only translate my thoughts to my physical world from my current state of consciousness. I need the input from others to understand how this translation occurs from different vibrational standpoints.

SPIRITUAL INTERSECTION

Communication x Perspective

This Graph maps spiritual activities.

Axis – (External Communication x Internal Communication) (Objective Perspective x Subjective Perspective)

Description – Many times we forget that the simplest concepts bring about spirituality and deeper levels of consciousness. Spirituality is about connection.  What you connect too becomes part of who you are. These concepts represent parts of our soul, some commonly recognized, some more abstract. Please add your thoughts to this intersection.  There are so many perspectives that could develop an abstract measurement like this.

Intersection 3 - Spiritual

Bringing it All Together

Full Quadality

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