Thresholding is a consistency of living where we reap the rewards of self and social development. The effects of thresholding are sometimes small, and sometimes expansive. Make sure your threshold is positive, or you will experience paybacks for negative experiences. Here are some examples of positive thresholds and their effects:
Community-based External Threshold
There is a nice suburban town, which was developed to be a quaint and scenic place to walk around. All the houses are rich, old and well-maintained. None of them stand out of place. The trees are all large, old and beautiful. The lawns are all mowed. There is an agreement between the developer, the community, and local government to maintain the threshold of living and visibility at a consistently high standard.
1) There is a picturesque dependability people can count on in this town.
2) There are monthly house tours.
3) The town rates as one of the safest and most livable towns in the U.S.
4) Property values stay high, even in economic downturns.
Individual External Threshold
There is a woman who adopts pets that don’t have a home. She cares for them, so that they can be re-adopted by nice families through her church. Funds are raised by selling baked goods after church service. Her local community, and church community help when they can, and value her expertise. Her threshold is dedication to what she cares about.
1) Many animals find loving homes through this connection.
2) People applaud and support her dedication.
3) She is a leader in her community.
Community-based Internal Threshold
An art museum in the next town over has a regular following for its art shows. One can always plan to spend at least 2-3 hours there wandering around. The environment is quiet, large and forbidding, so that people won’t touch the artwork. The giftshop counterbalances this with all kinds of look-alike products, that you just got to touch and have. The threshold is educated and snobby.
1) People understand ‘don’t touch’ museum decorum, and ‘got-to-buy’ giftshop decorum.
2) The museum has no theft.
3) The shows are always well-attended based on trend value.
Individual Internal Threshold
There is an artist who works as a sales clerk. He keeps his paintings and paint ready to use. Internally he keeps his current painting as a picture in his mind, so that he can return to it when he gets home. His threshold is focus and artist identity.
1) Nothing bothers the guy when he works, because he keeps his focus as an artist.
2) He can easily change roles to be an artist when he gets home, and make use of his time.
3) His artwork is deep, rich and sellable.