Week 5 of TLP: A Surprising Ride

Week 5 of TLP: A Surprising Ride

If you have read my earlier posts, you know I’m doing The Listening Program. This was my first week in the Orange Zone with TLP. I was warned things might start happening. Boy, have they!

I took the last two weeks of the year off, so I had plenty of time to play, work, and explore. I read, “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown. I watched all 6 Star Wars movies. (Haven’t seen the new one, yet, but I’m ready.) And, of course, I spent time with friends and family.

Ideas came to me. Big, grand ideas. I shared one with a friend, who had been having a similar idea. Synchronicity.

I called a friend’s dog by the wrong name and couldn’t figure out why. Less than an hour later another friend posted a picture of her dog on Facebook. It was her dog’s name I used. Very strange, since I hadn’t spoken to her for over a year. Time Travel.

A colleague overstepped his bounds. Typically, big emotional reactions would have occurred. I sent an email asking for an explanation. Easy as pie, I got a thoughtful, apologetic response. Effortless Resolution.

Life is happening easier. My kitchen is clean. I am more physically active. I am finding time for fun (and having more fun). Motivation is no longer elusive. Negative thoughts are more easily vanquished. The Easy Life.

Is this all from TLP? Maybe. Maybe not. But it could be. In the past, at this point in a long break from work, I am generally in a very negative, aimless space, anxiously waiting for work to resume so I can ground myself again. Not this time. This time, I am happy, healthy, thoughtful, motivated, focused, and productive. Did I mention happy? Could it be that easy?


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