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Just published: Martha Treat September 2021
Experiencing Is the Freedom
We have all watched others do and say things as we silently think to ourselves—that sure isn’t true for me, or I don’t believe that, or, how stupid etc. etc.
What inspired this Treat is a comment from a friend this week. She confessed her disbelief in my continual refrain over the last 30 years that stuff we never look at, like files, still pulls on our energy.
She and her husband had spent the weekend clearing their home and she went through the things she hadn’t looked at and didn’t believe were pulling on her energy. After it was done, she admitted, first to her husband and then to me, that it was liberating, and she had never held much stalk in what I had been telling her all these years. She has been successfully using the Next Action model daily for years and was grateful for experiencing that the “out of sights” actually do hold our attention and energy.
It is not unlike clients who experience an empty inbox for the first time and are surprised that it is so freeing.
Personally, it took me some time to embrace learning command keys on the computer. I thought it was unnecessary. My friend insisted they were essential. I only understood it once I had surrendered and was physically experiencing the freedom in these short cuts—now I love them.
If we want greater freedom the key is having the experience through looking, touching, moving, and doing.
If you are thinking about something you are not experiencing it. But if you step past the mind or any resistance, and engage yourself by moving, doing, and physically participating you are in the experience and the freedom is present.
Let your thinking move into experiencing and enjoy the exhilaration.
1. A person I know did a class for nine days. The homework was to donate, toss, or delete 27 items a day for nine days. Try it. It’s liberating.
2. The next time you hear yourself saying you don’t feel like it, just start doing it—clean up the kitchen or the top of your desk and notice how the engagement shifts your energy.
3. If there is something you have not looked at in years (files or boxes of stuff) put your eyes on them and clear out the no longer needed.
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Treat #221 Choosing to Cooperate with What Is
Treat #220 It Takes as Long as it Takes
Treat #219 Availability to Perfect Timing
Treat #218 Engaging Yourself into Action
Treat #217 Go for the Truth in You
Treat #216 Switching Gears Freedom
Treat #215 Seeing What We are Looking At
Treat #214 Clarity of Focus
Treat #213 Appreciating/Acknowledging Begins Within
Treat #212 How can I Assist - The True Next Action
Treat #211 Use It or Lose It
Treat #210 Finishings Along the Way
Treat #209 A New Beginning
Treat #208 All Designed For Us
Treat #207 Reverence and Joy for Doing
Treat #206 Choosing vs Auto Pilot
Treat #205 Defaulting to the One-Track Focus
Treat #204 Elegant and On Purpose
Treat #203 The Fullness in Minimal
Treat #202 The Real Culprit of Focus Drain
Treat #201 Resting in Action
Treat #200 Loving the Empty Spaces
Treat #199 Putting Together All The Pieces
Treat #198 Are you at the Top of your To Do List?
Treat #197 The Tiny Finishings
Treat #196 Emergency,Crisis,Fire
Treat #195 Mastership
Treat #194 It Works Every Time
Treat #193 Let the Stuffing Be Gone
Treat #192 Whole Focus
Treat #191 The One Thing Not to Complete
Treat #190 Just Keep It Flowing
Treat #189 In Between Time
Treat #188 What is Stealing Your Energy?
Treat #187 To Skim or Not to Skim
Treat #186 I Love January
Treat #185 Both Hands Please
Treat #184 I'll Remember
Treat #183 Creating New Doing Paths
Treat #182 A Habit Worth Quitting
Treat #181 Eclipse of Action
Treat #180 Forgive Me for Multitasking
Treat #179 What are You Looking At?
Treat #178 Are you Squishing Snails?
Treat #177 Relaxing the Grip
Treat #176 All the Time in the World
Treat #175 When is Enough . . . Enough
Treat #174 Engaging Yourself to Completion
Treat #173 A Kink in the Works
Treat #172 What's Stopping You?
Treat #171 All of Ours to Do
Treat #170 Attitude Adjustment
Treat #169 IN Consciousness
Treat #168 Completing Past our Reactions
Treat #167 Keep Your Dog Leash
Treat #166 The Essential Piece
Treat #165 Day is Done
Treat #164 Do-Nothing Time
Treat #163 Curbside Calm
Treat #162 Pile-Up
Treat #161 Gentle Doing
Treat #160 Freedom in the Discipline
Treat #159 Finding New Routes
Treat #158 Keeping the Awe Alive
Treat #157 "Finishiative"
Treat #156 The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
Treat #155 Up-to-the-minute
Treat #154 Uninviting Interruptions
Treat #153 What's bugging you
Treat #152 Competing Attention
Treat #151 Our Inner Awareness
Treat #150 Spontaneously Fresh and Alive
Treat #149 Without the Push
Treat #148 100% With...
Treat #147 Are You Signaling?
Treat #146 What is Pulling on Your Attention?
Treat #145 Gathering Ourselves Out of Overwhelm
Treat #144 Wonderings – Another Kind of Incomplete
Treat #143 Asking – A New Form of Delegating
Treat #142 Split Attention Payback
Treat #141 Getting All the Way In To Doing
Treat #140 Willingness to Look
Treat #139 Follow Yourself Around
Treat #138 A New Kind of Flow