Turn-Ons: It inspired me to investigate the stuff that "I don't know that I don't know". My mind is spinning with possibility!
Turn-Offs: The pressure to make an impulsive & emotion-driven purchase of $610 for the full program (although possibly worth it) PLUS the follow-up phone calls because I didn't.
Rate My Date:
- Not My Type
- 1 Night Stand
- In Love
- Happily Ever After
Some might consider it the most intrusive first date ever. Others, the foundation for intimacy. We'd barely even introduced ourselves before probing deeply into each other's lives with questions like: What's working versus not working in your relationships, career, lifestyle or health and fitness goals? And, how might you challenge yourself to BE different in order to DO differently in order to MANIFEST differently?
I felt equally intrigued and resistant to the up-close and personal approach at the Introduction to Landmark Forum. I wasn't sure how vulnerable I wanted to be on this first date surrounded by a group of strangers just waiting for me to let my guard down and get emotionally naked. Being raised a Jehovah's Witness I have this lingering fear of being sucked into an organization with their cunning rhetoric and then having my life choices manipulated by the constructs of group think. That kind of vulnerability feels dangerous. A true Indie Girl, I believe that choices should come from a deep sense of who I am; not how others expect for me to be.
But I don't think Landmark was vying to dictate my life choices after all. It was simply offering tools and facilitating discussions as an opportunity for me (& everyone in the group) to perceive and process my own life experiences differently. To uncover my mental and emotional blocks and to discover, even, my unknown potential. And, from that space, to make choices in alignment with my own unique truth. That, I believe, is why they call it "transformational education".
This is a relationship I just might pursue.