We all have natural gifts and dispositions. We are all truly unique and significant human beings. Our natural gifts and dispositions are what (or should) motivates each of us to do the work we are born to do; to chose the career and relationships that postively affect our most natural life pursuits.
In doing the life work we are born to do we come to know own true Purpose in life.
Each watch represents one of the LeToonz characters with each character helping you discover how each of these most basic of human “processes and states” lives within each of us.
Let your Self and the world know what makes you YOUnique! These LeToonz watches will be available as a set or individually. They also make great gifts for those in your life who have a desire to discover what makes them truly YOUnique.
Pick the watch that reflects how you’re feeling on any given day or time of day; whether you’re in your uniquely “AskYourSelf” psychological space; if you’re feeling or sensing you need to do some “LettingGo” or are a LetGo kind of person. If you are feeling like you have “Ah-Ha’s” ready to come, or are in the middle of your creative expression cycle, or just want to remind yourself that you are a predominantly “Ah-Ha” kind of human being.
Each LeWatch informs others, yourself; they remind us to focus on one of these or all of these universal yet unique-to-each of us processes and states.
LeWatches and entire LeProducts universe and LeApps (mobile applications) are the first products of their kind.
They are designed to help us discover through direct reflection how these most basic processes and states happen to each of us unique.
The more you know how you AsYouSelf, LetGo, have Ah-Ha’s, DoIt and Flo, the sooner you discover how you are meant to BeIt in your life.
As soon as I decide to purchase that “Space Upgrade” from WordPress…
(have to buy it to upload any audio files)
…you will be able to beebop to some fun toonz ’bout LeToonz.
In the meantime you can hear two of the songs we created here:
A Light Poppish toon: http://letoonz.com/media/track01.mp3
A Light Rappish Toon: http://letoonz.com/media/track02.mp3
These musical efforts came about almost 16 years ago… 13 years before Oprah (HARPO Studios) and Mutual of Omaha got into legal battles over who owned the phrase Aha-Moment… ‘course no one does but you and I.
Our original Ah-Ha and his LeToonz Family has been waiting around since 1986 for you to notice they were special.
(LeToonz act as cartoon images illustrating the Human Evolution LeModel variables)
By living the characters of LeToonz we are moving towards the process of Be-ing It. Be-It means to know your gifts and to live your gifts, whatever they may be. To Be-It in life means that you are living your true SELF and applying that natural and real SELF with intention, by-design and On-Purpose in everyday life. Be-It is the beautiful integration of all LeToonz processes.
Be-It uses the market and is not controlled by it. Buying clothes at The Gap or any other popular store occurs as a result of knowing how to choose the right clothing for you. Everything in life is based on one’s essence, individuality and knowledge of SELF.
Be-It means living on Purpose. You have no choice. If you live your gifts and are conscious of your dispositions then you will work at bringing them to light and maturing them. In this way one has no choice but to live a life with and on Purpose.
Be-It is living your nature. Finding out what makes you tick, all the little and big things that come innately to us and to what degree. There are very few of us that are meant to be good at only one thing. Unfortunately our society has not recognized this. This will change. Some people, for instance are great communicators and that is what they do very well. These people are able to articulate on just about every topic under the sun even though they may not be able to actually do the things they talk about very well. Society for the most part does not value these people. These people are sales people.
While BeingIt is uncommon today for the masses it is what we are most attracted to. We want to be around anyone who is being it and is recognized for BeingIt in life. We want to be around athletes and opera singers, comedians and writers, artists of statue and social personalities in general. Unfortunately, many of these people are Being It in terms of what our culture or market deems valuable… for some, these Beings are Being It as something that is popular only because we are not. Or, in other words, have become astronomically valued in myriad forms because as a culture and a people we are not BeingIt. A good determination of this dysfunctional cultural phenomenon around the world would be found by comparing the progression of skyrocketing salaries of professional athletes and any countries skyrocketing state of immuno-dysfunction as a whole. Our bet is that the correlation is inverse and significant statistically or you can use your intuition, Ah-Ha! Does the term “get a life.” seem appropriate?
BeingIt in life is any and every government’s true objective yet can you imagine a world where people are all living and doing what it is they do best? Talk about upheaval, change and disruption. The question is, do we have a choice?
Flo is the experience of time compression. A day spent walking in the woods will pass more quickly and easily then one spent sitting on the living room couch. A phone conversation with an old friend may seem like just a couple of minutes when its actually been an hour. This is Flo. A long bus ride without a good book or conversation will usually prove to have a lack of Flo.
Ah, Flo. Speaking of athletes. There has been no other group in our world that has garnered more recognition concerning this aspect of LeToonz. For the world of sports or any artist by reasonable extension, Flo is short for “being in the zone”. It is a term that inspired the content for an entire book by a famous University of Chicago professor. Many of us can relate to Flo in terms of “time flying.” Or the common idiom “Time flies when you’re having fun.”
Good movies will Flo. If it doesn’t it doesn’t make money. Moviemakers are very conscious of this. Our experience in a mall, especially with children, needs to Flo otherwise it starts to fell like a very, very long time. Developers know this and have made a concerted effort to make us feel more FLO while we shop so we will spend more time and money. Have you noticed that shopping malls have become huge entertainment Flo centers with movie theatres, demonstrations events and every kind of fast food under the sun? Its all been designed to increase the amount of Flo you experience and decrease you desire to go home or shop somewhere else. Designing for Flo has become an unconscious theme in the design of everything people interact with today – from buildings plans to vending machines, to video games to dentist’s offices. They are all designed to increase Flo because Flo is frictionless, and being in Flo compresses our sense of time.
The most important thing about Flo is that it can occur with and without insight or Ah-Ha’s. Couch Potatoes enjoy watching a lot of TV but are they experiencing any new learning or having Ah-ha’s? So obviously it is where we have Flo and Ah-Ha that we need to find. Where we have Flo without Ah-Ha’s is sure to be an environment or experience that will lead to a bad taste in the mouth over time if not immediately. The whole concept behind entertainment is moving towards creating a Flo experience that takes our minds out of the equation for a while. That deliberately stops the Asking Ourselves or the non-purposeful Ah-Ha’s of our daily lives from happening.
We can LetGo and Flo. We can experience Flo while we focus and concentrate on a thing while Asking Ourselves, and we certainly know about the Flo that is conjoined with DoingIt. Beware of the Flo without Ah-Ha’s for that is the insidious climate of life we are living.
We all seek to be in Flo in life more often that not. What we need to do is to be in Flo. Or have Flo experiences that are occurring while in pursuit of our gifts, innate dispositions, nature and SELF. Any other kind of Flo is maladaptive and there is plenty of that to be found, way too much.
DoIt or DI is simply action in the physical domain. It is hammering away at nails all day, getting on the phone to call a teacher about a child, sneezing, talking, smiling, lifting a box or a baby and so on. All manner of physical action is what DI is about. DoIt can be inspiring and DoIt can be repetitive as well.
The 3 Dimensions of LeToonz also apply to DoIT. We can DI as a function of purely cognitive, visceral or spiritual basis. We DI whether it is the right thing to do or not. We DI unconsciously and without understanding of what drives us. Even if we do have understanding, it may be purely intellectual and not deep enough to change the direction or pattern of DoIt.. We know that smoking, for instance, is not healthy for us but we continue to smoke and DoIt until it becomes a habit and an addiction for us.
DoIt occurs without AskingOurselves. Your parents probably warned you to “look before you leap” and that it is far wiser to contemplate and plan your steps along the way before actually taking these steps. Sound advice that many children completely ignore. Of course this kind of DI that doesn’t ask questions first is not exclusive to the inexperienced.
Many adults themselves are “Doing” a career or job that has very little to do with who they really are or what they really should be doing based on their natural abilities, likes and dislikes. Asking Ourselves in this situation may even help us justify our choice using survival and success as very good reasons for personal sacrifice. It is important to note that the Ah-Ha’s we have while we are Asking Ourselves, Letting Go and Doing in this type of situation is all cognitive and disconnected from our innately disposed self. Thus, we DoIt without regard to our SELF. This life pattern applies to a vast majority. It is dysfunctional and it is deadly for our culture and world as a whole.
Many people will continue to DoIt without asking themselves why any more because the Ah-Ha’s that will follow and the Letting Go that occurs and the Doing what they’re supposed to be doing in life will necessitate making changes that are too uncomfortable to make. So they continue to keep on Doing It is spite of the fact they are unhappy and living without Ah-Ha’s.
On the other hand there are people who DoIt gloriously and live their lives doing what it is they like or love to do. These folks are the lucky ones . . …or maybe they’re just the smart ones who took the time to ask themselves, listened to the answers and took the actions necessary to see their ideas come to fruition in life.
…or Ah-Ha Moment or Aha Moment or Insight or Creative Insight or Human Insight or oh-oh or Eureka or …
Ah-Ha’s only occur after we LetGo. Typically this is a moment in time, a hardly noticeable event. That is why we have become so unconscious of the nature of the relationship of all these elements. They are so common. The Letting Go that precedes insight may also take on major dimensions as in a heart attack, or divorce, major disaster that could have been avoided had we asked ourselves differently and so on. But typically LetGo is no more than a look out the window, or a shower or someone saying something and we go dreamy for a nanosecond and suddenly we experience Ah-Ha!
Ah-Ha is probably the sexiest, most immediately interesting of all the characters. Ah-ha is insight. Ah-ha is revelation, getting it, clicking, figuring it out, a hunch, an intuitive knowing about something. It is WOW. It is Eureka. It is “That’s it!” It is a universal guttural gesture made in every language in every nation or tribe of this world. It is universal in meaning and totally individual at the same time. It is any and all experiences of something new or seeing something new about something we already know about. Many at times and none at others share in the pattern of them. It can apply to our lives or to the lives of a people a generation away; as in insights that are ahead of their time. It can have magnitude, be big or small. It can have direction up, down, in and out. It can happen many times in a row or all alone. Under the right circumstances the frequency can be enhanced whether it be with an individual, group, company or country.
Like all LeToonz characters, Ah-Ha has three basic dimensions. The Head, Heart and Whole or Mind, Body and Spirit. So we can have Ah-Ha’s that are intellectual/cognitive, physical/visceral or both. They can be functional, as in how to brush your teeth or floss or significant as in discovering natural abilities or dispositions for what we do best. They can be right and wrong as in having Ah-Ha’s about hurting someone or about saving a life.
Everybody has Ah-Ha’s and we all have them differently. Ah-Ha’s are usually considered to happen to creative people. If that’s the case then we are all creative people with dispositional variations.
We can have Ah-Ha’s about Ah-Ha’s. We also have Ah-Ha’s about how we Ask Ourselves and so on. This is a higher or deeper level of introspection or Asking Ourselves. We can LetGo of having certain kinds of Ah-Ha’s or we just LetGo to them. We have to Ask Ourselves to begin to evolve.
The Intellectual Ah-Ha’s may or may not be aligned with our SELF or involved with being who and what we are supposed to be in life. As a consequence, being simply intelligent may have nothing to do with being who we really are. This is nothing new to those of us who have spent our lives doing intelligent things and finding ourselves spiritually drained. As a matter of fact the two are related. Having visceral insight tends to point to those aspects of ourselves that are innate or that we are by our very nature predisposed to know and act on. The optimal insights are those that combine, either sequentially or simultaneously insight occurring both cognitively and viscerally.
As with all the LeToonz, Ah-Ha is a piece of a process puzzle. They all work together and if we are not having the right kinds of Ah-Ha’s based on our innate-ness or our particular human-ness, then we may be forced, in a personal or professional disaster to LetGo. Sometimes we label living life this way as “trial and error”as though we are forced to proceed through life in blindness and ignorance of our true SELF. WE can this the feedback versus the feedforward condition of an individual, company or country. Unfortunately the feedback condition is where most all of us operate… until we have to LetGo, have an Ah-Ha that is most certainly visceral, and DoIt the right way.
We all have a “Path-of-Ah-Ha” in our lives more or less aligned with ourSELF. The objective in anyone’s’ life should be to have a Path-of-Ah-ha as perfectly aligned with their innate dispositions as possible. The vital, positive and everlasting psycho-social, economic, political and environmental consequences of this progressive personal and cultural action for the betterment of all humankind is unimaginable and yet it must be attempted as soon as possible for our well-being and our families.
Let Go is the stopping of all AY activities. LG is no thought. LG is no Feeling. LG is mindlessness. LG is a moment or a window that allows something to come through. Typically LG allows insights or Ah-Ha’s to come to us. LG can happen physically, psychologically or spiritually or a mix of all three. The ways we LG are as varied as each and every one of us is varied. We can LG as individuals or LG in groups of any rank or size. LG is hard for adults to do.
LG is not giving up or quitting. Quite the opposite, LG allows us to move forward and beyond where we are by letting go to the next thing. LG can happen in the Head but not in the Heart or vice versa. For example, I can lose weight and know intellectually that I’m 50- pounds lighter but still feel and believe that I am a fat person!. In this scenario I have not let Go as a Whole.
LG happens all the time but some people find it very difficult to do. Others tend to be predominantly LG and need the rest of the LeToonz facets to be bring balance into their lives. LG people often keep others from getting stuck on something. Let Go might seem like a 60’s kinda’ character but it’s not as simple as that.
LG can happen in a split second. LG may take no time at all to happen or may happen over a long period of time. The time it takes to stop feeling the pain of losing someone special in our lives is an example of this. We can LG slowly about something in our hearts while we LG about that same thing quickly in our Minds. LG is not fully complete until the Head and Heart have LG together. Most often LG happens so fast we can say it occurs as a moment in time. Like having just one, or a bunch, or a whole string of Ah-Ha’s while taking a shower, glancing out a window, or while taking a walk in the woods. We LG many, many times without sensing the time it takes to LG one bit. And with that much LettingGo and Ah-Ha’s happening time just flies. Interesting isn’t it. Like AskYouself, LetGo or Letting Go, can happen in the Head or the Heart or both at Once. We call the both at once event The Whole. LG comes after AY and before Ah-Ha on Le Wave. LG allows Ah-Ha or insight to happen. Without LG we can’t learn or evolve into the 6W’s – The Who and What, When and Where and How and WHY of each and every one of us whether that US is ourselves, our families, friends, teams or group of any size. That size includes the world by the way.