Unbusy: A Manifesto

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Busyness. It’s a problem.

But, what if there was something deeper happening? An epic battle between intention and surrender that is both a source of profound pain, and an unlock key for life unbounded? And, along with that, an undiagnosed condition—Reactive Life Syndrome—that so many of us are living with, without even knowing it, or understanding there’s something we can do about it.

Unbusy: A Manifesto is your awareness wake up call. An inciting incident that shakes you from living an autopilot, reactive and maniacally busy life into owning the possibility and responsibility to choose your behavior from this moment forward. To reclaim your humanity. To live from a place of intention, space and grace. To remove yourself from the weight of Reactive Life Syndrome and mindless, autopilot busyness.

Click on the image below to instantly download and read it. Then, do one more thing. Live it.


If what you’ve just read resonates, please share this manifesto with those who need to see it, hear it, feel it and be moved to do something about it.

With a whole lotta love & gratitude,



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6 responses

6 responses to “Unbusy: A Manifesto”

  1. “When your body rejects your career, it’s time to listen.” So true! compromising our health and relationships is not sustainable. I did this in my first brick and mortar business, and we had to shut it down.

    The three Good Life Buckets make so much sense to me. I can visually see in my mind what parts of my life need a little more intention and action to fill my life back up.

    And I love this! “Growing up doesn’t mean giving up.” 💕

    • Tessa Wingfield says:

      SO spot on Jadah Sellner! ANd yet our children, who we see as babes but are well into their twenties are falling into this trap! <3 Much love and light to you sweetie.

  2. Shannon Funt says:

    This is a beautiful work of art Jonathan! Thank you so much for taking the time to write & create it, and share it with us. It gives me additional clarity around and support for the work I’m doing (teaching mindfulness to kids & moms) and provides such amazingly simple yet profound advice for everyone out there still running on auto-pilot.
    Thanks to you, The Good Life Project and Camp GLP, I have awakened to my soul’s purpose and am finally in alignment, and it feels utterly amazing. I’m so happy to be able to share your work with the world 🙂

  3. Kevin Wood says:

    This manifesto is effin’ beautiful 🙂 thank you so much Jonathan.

  4. stephen Crane says:

    This is a fantastic manifesto, so beautifully written and has had a real impact with me. I’ll definitely be sharing it and thank you so much Jonathan.