For many years I've thought about the way we all talk about "work." What kind of work do you do? Today I'm working on.... Do you enjoy your work? I have to work today. I wish I didn't have to work. Work sucks. Even in positive terms, like I got a lot of work done today and I like my work. It's always bothered me--well, ever since I started to really groove on the work I was doing. That's when it all started to feel awkward. How could I call the work I was doing "work" when work had so many, and mostly, negative connotations?
Last month, as I was being interviewed by Jill Lebeau and Amit West on their amazing Spiritual Sandbox podcast, we were discussing the "problem," the inherent limitations, with such a word. It simply did not describe in any way, shape, or form what we were doing and how we were living what we were doing. In the old vernacular, "what we were working on." Because the reality is that we all love our work and do not consider it work at all.
You'll probably agree when I say there's no really awesome way to combine the words "work" and "play." But let's put that aside to look at the bigger picture.
Frankly, the world needs a new word. The world needs to recognize that enjoying your "work" does not equate to living a miserable life of poverty, that to love your "work" does not mean you're doing something unacceptable or less than. When the world can agree that imbuing what you do with love energy only manifests positivity, freedom, prosperity, and ease, the world will be able to naturally release into that timeless truth.
I can almost hear the arguments now! "What do you mean, that cleaning bathrooms is plork?" Okay, maybe not. And yet, just as the Eskimos have many words for "snow," we also need a word that more accurately describes, underlines, underscores, and represents how we feel about what we do.
So...are you ready to PLORK?
All it takes is a little practice. What kind of plork do you do? Today I plorked hard! Today I plorked so easily that things got done in record time! Today is a plork day. Are you plorking today? When you plork with me, I have so much fun and we achieve so much, Let's plork together. I really put my head down and plorked today.
Let's face it. When you first hear words like woot or swole or chill or ghosting or phishing, or hangry or salty, did you immediately think, "Wow, that'll be a hit!" Maybe, maybe not. What I'm suggesting is that we put plorking on our playlist. Add it to the dictionary. Make it a THING. A REAL THING. Because creating a word that describes what we do and how we do it inevitably takes it into a whole new realm of energetic frequency. Says to the universe, "What I do, in whatever form it takes, is sent out with the energy of love and play and work and all the other things that I choose for my life and want to offer to everyone I come in contact with."
Share it. Use it. Speak it. Offer it. Love it. Roll it around in your mouth until it spills out easily.
In other words, plork with it.