T.O. 1  Stay Engaged

Stay Engaged (first agreement of T.O.) and part of this means that if one needs to break any of the other agreements, keep this one.

Portion of a mural in Fishtown by Amberella

Stay Engaged is first agreement of T.O. as presented at Philly workshops.

Stay engaged helps me to check myself on the ways that I sometimes tune out or withdraw myself when something gets difficult, uncomfortable, or boring. As I become more aware of this, I also find myself accidentally returning to the mental to-do lists and tasks with the speed that one flips from social media post to post to post.

If one needs to break any of the other agreements in order to keep this one, keep this one.