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The word Clarity

January 10th, 2011 2 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

The word Clarity, comes from seeing with the eyes of the soul.  Inside and out. Clarity is what it is. Without attachments.  Without judgment. Clarity overshadows all darkness and ignorance. Clarity grows with the gentle water of knowledge.

Clarity means your capacity to see through BS.  Including yours. Clarity is there when you know that there are no good or bad experiences. They are all experiences, and all posses value.

The trap of clarity, though is that its flame can disappear with exposure to higher frequency  of light. Meaning that it can blind us.  To conquer Clarity, we need to be clear with ourselves first. We need to keep ourselves in check at all times,  with truth and honesty , at the same time we are able to  seeing other people’s circumstances  with clarity.

Otherwise,  we are separating ourselves from the oneness of all things and and competing with our fellow spiritual beings having a human experience. So clarity should be 50/50 directed to others as much as it is to yourself.

On Thursday 1-27-2011  at 3pm Neal Worthington and I will have our “Passing the Torch of Sustainability Program” featuring the word “Clarity” We’ll elaborate more about the word. Check the link.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/soulhangout

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Happy, happy, happy 2011.

December 31st, 2010 12 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

Well,  my dear friends, here we are,  another year is passing by.  2011 is here! Time to evaluate endings and new beginnings.  Christmas with its multicolor lights , gifts and  bright bows is over and we are preparing to receive the brand new year. Wow. Where did the time go! It seems it was yesterday when we were receiving the year 2,000. The older you get the faster time runs in front of you. (simile)

I want to take the opportunity to thank each one of you who have been hanging out  at Soul Hangout,  for feeling out loud with your encouraging comments. Those are my most precious gifts for this year.  They made all the difference  in the world.   I am deeply grateful for your supportive words.

Also,  for the people who  have asked me to post more often. Next year I will. I am finishing with marketing system, including  sales letters and will have more time to connect with you.

For those people who asked to go deeper into the thoughts of the Inner Child in charge of your Visionary Team, we’ll be elaborating more in the subject.  I am crafting a few coaching services, and a few joint ventures new business models to work with Millennials.  Be on the look out for seminars and membership sites. I will keep you posted.

I will take that inspiration, the one you have given me by feeling out loud my writing,  for the New Year  wish. I wish you all with all my heart a year full of  mindful co-creativity and acknowledgment.    Mind you, continue to feel out loud,  please.  It is nourishment for the soul. Let’s move forward to the fundamental changes we are facing and make the difference together.  Without making the difference,  life is robotic and boring. Isn’t it?

Now, let’s talk about the golden and bubbly beverage we will  drink to celebrate the new year.

Can you relate to toasting on new year’s eve with a champagne glass full of wishful thinking bubbles? Yeah, you know, those uncertain bubble wishes without direction or action? The wishful toast for some foggy solution coming from the outside.

It’s time  to replace the wishful thinking bubbles with action thinking bubbles. There is no foggy solution coming from outside.  All the solutions are  inside. In your thoughts. You are in charge.

Here is to you! Salud! and choose your bubbles.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

September 14th, 2010 19 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

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There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.

~Howard Thurman ~

…And the genuine in yourself, is hidden behind the veil of forgetfulness, in the memories of your Inner Child. You don’t have to reinvent it. All you have to do is remember it is actually there. Once you hold it back, you will not be pulled by someone else any more

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

August 14th, 2010 2 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement


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If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.

~Francis of Assisi~

Not either if you are a helpless child. You owe it to yourself to reclaim your integrity. Giving birth to your Inner Child is the way to reconnect with the wholeness of who you really are.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

August 5th, 2010 7 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.

~Salvador Dali ~

I believe that people like Salvador Dali had a healthy and satisfied Inner Child. I haven’t done research on his childhood, but what is clear is that whether it was enhanced by his parents or by him honoring his art every step of the way no matter what.  He was somebody who embodied his Inner Child.

This quote touches my heart because I always believed that mistakes are of a sacred nature. That belief actually is a prerequisite to re parent your Inner Child, because what you need the most from your  Inner Child is your creativity and such an amazing trait in you will not grow if there is a voice in your head judging your actions. Plus will also miss the opportunity of understanding the meaning of the sacred.

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It seems Millennials are adding its real value to their use of their time

August 4th, 2010 4 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

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I believe  Millennials  are conveying to us all,  especially Boomers a very clear and vital message… Seems to me, they are feeling and speaking out loud their vision with regard their use of their time as adults. If you ask me, that is serious business. They realize the most sacred wealth they have is their time. They, consequently are evaluating very carefully how they invest their time as adults. Very responsible thinking so far, right?

Looks like they value their time and freedom more than any other generation. Definitely more than the Boomers. Looks like they are choosing to give more  value to time, than stuff, for a change. Looks like they are not willing to compromise 1 secondd of their wealth of time to an unworthy cause.

Looks like they are willing to plant the seeds of meaning and presence into their use of their time.

Looks like they are actively choosing to do this in a collective way.

Stop for a minute and think about it. Meaning, attached to the use of your time. What a concept, hah? !…When was the last time you attached meaning to the use of all of your time. Not only a few hours on the weekend spared minutes here and there between chores…How refreshing.

The question is “What is meaningful for Millennials”? Turns out what is meaningful for Millennials is the same values on which the new economy, the new marketing and the new sales paradigm is based.  What is that?

Relationships, relationships, relationships. Interesting.

That includes friends, family and parenthood.

Looks like a big house is not a priority on the list for Millennials as it was for us. They lived for years in that empty  either big or small house, accompanied by the TV screen, their video games,  taking refuge in their peers company.

Remember? Perhaps you forgot. I didn’t. Nobody ever mentioned this element in all the studies about Millennials I have seen in the Internet.

I remember the look in their eyes when they finally got to become teenagers. It was screaming: “Who do you think you are” or “What planet did you come from”.  I can only imagine what was going through their minds while we mortgaged, polluted the earth and were on the way, still are to destroy the world.

After all, ultimately, what is it we humans really have or possess in life. We are born naked and we leave naked, no matter how much they dress your body up to show you to the world for the last time in the day of your view.

In between your birth and your death, the only wealth you and I really possess is our time, and the only purpose we really have is  in the choice of what we do with it. Simple as that. I don’t know bout you, but it sure makes sense to me.

People say Millennials are the “entitlement trophy kids”

How easy we forget when we were not present.  How easy we forget when we forget to acknowledge. How easy we forget how we felt. What we felt and  Why we felt it. That is what I call convenient amnesia.

People forgot that while it is true Millennials  got a lot of stuff, and a lot of praise, and a lot of technology, their sense of entitlement comes from something bigger than them.  A very good thing, actually to celebrate, bigger than us also, for that matter. It comes from their own honored right brain/left brain in partnership experience. It comes from:

The authority of their Soul.

People forget that while they achieved the golden “Trophies”, absorbed the praise, scored a goal in the soccer field, and listened to the “I love yous” on the way to work, they were watching us. They were looking into our eyes,  and believe it or not, the brightness of the golden metal of the trophy, frankly,   didn’t impress them.  It didn’t fool them like it had fooled us either. Because what they didn’t get was the entitlement, yes, entitlement of the time they so much longed and craved from their parents. Their parents who were too busy giving all  the wealth of their time away to the corporation they worked for. For what? For a bunch of stuff, the chimera that didn’t bring any happiness in the end.

Because we all know the story of the Corporate workaholic CEO of the 80’s. He is today,  in 2010 in the aftermath of his busy life he complaining and regretting out loud that he ended up alone with his dog. Why? Because his kids ended up becoming  strangers and he simply didn’t have the time to develop a relationship with them. While this is extreme, we all sinned  a little bit and a lot of that. Where there are no watered seeds there is no plant to grow.

People forgot to ask Millennials about how they felt during those teenage years watching the world we, the previous generations were leaving  behind. Trying to figure out the mess we were creating in that very moment. People forget that giving a corporation 50 hours a week or more of your physical time, plus who knows how much more of your thinking time, doesn’t leave much room for spending time with your children,  we both know there are so many hours in a day. You used the best of them already, doing something pretty irrelevant to your soul and your child

And people forgot that our children need us and were entitled to our time and attention because in the end, love is not  lip service. It is attention. Presence. That is what love really is. These are the formation years of their lives. The seven first years of a child he/she is entitled to the 100% amount of attention that makes them believe they are the center of the universe.  Because they are at that moment. They are entitled to be the center of the universe at 4. They are our future. There was a philosopher who said give me a child for the first 7 years of his/her life and then you do whatever you want with them. It is silent the message we are leaving them with our actions the one that hurts the most.

Attention and presence. Not absence filled with empty words in an empty house is what every child in the world needs, the way you need water to survive. For the first seven years. That is where we were mistaken. We thought there was not going to be a price to pay for that. The truth is, if you don’t satisfy that need in childhood,  you end up with a whole generation that never grew out of it. An entire generation pushing to be the center of the universe in adulthood. Behaving like children. That is what Millennials see so clearly us doing. They don’t want to repeat the monumental mistakes we are repeating because is clear to them we are going to destroy the world if we keep doing it. We all know that this world is not sustainable the way it is any more.

They are not having a tantrum or being  spoiled brats. They are making a conscious choice about the quality of life they envision. They want to make sure we don’t continue doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

I am so grateful to them for championing the meaningful use of time. It is a very worthy cause. People also forget that if we all  did that,  Entrepreneurship based in a passion to contribute will grow, and we will create an actual sustainable and productive world. It is Very promising. You cannot create wealth without the value of the contribution. It is not sustainable long term.

How quickly we forget we created a casino and speculating based economy in front of their eyes.

The irony is that we the Boomers and Xers are paying  thousands of dollars to  gurus out there,  to acquire a mindset that will value yourself, your authenticity, and your time as the source of your wealth  because from there will come your passion to contribute. Telling us the way we choose to use our time will determine who we are.

I ask: Isn’t that what Millennials  are  actually proposing with their vision?  Interesting that millennials’ thinking and behaviors match exactly the model of the Entrepreneurial mindset. In the end, in order to attain  the real satisfaction in life for a job well done, happiness and wealth. There is no secret. It is about your passion and your time. Put the two together and watch what grows from there.

It’s interesting that most of Millennials values match perfectly with the new paradigm, flourishing together in this  era of cooperative and community oriented Entrepreneurship. A recipe for success for the entire planet.

It’s interesting that Millennials’ behavior show more self respect than we have ever imagine acquiring ourselves in a lifetime. We learn from other people’s modeling. I say we pay attention to Millennials to learn from their unprecedented modeling tone. They believe in their vision. Their life is at stake. They value their life. They are frugal, and their priorities are in the relationship.

They have another unprecedented trait. They completely understand that errors are part of the process of learning. They don’t carry the drama of the mea culpa we chose to buy in a large part, carrying it from our parents’ generation. If not in its same intensity, still pretty acute in our generation. Another very important element for success. Our automatic guilt in view of  our errors made a major blockage in the development of our knowledge, if not detained it completely in so many cases.

It actually shows very clearly where your priorities are. Don’t you think? Are your priorities the stuff?  Is your priority to feel you are contributing your passion to the world or you just want to continue to exchange the wealth of your time for a paycheck.

Isn’t a  youth willing to  change the paradigm to self respect, honesty, integrity and transparency  a gift?

I don’t understand why we can analyze the debacle of the economy and everything else that needs desperate change in the world, have it very clear, and when it comes to Millennials demanding some pretty basic and common sense stuff, to change the paradigm, fully sustainable for the future, all of the sudden seems we are living in a perfect world and “how dare they challenge it”.  It almost feels like we still perceive them as children and we are not ready to acknowledge them as adult thinking entities.

They are a century ahead of us. We should start paying attention.

This is the real question. I believe all Millennials need is a little guidance to figure out what their individual purpose is, they already have one voice in the collective consciousness and it is a very beautiful crystalline voice of co-creative coherence, community collaboration, critical thinking,  big picture thinking. The exact recipe for progress and innovation.

So, next time you think Millennials have a sense of entitlement, just applaud it and work with it. Exploring their vision of the world could be the most fascinating adventure you have ever imagined to embark on.

They are wired differently than we do. Their right brain is working together with their left brain. That is why they don’t understand our obsolete model of competition and separation. There is no separation inside their heads, except for some of the vestiges of our thinking and our parents’ thinking we planted in their heads.

And we all are responsible to pass the torch of SUSTAINABILITY to Millennials. They understand sustainability far better than we did.  Otherwise we would have done something to enhance it.  Obviously we still don’t understand fully, otherwise we would be embracing Millennials and supporting them in their historical musical keynote to advance  in the symphony of creation.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

July 28th, 2010 9 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

~Marcel Proust~

We all have the obligation to go back to reinventing out capacity to dream.  Nurturing our imagination as we did when we were kids. It is in that sacred place where our connection to divinity was broken where we can find ourselves again. Giving birth to that Inner Child that was induced to keep silence and not allowed to dream.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

July 27th, 2010 7 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

~Mother Teresa ~

And guess what! That is what your Inner Child is craving for. That moment that you decide to honor those dreams he/she secretly entertains. Those dreams that speak of your enormous value and your needed contribution in the world. Those dreams that are ready to burst out and splash the world with your brilliance, those dreams that speak about cooperation and unity, not separation and competition. You, the millennial generation know that.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

July 25th, 2010 7 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave his way anymore. I’m lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.

~Leo Buscaglia ~

This is the key moment of enlightenment and self acceptance. The moment we choose ourselves and give birth to our new behaviors, inherent to our source and purpose, the ones that are only pertinent to us, over the ones we couldn’t help but inherit from our parents and society as a whole. The only power we have is to change our perceptions, since changing others belongs with their personal task, not ours.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

July 24th, 2010 34 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

Albert Einstein

It is time for us to awaken our own underrated asset of imagination, inherent to all of us and truncated along the way. To start imagining again, we need the help of our Inner Child. A happy and satisfied Inner Child will start imagining again embracing the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand. This world needs  serious reinvention, and many imaginative people to collectively recreate the vision of the future we want to co-create.

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