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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

July 5th, 2010 3 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and… mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it.

~Billy Cosby~

I love Bill Cosby. He walks the magic of the middle line. Believe it or not the unveiling of the mystery is right there in every parent’s childhood. Parents are trapped between the old school and a new school that is not so clear for them yet.

The idea is to stop carrying destructive behaviors to the next generation, starting by identifying them with self. Unveiling the truth that you already know, but forgot long time ago, when you started betraying yourself and your own integrity, because you were a helpless child. That is the common ground we have with our children. The feelings of inadequacy. We all are in this together.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

July 3rd, 2010 6 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.

~Rose Kennedy~

I love this. What a clear and visionary thought to have while holding your new born baby. Awareness in how profoundly parents impact children is so necessary. Because we do in a major way. Might as well take responsibility. :)

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

July 2nd, 2010 5 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. ~Bill Cosby~

Now, think about it. Morals appart. Human beings are also the only creatures on earth who don’t raise their children to the fullest of their potential. Wonder why we let them back? Somewhere in the process we planted the seed of lack. Somewhere in the process we started the road to codependency. If you didn’t prepare them to the fullest there is an obligation to let them back, right? (Smile)

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

July 2nd, 2010 4 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

~Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

Awe! I love this. Couldn’t agree more. Now, think about that is exactly the same treatment your own Inner Child needs from you. How does it feel?. :)

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

June 30th, 2010 5 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

From the moment of birth, when the Stone-Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its father and mother and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potential.

~R.D. Laing

Well, I couldn’t have said it better. As far as I am concerned, until we perceive  it a rule number one to make sure each one of our children is 100% satisfied and given attention to while they are children. By no doing that what we are really doing is  co-creating violence. Children give back to society what they received. That is the root of the problem. In each and every child.

Behind every act of violence is an unsatisfied and unhappy inner child.  Behind every drama, is an unhappy and unsatisfied inner child who needs to sabotage success simply  because he/she doesn’t believe deserves it. How pathetic it is that, we as a species are not really taking care of our children.

We don’t see the enormous cost that it implies to society in general. This is why is imperative to go back and rewrite the story with your inner child. The creativity, and sustainability are there. The best source of real information is your own Inner Child. Believe it or not.

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Salvador Dali’s house in Cadaques.

June 30th, 2010 5 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

Today is June 29Th. Saint Peter’s day in the Southern hemisphere. My father’s name. Peter,  Pedro,  Piedra.

When I was a child there was always a party at my house on June 29. There was a lot of music, laughter and  dancing, the part I loved the most was the one I got to dance tangos  with my father,  standing on top of his feet when I was little, and later on dancing away what I had learned on top of his feet.The memory of the dance that was imprinted in my feet.

Dancing with my father was one of my favorite things. I want to celebrate today, Saint  Peter’s day by sharing a story about him with you. It was the summer of 1980. My father and his wife were coming to Barcelona where I lived at the time, right after taking a  cruise in the Mediterranean. It was a weekend.

We arranged to meet them  very close to the boarder with France, spend the week end in the gorgeous Costa Brave, and drive to Barcelona by Monday.

While we are at the gorgeous magical little village of Cadaques,  right between  Gerona and the Border with France,  we decided to show my father and his wife the distinct house that Salvador Dali built for himself in town, called the “Egg” house

We parked the car a few yards from the front door.  It was the routine we always did when took relatives or friends who were visiting from South America or Europe.

The house is one of those Mediterranean  style houses with a patio in the middle. It had  a couple of huge  sculptures of  eggs on top of the flat roof. . I always loved to look at it.  It was a fascinating piece of architecture.

So, here we are, admiring the house from the outside, quietly, sharing the moment, and suddenly  my father, breaking the silence looks at us and says: “Do you guys want to go in?” We laughed.  Said “sure” with giggle of cynicism mixed with hope.  We knew if anybody could pull it off it would be him. So if there was ever a chance to visit the gorgeous house in the inside.

He got off the car and walked the distance to the front door. Rang the bell.

After a few seconds, a beautiful young lady dressed  with a pink uniform, white apron and white cofia opened the half covered with red bugambilias iron  door.  She exchanged a few words with my father,   rapidly disappearing again  into the house again. By then,  my father is looking at us and we are still laughing, mainly with the nervousness of the anticipation.

After a couple of minutes, the  young lady  comes back and in front of  our dropped jaws opens the door.  My father looks at us towards the car and waves with his hand to come in.

Before we know, we are sitting in Dali’s more than unique patio, drinking pink champagne,with the director of the Museum of Figueras and a couple of his intimate friends. Dali is 80 years old and is wearing a kukkalon and a long Moroccan ivory color tunic. His mustache as always standing firmly the mark of time.

My son Max, was four at the time,  he was wearing short white pants and an Indian style lilac shirt.  With his curly blond hair, he looked like an angel.  Dali  yeled at Max when we got in, “That’ s the head we need”.  They were actually looking through dolls heads to put in the holes of a large  statue sculpted by Duran.  Max  immediately started participating  in the discussion of what dolls would fit with the project.

It was very relaxing, we stayed for a while, drank a couple of glasses of pink champagne, and left.

In between the jumps,  screaming and laughter celebrating the amazing experience we just had, including the new doll that was in Max’s hands as a souvenir, somebody asked. Dad, how did you do it? What did you say? to make it happen.

He said he wouldn’t tell us. We actually never again asked the question. We never found out.

My father had that talent of knowing the language that opened doors. It always was like deep down he knew we are all one and he didn’t compromise his authenticity with the status quo.  Why wouldn’t you ask if you think about it, right? There were no barriers for him. That is one of the things I loved the most about him.

I think that is the most beautiful legacy that he left me. The coherence in consciously connecting with people.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

June 30th, 2010 3 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

~Quentin Crisp~, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968

How true that can be,  huh? The threat was intended to make you stronger.  To prepare you. The book by Victo Hugo, “Les Miserables” comes to mind.  So relevant, portraying  the viciousness of human misery.

Although to prepare you is  actually the excuse. The real in depth reason is because he is perpetrating the terrified little kid he carries  inside himself. Not being able to see differently for himself, much less for his son.

Mind you, that behavior of threatening with the world  is not exclusive of men.  Women do it pretty good too.

So,  If that is your case,  give attention to that unsatisfied, unacknowledged and unhappy little buddy inside of you, and change your view of the world. The world is what you create with your thoughts.  Stop now believing it is a threatening place. Otherwise,  you will simply attract it, and create it.  It really is your choice.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

June 29th, 2010 4 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

“You have to be able to put yourself psychologically and emotionally back to your childhood to understand its fears and joys,”

~Jim Henson~.

“That was the key to Henson’s success – he reached back to his childhood and tried to establish a connection to it. He then shared this connection with the rest of the world. ” Henson’s childlike energy for his work and life is perhaps his greatest legacy and is what pushed him to the heights of success that he reached.

“The enthusiasm that you have when you’re an adolescent stays with you,” he said. By bringing a unique mixture of childlike wonder and adult reflection to his work, Henson was able to find success across a vast audience.”

The above are excerpts from an article @ ~Evan Carmichael~

I love Jim Henson’s story. It totally personifies the Inner Child actively being in charge of  his Visionary Team.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

June 28th, 2010 7 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he’s always apologizing, his children are monsters.

~Mignon McLaughlin~,

I love this. The fundamental importance of the acknowledgment to a child is precious. It will eventually  the difference between believing in him/herself  and seeing herself or  not.

If the apology comes with the  pervasive tail of ” guilt” attached,  is not an apology. It is a guilt trip.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

June 27th, 2010 1 Comment » Filed under Inner Child Quote

Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.

~Andrew Carnegie~

I couldn’t have said it better. It is so true. However, you can become the nurse, seamstress, washer woman, cook, teacher, angel and saint, all in one, or the guide, exemplar and fiend, to yourself, any time if you didn’t have the privilege of having such parents. The truth? Most of us didn’t have that privilege. You are not alone. It is a collective dis-ease.

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