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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

August 5th, 2010 1 Comment » Filed under Inner Child Quote


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You know that the answer to change is repetition, right? There is no magic bullet. Repetition is the only non glamorous option. One way or the other. That is what suits the brain the best.  So… The question is What are you repeating? Are you repeating the unwanted things or the wanted things in your precious life?

It is in the process of repeating where the light is. Not in the end result. Otherwise you miss your life. You were in a rush to get to the end of it :)

Your Inner Child is waiting for you to archive all the things that you are carrying from your parents or society and  are destructive to you,  in the archives of the past and keep the ones that will make you blossom and ignite your passion to contribute in the eternally unraveling present.

~Luz~

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

August 3rd, 2010 2 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

~E. E. Cummings~

Dan Kennedy, one of my mentors always says that if you don’t have anybody believing in you, you need to get that person presto! Because to plug in to your passionate contribution to the world you need to believe in yourself first. Your Inner Child needs the acknowledgment to start wondering, in spontaneous delight.

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

August 1st, 2010 39 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

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What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?

~Jackie Kennedy ~

You may ask why this quote is relevant to the Inner Child. Let me elaborate. This quote marks a moment in history that changed the life of many children  for ever.  Jackie has a great point about the well deserved  woman’s fulfillment as a professional at the same time that she is  a satisfied mother.

We, the Baby Boomers were not going to stay at home and become the domestic type, no matter how glamorous they may have looked  from the outside. It was too painful to see how unhappy our mothers had been. We had more to give to society than “just” changing diapers, cooking, cleaning and driving back and fort  kids from one activity to the next. We believed in it and trusted we could do both well. That was  how we fell in the trap.

We didn’t stop and think how sustainable the professional development of ourselves  was going to be for  our children. We didn’t stop an think if society had a support system that would make up for the change. We jumped to the opportunity of following the carrot hanging from a stick in front of our nose. We didn’t ask any questions. We did what women do most of the time. We gave ourselves completely to the two worlds. Unconditionally.

How much trade in human capital we were exchanging, was the question.  It was a trap. We ended up doing double and of course not really succeeding at neither. No matter how much money we were making.

The truth is, we were writing a contract with the workforce namely corporations, where work was first, second and third. Our children came after.  We ended up with 50 working  hours per week and our children grew up by themselves home alone, with the company of their peers,  the  TV and their  video games.

The corporation was everything. I will remind everybody that the family leave act was only signed in 1992. Before that, there was always a Damocles sword hanging on your head that said “if you are pregnant you could be fired without impunity any minute”.  Think about it for a moment.  Your salary or your kid. What message were those kids e receiving from the moment of  their creation.

For those of you that are shaking your head, I will remind you how the hole in the stomach felt when our child was sick, on a rainy day in the middle of the winter. Honestly how did it feel. Let me help here. It felt like an inconvenience, because he or she was interrupting the work flow.

The truth is they were an inconvenience. We had already settled for that kind mindless mindset.   So, what is the message we were giving to our children.  Very clear, right? They were an inconvenience in this bizarre  new social equation we had created where money ruled everything. It was swallowing us all.

We gave our loyalty to the corporation. We also gave them our sweat our blood,  our children’ precious time and our peace of mind. Most of our children grew up with a lot  of stuff, in a very lonely place.

When we spent time with them we were too absent  or exhausted to be present. Then, we praised them and enable them because deep down we felt so guilty. Those children of yesterday are the beautiful generation of today that grew up after that decision we made when Jackie Kennedy was  through the experience of her generation championing for us.

This is a “little detail”  about millennials that everybody is forgetting. They experienced our hole in the stomach when they were sick, and the panic in our eyes many times not because they were sick but it was a disruption  for our workforce.

Now, can you blame millennials for refusing to conform to our model? They are the direct result of that.  It wasn’t good growing up with absent parents running around like maniacs, pretending to be big shots of something they even didn’t know what it was about,  an illusion  only in their heads.

They experienced the  very clear  abandonment from every aspect of society.  Honestly don’t deceive yourself,   they didn’t matter. We were busy with more important things. Now, did we do the best we could with what we had?  Sure we did.  But it wasn’t a good contract for us, nor our children.  We got the short side of the stick,  and it didn’t even make us happy in the end.

This is what millennials refuse to compromise today. Their solid principles.They put family, relationships and friends first. They want to be good parents  but are not interested in giving their children  a large empty house.  They understand their time and attention will be critical for their children. We taught them that. They will not settle for any less than the quality of life they envision.  Who can blame them.  It was too painful for them to watch us too.

…And yes, it is relevant to the collective consciousness of the Inner Child. It is up to each of us to raise it.  Millennials are leading the way. Good for them!

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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

July 29th, 2010 11 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”

~Audrey Hepburn~

Today, my friend, I want to envision this quote as the blueprint of the new world. Today I want to stop and create the image of a future world where every child’s full potential will be the priority. A world where no child will grow to become violent because his very entitled needs were not met. A world of peace where your Inner Child will become your partner at thriving and blossoming into the gorgeous flower you are. A world where your passion to contribute is important.



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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 26th, 2010 4 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

~Marcus T. Cicero ~

This is such a good point.  Especially in a culture that doesn’t honor natural abilities nor authenticity.  Every Inner Child inside of every adult is longing and waiting for us all to plug into our own  natural abilities, acknowledge them, honor them and use them to contribute to a better world, hand in hand  with your passion. The world is waiting for your natural abilities to be shared in coherence with his, co-creatively.

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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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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day

July 23rd, 2010 12 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

~Alice Walker~

I often say that spirituality can be expressed in two words. “Self acceptance”. Accepting your humanity. When we humbly accept our flaws and share them, we are actually headed to change them, not only that, but the peace you are longing for, starts with self acceptance.

Alice is right. It is the best gift. Besides, we are who we are because of our parents actions, and they are who they are because of their parents actions before them. If we want to see any change in the world, we have to start looking at our humanity without judgment. To judge who we are is irrational. Each generation has the responsibility to stop passing judgment to the next. No change can be attained by pretending we are perfect and we know it all. The worst part, it divides us inside.

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