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Inner Child Inspirational quote of the day.

August 6th, 2010 2 Comments » Filed under Inner Child Quote

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

~Vincent Van Gogh~

Yes yes, Marvelous genius Vincent. That is the voice that planted the seed in your head that you cannot do your passion…represented in society in general and the faces of people who say they love you but don’t really know what love is. Because the voice of love would never shut out your passion. The voice of love would support your Inner Child to flourish to its full potential. That is the truth.

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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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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.

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

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It was through the feeling of wonder that men  now and at first began to philosophize.

~Aristotle~

And I ask you:  Where does that feeling of wonder come from if not from the wondrous child we all carry within. That child that came with the connection to divinity. That child who was taken away from that connection and needs to remember he is not only  entitled to it, but has the vital need to reconnect with it to put his/her own sense of wonder to work for your passion  to contribute.

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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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