Archives For February 2014

Stop Being Lazy

February 26, 2014 — 1 Comment

Is Aimee Mullins disabled? Is she a model, a para-olympian or a double amputee?

Watch as she talks about how labels and categories can create limitations.

“I think our need to categorize comes from being lazy… There’s a lot more change that can be effected when treat each other as the individuals we are,” says Aimee.

What if we gave up the necessity of putting people in defined boxes of who they are and what they’re capable of? What would open up? What could change?

What if when a judgment came up, you just went…STOP! I am not going there — I am going to take the road less traveled, the un-defined path that could lead ANYWHERE!

What if going beyond all judgments is what would open up for a whole new world?

Your Body Knows

February 23, 2014 — 6 Comments

Let’s talk about bodies! Do you know that every molecule has consciousness?

Your body was created from consciousness as consciousness.  When you put molecules together in the form of a body they still have consciousness.

So your body is conscious…. Maybe even more conscious than you!

How is your body more conscious than you are?

  • It doesn’t take points of view.
  • It doesn’t do judgment.
  • It doesn’t do unkindness.
  • It never gives up its caring.
  • It doesn’t give up its gratitude.

If we can start to embrace that, asking yourself, “If my body were more conscious than I am, what information could I get from it? What change could I create from it? And what could I get out of it that I’m not currently able to?”

I think one of the biggest difficulties we get is we don’t honor the consciousness of this beautiful thing called our body.

It’s kind of like if you’ve ever been on a horse that was at a rental stable. All they do is they walk and they plod in a straight line. Nobody has really ever asked anything of them. They start to get dull.

Your body does the same thing. When you don’t acknowledge its consciousness, you invalidate the consciousness that it is. It can’t create change for you. It can’t do things to change.

You want to say hey body, “If you’re more conscious than I am, what is it that you can show me that I’m not asking of you?

What if today you started asking questions of your body? I wonder what would start to change?

And I wonder if that could be one of the keys to consciousness you’ve been missing?

– Dain

PS. I recently talked about this on a Being You Book Club & Google Hangout. You can watch the replay here: