Archives For Changing the World

I get it. It can be easy to feel let down by the world right now. There are messages of hate and acts of violence are on the rise.

Yet at the same time, there have been more acts of courage, and love, and the willingness to say – no, this is NOT my world. This is not okay. I will do and be whatever it takes to change this.

We don’t necessarily have a choice about the things that occur in the world. We do have a choice in how we respond.

After the attacks in Stockholm yesterday, the city woke up still with resiliency, openness and trust; not letting the terror stop the people that know something else is possible. People were opening their homes to others who were stranded downtown after the event. Strangers were offering rides to people who were stuck in different parts of the city. Grocery stores were offering food to families who couldn’t leave the downtown. (Read more about the response HERE).

What if it is this kindness that creates and propels our society forward? What if people choosing to be present with each other can start changing the world?

A few months ago, when I read this story of New Yorkers, standing together on a subway train, seeing all the anti-semitic graffiti, and then taking it down by using the hand sanitizer they had in their bags and purses, it gave me a similar sense of hope. (read the full story HERE)

It seems to me that now is the time to reclaim and create what you envision for the world.

What do you know is possible? Instead of the separation, what else could we all create?

Don’t let the messages of hate and judgment stop you or the future we can create. Don’t let that win.

What one small thing, what act of consciousness, can you do each day that creates the world as you would like it to be?

It’s what you be and do today that creates and shapes our world tomorrow.

We, together, can create a different world.

If not us who, if not now, when?

Share your #actsofconsciousness and ones that inspire you online and in social media. Now is the time for the voices of possibility and awareness to speak up and be heard. Check out our Facebook Group, Acts of Consciousness HERE, for more inspiration and to share your change in the world!

Who Are You Really?

December 18, 2016 — 3 Comments

Who are you really?

Have you ever asked the question?

So many of us identify with a certain culture or religion or the country where we were born.

But does that define you? Are you a citizen of your country or are you a citizen of the world?

In the video below, a group of courageous people chose to take a journey based on an analysis of their DNA.

Some even asked ‘What could you possibly tell me that I don’t know already?’

After the participants received their results, they were stunned by what they found out. I was moved to tears when watching it. See for yourself below…

Even though I was born in the United States, I like to consider myself a global citizen. I’m very grateful that I travel around the globe facilitating classes and meeting phenomenal people from every part of the world. And when I do, I’m amazed by how much we have in common, as beings in this world, if we choose to to stop buying the lies of separation based on color, culture, religion and country.

It’s a choice to keep the separation we have between us in place. Is now the time to break down the walls of judgment? To end the separation?

What if WE, as infinite beings, are truly ONE? If we choose it?…

The choice is yours my friend.

As the video mentions – “You have more in the common with the world than you may think.”

PS – You can find out more about the DNA Project here: letsopenourworld.com

‘An open world begins with an open mind’ – The DNA Journey, Momondo

The US election is over. Now what?

Check out my video from just a few hours ago on Facebook Live..

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This is our world. We have the capacity to change it. That is the greatness of you and of us.

I am so grateful to be on this planet with you right now! What else is possible because you are here?

Until next time,

Dain

 

The Age of Miracles

July 14, 2016 — 2 Comments

Did you know that Albert Einstein is quoted much more as a great thinker than as a physicist?

This is one of my favorites by him:

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
– Albert Einstein

What if you could choose that; to live your life as if everything is a miracle?

What if that is actually what is true for you?

What if we’re on the verge of the age of miracles?

Come along and hear me talk about that on the beach of Santa Barbara…

What if you, my friend, are a miracle worker?

And a darn good one?

Just asking….

Dain

Have you ever had someone look at you with absolutely no judgment?

That moment, when someone actually sees you for you, all of you, and knows that nothing is, was, or ever will be wrong with you, changes everything.

Experiencing this can be one of the most caring, nurturing and even seductive experiences in the world.

There are even psychological studies that suggest it only takes four minutes of direct eye contact for strangers to fall in love.

Recently Amnesty International took this one step further. They tested the 4 min idea in a more fragile situation; the refugee crisis in Europe and the increasing xenophobia.

They asked a number of Europeans and refugees to stare into each other’s eyes for 4 minutes.

This is what happened:

See, we’ve been trained to start every new encounter by a series of judgment to determine where this person fits into our pre-defined version of reality. We’ve basically been programmed to separate.

What if that training is what is in the way for a different future of the world?

What if oneness is actually much easier than you’ve ever imagined?

What if just a few minutes of eye contact could create that space of no judgment when you can see who this person actually…be? 

Would you be willing to try this out? Today?

Ask someone, maybe even someone you’re not having an easy time with, to share a gaze with you for four minutes.

No other instructions or distractions. Put a timer on, stay present and look into each other’s eyes.

Then see what changes for the both of you.

Dain

We all create something different in the world. We are all unique. That’s why every chance I get I ask people, “What if you, truly being you, are the gift, the change and the possibility this world requires?”

Meet 16 year old entrepreneur Maya Penn, who reminded me again when watching this video –  EVERYTHING you do contributes to the world in some way, even if you don’t see it or get it right away.  You, being you, creates the change you’ve always known should be possible.

By creating what she loves, Maya IS changing the world. Click HERE to watch the video below.

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So my friends, what future would you like to create? As Maya says, ‘the smallest actions lead to the biggest change’.

If you’d like to start your own business – great. Or create a non-profit – awesome.

But what if all of those outward creations that get acknowledged all come from truly being you?

What if that smallest action that changes everything is your choice to be you, in every moment, of every day, no matter what the situation?

You are the future. What would you like to create?

Until next time,

Dain

PS – Recently, I was on a global telecall with four other amazing leaders talking about Benevolent Capitalism & Leadership and being a catalyst for change in the world. You can catch the replay of that call, which was the launch of the BenCapTalks Series, by clicking HERE.

Leading Without Followers

December 21, 2015 — 3 Comments

Would you like to see something different being created on this planet of ours?

I know I do. And I know it’s possible. What about you?

What do you know, that you’ve been pretending not to know, or denying that you know, that if you allowed yourself to know it, would change everything in our world for the greater?

Would you be willing to know it, create it, and lead your life, and this planet, to something greater?

A leader knows where they must go and is willing to go there even if nobody gets it, nobody understands it, and nobody follows.

If we’re truly going to change the face of this planet, we need to step up and have a voice.  And by voice, I don’t mean shouting from the rooftops. You may not even have to say a word. What can your very presence invite everyone around you to?

I recently spoke at an event, Wisdom Stockholm, talking about our capacity to shape the planet’s future and tools to assist in choosing it.  Click HERE or below to watch the video of my talk below.

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True leaders don’t create followers. They create leaders.

Is now the time to take the lead, without expecting anyone to follow, and create what you know is possible in the world?

You can be a voice for the world. You, being you, is a contribution that can not only change someone’s world, but also change the planet.

Until next time,

Dain