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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.

Have you ever looked up at the sky or down at the earth and been in awe of this magical, beautiful planet?

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life? Or the universe? Or the phenomenance of being alive?

So often we look to others for answers. For someone else to explain to us how things work and how we should be in the world.

What if that was one of the greatest limitations we’ve bought in to? What if we come in to this world just knowing and being aware of everything and everyone?

What I’d like to ask you my friends is…

What if you were willing to know that you know?

What if you didn’t have to think or figure anything out? What if you already KNOW?

One of your greatest capacities as a being is your infinite ability to perceive, know, be, and receive. Notice that thinking isn’t one of them?

You may have been using that brilliant mind of yours over and over again, but if it could have figured everything out, wouldn’t it have done so already?!?

As I watched this video of this phenomenal 9 year old boy, I was reminded again of our capacity to KNOW.

So let me ask you my friend – What do you know, that you have been refusing to know, that if you were willing to know it, would change everything?

I wonder what we could create on this planet if we claimed, owned, and acknowledged that we know?

Until next time my friends 🙂

Dain

That Child

March 6, 2015 — 4 Comments

Dear friends,

I recently read something online… It was an open letter from someone who functions without any judgement, in total allowance.

Remember the definition of consciousness? Where nothing is judged and everything is allowed to be as it is.

That is the space from which this letter was written and I’d really like to share it with you. Watch it here:


Consciousness has nothing to do with if you’ve ever been in an Access class or not. Consciousness doesn’t care what classes you take! Consciousness actually can’t exist where there are fixed points of view, conclusions, judgements or discernment.

Instead it simply has your back when you function from the space of awareness. Like this teacher does!

What space are YOU choosing to function from?

What else is possible?
Dain

PS. Amy Murray, B.Ed., M.S. blogs at www.missnightmutters.com. She can also be found on Twitter at @happycampergirl, and on Facebook as Miss Night’s Marbles. She is the co-founder of #kinderchat (www.kinderchat.org), a twitter-based global community for teachers of young children. For more information about how you can help THAT kid, THIS kid, THOSE kids, THESE kids, OUR kids, please visit HERE.

Stay weird, stay different

February 26, 2015 — 5 Comments

After the Oscars this year, someone sent me a video they thought I should watch… It was the speech by writer Graham Moore who won for he best adapted screenplay, the Imitation Game. I did, and I cried, and I so agree with him; Stay weird, stay different!

Your uniqueness unleashed is what this world truly requires.

So many of us know that we’re different and yet we often try to hide that from the world. We don’t want to be labelled or diagnosed as “not normal”? We don’t want to be put in the box with the weird and wacky people. Then again…what  is “normal”?

Do you know what the word “normal” means? Normal; conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Do you recognize yourself in that description?

Let me tell you what the original meaning of the word “weird” is…

Weird; Of Spirit, faith and destiny.

Is that more you? What if weird is our natural state?

Check out the courage in this TedX talk by Rosie King, How Autism Freed Me to Be Myself. She has an inspiring willingness to be all of her no matter what anyone may label her as. No one puts her in a box!

What if today is the day to celebrate the truly weird people on this planet? People like…you.

What if the weird people are the ones changing the world? Right now.

Stay weird.

– Dain

Have you ever fallen down? Whether it has been a literal fall, an emotional, financial, or spiritual fall…we’ve probably all crashed and burned at times.

What if it wasn’t the fall that matters but the choice to get back up?

Are you going to believe in yourself or are you going to believe in everyone else’s judgments of you?- Nick Vujicic

This man, born with out arms and legs, has a lot to say about both struggling and never giving up.

Watch starting at 12 minutes in:

Never give up. Never give in. And always believe in YOU.

Evan Mercer was born deaf and didn’t start speaking until age 5 – but he did not let any of that stop him from choosing greatness! Here are some pieces of advice from his high school valedictorian speech:

  • Commit to protect your dreams always.
  • Find your own impossible and bring it to it’s knees.
  • Understand that no one can hold you down.
  • Make the choice to never stop moving forward.

 

This “stand-up comedian who couldn’t stand up” does a TED Talk on how truly empowering it is to BE YOU, no matter what others say about you (especially on the internet).

Being Palestinian, Muslim, a woman, having Cerebral Palsy, and living in New Jersey are just a few of the ‘problems’ Maysoon Zayid humorously lists as reasons that should have stopped her.

What if we all “can-can” do or BE anything we choose?