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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

It all started when 19-year-old Boyan Slat asked a question, “Why can’t we clean this up?”

He was referring to the millions of tons of plastic waste in the world’s oceans.

When everyone else was presenting clean-up projects that cost billions and would take thousands of years, Boyan looked at the problem from a completely different place and came up with a revolutionary solution.

He introduced a new way of thinking and the point of view that we’re doing this – now.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them, Einstein once said. Boyan would most likely agree.

What could you change in your life and in the world, just by changing the way you think about them?

Your point of view creates your reality. Reality does not create your point of view.

What else is possible? 🙂

Nothin’ if you keep sitting there!

“We can make every day better for each other…. Let’s get out there!”

 

The Recycled Orchestra

December 19, 2013 — 1 Comment

The “recycled orchestra” is an orchestra where the kids play instruments made out of trash. Check out the creativity…and the kindness!

“People realize that we shouldn’t throw away trash carelessly. We shouldn’t throw away people either.”

What else is possible when we are willing to see the contribution of everything around us?

If you were truly being you, beyond any conclusion, definition, label or category – who would you be?

The kids’ revolution

November 28, 2013 — 4 Comments

“When I grow up, I want to be…. happy!” says 13 year-old Logan LaPlante. He is part of a small but growing revolution of children going about their education differently. Being healthy, happy, creative and innovative are elements of what Logan calls “hackschooling.” He defines “hackers” as those who challenge and change the system to make it work differently.

Watch this TEDx talk and see what it inspires you to create: