IF - Inspire Forward



If Nouveau #0



If

Blind in the darks of the maze

And burning in the flesh

Of open wounds

If you can exercise

Your free will

And call the White Dragons

For them to help

Throw your fears in the flames

And intervene

For your healing

If you can

Here, now

Forgive and love

And free yourself

And heal

The broken child within

If you can

Far and wide

Deploy

Your majestuous wings

The right

Devoted to the Light

The left

Devoted to the Rose

And balance both

In harmony

And take off

Fly high into the winds

Above the walls

If you can

Give yourself

The gift of forgiving

And of empowering

All sisters

And brothers

For in the loving them

It is you

You’re loving

Stop

And inspire within

If you can

Do nothing

Stay still

Listen

And inspire within

And let light

And let grace

Penetrate

Exist

And radiate within

And through

You

If

Open eyes

open heart

You keep amazed

And resonate

With the beats of beauty

Here, around, within

And the bits of magic

Of Divine creations

If you learn gratitude

Every day say thank you

Awaken

Bend space

Bend time

And see that all that's right

Is left

And all that's left

Is right

If you can let it flow

You forgave

You can give

It’s time to let abound

Do it

Now

And if you can become

Anew as once you were

Polish your divine gifts

Shine, thrive

Enlighten your powers

And honor Creator

Then

My Child

You will have accomplished

Your first

Of many miracles

Then

New and welcomed to the flock

Bright, powerful White Dragon

In turn, you’ll teach

In turn, you’ll heal

And

Inspire Forward.


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Offered to:

Nick, Chloé, Élie and all children, around and within.

Inspired by:

If, by Rudyard Kipling

Viviane Nyiramana and Jean Pierre Karenzi

Magnolia’s School of White Dragons, by Martin Silversmith


First published in:

INSPIRE FORWARD TODAY


© Dominique Bel, 2020. All Rights Reserved in all Countries.

Photography © Franck Vogel.


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"Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"


Rudyard Kipling - 1865-1936


Rudyard Kipling's poem If is one of the most iconic poems of teh 20th century. Over the years, the Vicotrian values in Kipling's poetry have inspired many. Today, his words for so long well received, are met at times, with a frown. So may we ask:


Is Earth really ours?

or are we Hers?

And what do we say of the present and future of our daughters?


What if the time had come to create our own IF poems, for our new century, to inspire, reimagine and recreate what we could be?


If Nouveau #0 is one of those poems reinvented for the 21st century. Along with the transcripts of our conversations with Solar Impulse founder and co-pilote Bertrand Piccard, it concludes the chapter on purpose and inspiration in The Book of SO WHAT.


What about your own reinvention of If? We'd love to share it, if you care!


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From WHY? to SO WHAT?

Welcome to the 4th circle.


With the climate crisis, the rise of inequalities, the crumbling of our democracies or world economies coming to a standstill because of a global pandemic, purpose and inspiration matter more than ever.


As Simon Sinek framed it quite well, and with a sense of urgency, we need to put the WHY? question at the centre of the “Golden Circle”, before HOW? and WHAT?


Yet, for deep and significant change to happen in a post Covid-19 world, we need to restore the much-eroded trust in our organizations, our communities and ourselves.


For this, we must grow beyond WHY?, look at the periphery, and find in our hearts the strength to ask ourselves an often-forgotten question: SO WHAT?


The time has come to

move from the 1st to the 4th circle.


The time has come to

reinvent the wheels.


It’s all in The Book Of SO WHAT. It’s now in the writing. You’ll like what we see. Suscribe if you’d like.

In red.

Upper right.

You.

We’d like to see.

You’ll like what we see.


#asksowhat #businessmodelinnovation #consciousleadership #corporatecultures #corporatenarratives #creativity #diversity #goodcorpsbadcorps #innovation #reconciliation #regenerativeeconomy #reinventingorganizations #reinventingthewheels #science #SDGs #stakeholdercapitalism #technology #women




© Dominique Bel, 2020. All Rights Reserved in all Countries.

Photography © Franck Vogel.

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