Millennials! Often, we hear this reference to young people these days. When we think about the word 'Millennial', however, the first thought that comes to mind is 1,000 years. This may seem like a long time, but in the larger scheme of life on Earth,1000 years has passed in a blink of an eye. So many things have happened during this millennial period. These last 1,000 years have brought many beautiful innovations, it is true; but they have also brought many challenges that have taken us away from the highest values of our being truly human. It is now time that we take responsibility for the last 1,000 years and begin the process of undoing the challenges that we, ourselves, have created and that we now face on this planet. Youth, with our vibrant energy and compassionate hearts, need to make a concerted effort to reconnect to each other with selflessness, compassion, non-violence, joy, harmony and love.
When we sit back and reflect upon our life on earth, we inevitably ask, “ What value have we added to the world?” We then begin the quest of understanding ourselves and begin thinking about the legacy that we will leave behind. We begin to understand that we are not just an unknown face or meaningless number on this planet. We realise that we are each unique and our actions have an impact, thus, we have the potential of making a huge difference in the world!
This awareness fueled our desire to be a part of something bigger than us. We found this space of growth and beingness with the World Consciousness Alliance ( WCA). The WCA Millennial Club was created with the purpose of harnessing the strength of the youth, to inspire each other to leave the world a better place than when we first entered. This club aims at giving a platform for inspiring each person to shine their light upon the world, so that the whole world will be illumined for thousands of years and beyond. Our goal is to create a purposeful generation who radiates unconditional love for all of humanity, irrespective of culture, religion, creed, caste, race as well as humanity who extends compassion towards all species of lifeforms. We want to inspire others, too, to live with stability and purpose. All this is done effectively, by encouraging young people around the world to share this wisdom through the medium of showcasing their talents and gifts, thus, building courage and self-esteem as well as a desire to engage with positive networks.
The WCA Millennials Club has initiated its first project called the “WCA Millennials Club Talent Showcase”. The talent showcase is a mechanism for the youth to inspire humankind by expressing their talents and gifts in a way that nurtures the seeds of qualities in humans that WCA aspires to cultivate ~ which will illuminate the world.
Importantly, this showcase is not a competition. There are no winners or losers; only appreciation of the vast diversity of raw incredible talent and passion for making this a better world. We want to change the way people see the world. That is the biggest competition before us. We want to create a platform that will help us unlearn that we need to be acknowledged as the best in something e.g. getting the highest mark in the class, be the richest, have the biggest house or the fastest car. It is a way we can encourage contentment and appreciation for who we are and what we have, and to move beyond the I, my, me, mine mentality and motivate ourselves to be better than we were yesterday ...and learn to give back to humanity.
We also want to be of service and to help others. Through the networks created, positive energy, passion, and donations that the Talent Showcase will inspire, we hope to provide help to support a worthy charity to help the poor in rural areas of South Africa. Lots of ideas of how that will look are being generated.
The WCA Millennials Club members feel that it is only when we stand together that we can impact a generational change. Only together, can we leave a legacy that never fades away as the clock keeps ticking. Only together can we bring the world together. We invite you to join us to “shine your light” and share your passion to inspire the world. Volunteer with the WCA Millennials Club to bring a change in the world.
For more information or to join our incredible team, please email us at:
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
Author: Keegan Soman, President of the Club