Practice, difficulty, sacrifice. Not exactly the words we think of when we picture art and giving in our minds. Yet, through these, giving becomes the gift that keeps on giving. Resulting in not only an impact in your own life, but the lives of those who benefit from the gift.
Ten thousand people, maybe more, people talking without speaking, people hearing without listening... as big as the world has become, as crowded as it has become, our ability to become isolated in the crowd or lost in the masses has increased with it. And yet, deep inside our souls, we are begging to break that isolation, that silence; and in doing so have our voices heard, have someone recognize we are there, and really listen to us. For it is in this acknowledgement we become fully known, we start to heal or progress in our lives, and when we finally truly find joy.
A buzz phrase that has become more popular in various forms in recent generations such as YOLO (You only live once). However, as to that particular form and similar others, I feel we have lost some of Carpe Diem's deeper and richer meaning. It is an understanding of the truth, that your tomorrow has yet to be seen by you, but your story of today is determined by your current actions.
Teenagers who scale mountains, wake up at 5 a.m. on their own accord, cook and clean their own meals, research the mysterious of God, can it really be real? Well our superstar Seekers showed that given the tools and the opportunities, they truly can excel. Come read how in our 2016 Awakening Trip Recap.
Being present. Is there anything more difficult in our culture today? Living in the moment is a fundamental paradox: Mindfulness isn't a goal, because goals are about the future, but you do have to set the intention of paying attention to what's happening at the present moment. Can you master the 'Art of Now'?