The foundation has been a dream of mine for a long time. At one point, it seemed like that was all it would ever be, a dream. Things changed when I chose to leave to volunteer for a year in Sri Lanka. My experience working for an NGO left a sour taste in my mouth but Sri Lanka in itself opened my eyes, my mind and my heart in ways I never knew possible. I use to believe that to help, I first needed to have it all , to be complete. But it is in Sri Lanka where I fully understood that helping others is what makes us complete.
I recall one afternoon where I bought a lunch packet for a man on the side of the road. It costs me 1.25 canadian at most. When I gave it to him, he looked into my eyes, in a way no one has ever looked at me before. He bowed to my feet ( which is the culture in Sri Lanka though I quickly stopped him as it makes me feel uncomfortable). The look he gave me was so beautifully overwhelming that I had to go hide in an alley and cry. For the rest of the year, whenever he saw me , he would always attempt to bow down.
It wasn’t like that was the only time in my life that I shared with someone, but that moment opened something in me. It made me realise how simple it is to help. It showed me the healing power in sharing with others.
We live in busy modern times, where it’s easy to forget our soul’s purpose on this planet.
And we are all awakening to our reality, the reality of who we truly are.
Now is the time.
To return to our divine and human heritage, to our true soul, a soul that is innately loving and free.
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“The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible strings. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the entire world smile.”
― Shams Tabrizi