The day I went to visit the Esperanza School will be a memory I will have forever. Driving down the dusty road just about ten minutes from where I work I could see as we pulled up that this was going to be hard. My friend Doris and I were going to a board meeting that day to tell them about the fundraiser we wanted to put on at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort to help support their needs.
Miki is a magnet, a force not to be dismissed, from the moment I met her I knew she was a person beyond any limitations. I felt her passion immediately, this was someone I wanted to know, i wanted this person in my life, I was awe struck.
We (the community of Nosara and beyond) were able to raise about $17,000 in a very short span of time for the Esperanza School Project. A project that started out of a true heart opening- by witnessing the state in which this school has been left. Left after earthquake damage, left after a major robbery. It fueled me. It made everything seem possible.
To be able to be vulnerable, to be humble to be able to come from the place of openness (and yet still hold the reins) is power. It also takes a tremendous amount of work and commitment. Its much easier to tell people what to do, but to be open to hear what others have to contribute is powerful and also much more exciting, passionate, and creative.
Roll out of you IKEA bed and jump to the beat of world change, you have the power. It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you wear, what matters is that you matter, and if you want to feel good about you, do something for someone else, its that simple.