I've been thinking a lot lately about what it means to change the world. Not in the naive high-school-class way, but REALLY change the trajectory of life for millions of people suffering around the world.
Tonight, I spoke to a group of people in Revelstoke, BC about my refugee work and told them my stories. I could feel myself tear up as I told them about the countless volunteers who left everything behind to serve.
My heart is still aching for humanity and this propels to think long and hard about how to help.
For the past few weeks, I've literally felt like I'm grasping for a BIG idea that I can't articulate yet. I see the ripple effect that I've started by letting go of my personal attachment to my belongings and just showing up to help.
For instance last month, I only spent about $200 to stay alive, but I was able to crowdfund £3800 (~$8000) to self-publish a book about our refugee work and continue the ripple effect of inspiration.
I don't care at all about making money for myself. I work to help. I don't need much money to live, especially when most of my personal expenses can be covered by donors. I just want to show people that when we let go of our materialist way of life, we can help SO many.
How can we take what I've done with my own life - living minimally but with epic meaning - and amplify it?
I don't see many people doing what I'm doing in this day and age. Most people are too busy trying to be "successful" that they've forgotten what it means to be love and take care of our fellow human beings.
As Albert Eistein said, "We can't solve the problems of this work with the same level of thinking that created them.
I'm on the verge of a big idea and I can feel it coming on.
INFINITE LOVE, Anita xx