“Me and you, and you, and you just wanna be free, but you see, all the world is just as we’ve made it. And until we got a new world I’ve got to say that love is not a whisper or a weakness. No, love is strong, so we got to get together.” – Dave
Watch and be inspired to help bring clean water to Los Brasiles, Nicaragua. Compassion is Love in action. “Can’t lay down and wait for a miracle to change things,” because you are the miracle.
If you don’t give a shit, but you wish you did, remember that the way to compassion is to receive Love in your inaction.
And if you’re more upset about me using the word “shit” than you are about those thirsty children, you need a lot of Love (props to Campolo).
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
- L.P. Jacks (Education through Recreation)
“How can the Universe tell its own story save by making use of human speech; how convey its meanings to finite minds save by employing a thinker to declare them? So long as the story remains unspoken, unwritten, can we say it exists at all? Does not the significance of things become a story by the very process which ends in the movement of an intelligently guided pen over a sheet of paper, in the reading of printed types, in the utterance of recognised vocables; and until this process has been accomplished is not the “meaning” a mere promise or unrealized potency? Can we learn the history of the world, and of human life, otherwise than by reading, or hearing it spoken? How, then, can we receive it without the intermediation of a writer, a speaker?”
- L.P. Jacks
Back to basics–water.
My friend Colin started an organization called Trashwater. They’re currently working in Los Brasiles, Nicaragua to build a purification center that will provide clean water, showers, toilets, and washing stations for a community of 1200 people (most of them children) who are suffering with dangerous water supplies and poor sanitation conditions.
Change is happening and you can get involved, but the clock is ticking. Check out Trashwater’s Indiegogo campaign and jump in. Read about Trashwater’s work in Los Brasiles and throw them a few shekels.
Help Trashwater take a few small steps toward seeing their vision become a reality–a day when the nearly one billion people without access to clean drinking water can take this most basic necessity for granted like we do.