One of my deepest drives is contribution…
I believe that giving back, paying forward and performing random acts of kindness
create a positive effect in the world.
Philanthropy means “love of humanity” in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing “what it is to be human” on both the benefactors’ (by identifying and exercising their values in giving and volunteering) and beneficiaries’ (by benefiting) parts.
And why not give to others? Am I not so blessed to be Australian? With freedom; enjoying abundance of food, water and basic needs; with shelter and safety; with the infrastructure to sustain a healthy community; and democracy where we can express our views without fear?
One of the various ways I like to contribute, along with volunteering and donating my services, is to support other services. A minimum of 5% of yoga takings is donated to charities – local, national and international. This is my way of contributing to a positive collective consciousness.
Through Karma Yoga, the small pebble dropped in the pond of still water will ripple out and reach further.
Let’s help make the world a better place.
total so far: $2073.50