So each meal I’m sitting there. In the dining hall, on the ground, surrounded by dozens of little boys. I sit and cannot stop watching this wonderful show they presenting me, drenched with wise lessons. Praying for each meal to Annapurna, the Devine mother of abundance, showing their gratefulness for the gift of food. The helpfulness of the bigger boys, making sure that every boy gets enough to eat. The way they’re emptying the plates with their little hands. The cheerful smiles they’re sending me in between each mouthful. It makes me smile inside, even more when I see that there’s always enough food for everyone, also for the starving boys who can’t almost keep their patience, with their hand raised up in the air, asking for more. And not to forget the enormous hospitality they’re showing me, giving me all these extras, which me sometimes gives uncomfortable feeling. Because being here, makes me realize that I don’t need that extra chapatti, that piece of fruit or a special cup of tea. The unconditional love that I feel coming from the children is already so nourishing and makes me very humble at the same time.
This year I’m going back to this wonderful place and to volunteer as psychologist and yoga teacher and will be celebrating my birthday with all the orphans in a big yoga event that I will organize that day! And I have one big wish for my birthday this year…to raise as much funding as possible to give back to the country that gave us the gift of yoga!
Join me in starting a sustaining revolution of giving. Help a child to reach the sky! Together we can make a difference. Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Yoga Gives Back.
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