Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Small Ways to Make a Big Difference
Hello everyone! I've been enjoying some R&R in Burien Washington, a suburb of Seattle, waiting for my son Arian to arrive on the plane so he can join the adventure. I managed to find him a cool TREK bike, similar to mine, on Craigslist and the guy who was selling it delivered it to me at Araya's Vegetarian Thai restaurant in the University District, how cool is that? Astrologer Kriss Shellman and I have been hanging out having amazing conversations and cooking great food shared with her craftsman husband Jon. I've been working on getting caught up on charts at local coffee and tea shops.
Anyway, while I was enjoying some down time I wanted to tell you about my friend Ram Dev, a fellow seeker and traveler, who sold everything and went off to India, Thailand, and Nepal on his own unique journey of locational independence. I met him online when I was preparing for my own spiritual quest and he was traveling in India and having some amazing experiences. At one point he had encountered so much suffering, like a mother who lived with her children on a sidewalk and the whole family spent the day begging, that his heart was moved to do something about it, to improve the world in some small way. He eventually contacted all his fellow web/blog peeps and asked the one's he respected to write three things we do everyday that helps to improve the world or add quality to our lives. He also asked us to forward the request to other spiritual folks who might like to participate, and so I sent it to my good friend Peter Roth, the astrologer, web designer, computer programmer, and chi gung healer from Seattle. So Peter and I both sent contributions to the FREE e-book entitled Small Ways to Make a Big Difference, organized by Raam Dev and authored by people who care. I'm proud to be in the same book with my spiritual brother Peter, Raam Dev, as well as all these great contributors.
In the end, Raam spent three painstaking but amazing weeks in a cafe in Asia putting together our collective responses and now you can download it for free right here! Enjoy the heck out of it!