During our latest adventure to Costa Rica, I had many moments to reflect. I spent time at the top of mountains looking over the clouds, I watched the sun set from high above the forest, I spent time at the beach walking, playing and staring at the ocean and in all of these moments I felt so small and insignificant.
Yes, I found the beauty in everything around me, appreciated it and took it all in. However, I still felt so small and insignificant against the beauty of the clouds and sunset and the power of the ocean. Where do I fit in this world and how can just one person make a difference?
As we spent time at Navina, our retreat centre home, in the South Pacific, we had time to learn from our host, tell stories and understand how each of us can play a significant role in our world and how nature can teach us how we as humans can exist together and thrive.
Drew was our host. He is a man living his dream and his passion. He has created a beautiful retreat centre in the rain forest, respecting the earth and all it gives us. He has transformed old farm land where cattle use to graze to a self sustaining retreat centre with gardens, fruit trees and flowers all around. His true passion has become stingless bees of Costa Rica. His passion lies in learning from them and helping to save them in our toxic world. One person making a positive difference. His plan is to not only create a safe place for the bees to thrive but to educate people based on the bees activities as to how we can all organize and work together for a common goal.
Drew then told us a story of someone near the retreat centre that was burning shrubs one day and almost set the jungle on fire with careless burning. One person having a negative impact. Thankfully people like Drew helped to get the fire under control and stop it from getting out of control. Look at Australia for example where majority of the fires there were human error.
The earth is a living breathing organism with millions of species that all need to work together to allow it to thrive. Some species are so small the human eye can’t see them but all of them are important in the synergy of nature and the future of our planet.
So where do we fit in?
At times we may feel small and insignificant but each of us plays a huge role in making our planet a little bit cleaner, healthier, happier and welcoming for all creatures to enjoy.
Educate yourself on what you can do daily to make a big difference in the world. Remember there are 7.8 billion people in the world. If we all do a little bit we will make a big difference.
- Reuse what you can
- Don’t use plastic unless you 100% have to
- Pick up litter
- Plant a tree
- Plant a garden
- Walk to the store when you can
- Smile a little more
- Find the good
- Share positive stories
- Take time in Nature
- And the list goes on
You are a big part, so be the positive light we need today. #BePositive #GiveBack