Follow our fascinating and inspiring conversation with the founder of a great non-profit. We explore the relationship between service, life purpose, community outreach, creating visionary projects, and the simple-yet-deep ways that we can make a change on the planet by engaging with indigenous communities in the Andes. This inspiring interview is not to be missed.
What has not changed since the time of our first interview was Sanan’s heartfelt devotion to his life’s work, his enthusiasm, his visionary stance of always taking the high road towards making change at a personal level which embraces interconnection and community building.
The following audio clips come from this discussion.
“We don’t really realize the levels of conditioning we have until we’re out of that bubble…. Four and half years might seem like a long time but it’s been just a short time for me. And it’s been one that’s just broken my heart wide open and given me the opportunity to let go of patterns I had when I left the States that, I didn’t even realized I had. And so being here in the simpliness of the village is so refreshing.”
“They’ve never forgotten who they are. As simple, and rudimentary, and primal their life is, it’s beautiful, it’s connected with the earth, they have never lost that connection. Westerners, for the most part have never had that connection. So we’re coming from opposite polarities.”
“In the second half [of the day]will be basically Andean music, and culture, and art, bringing in the grandmas and grandpas who still remember the old ways and the tradition… and listen to [them]teach the remainders of the tradition that they have, and film it, so we have it and teach the children so they have it.”
“Through all of my searching and seeking and crying and breaking down and studying and really wanting to know. This precious life that we have… what is it really? How can we seize our moments here our precious moments here, and really enter into something greater than ourselves?”
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