Mexican traditional folk music sang by Costa Ricans in Costa Rica, for a group of teachers from all over the world? I think this stands the test of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture.
Here they are singing a song for our Chilean friends. They had a song for almost all the countries represented at the Costa Rican centre that day: Chile, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico (of course), Guatemala, Panama, Peru and even the USA. I think Poland and Canada were the only ones they weren’t prepared for. Maybe next year!
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
I feel grateful that I had the opportunity to spend three days at the Finca Luna Nueva Ecolodge. This is where my awe of Costa Rica’s diverse and dynamic nature began. Such feelings will bubble up in Costa Rica, especially if you take the time to venture into the lush green jungle. I hope the pictures below will inspire a bit of that awe. I took the pictures below during the Luna Nueva farm tour. To read more about this biodynamic farm, click here.
I went to a new friend’s house today — or an old friend depending on how you look at life. These sweet baby chicks, strong and wise, were born on her farm yesterday. It is clear why I chose these pictures, along with her soul grounding heart rocks, for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Love.
Being at her home reminded me of what Thich Nhat Hanh says:
” Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
“I’m so lucky to see this.” A fleeting moment of awe and inspiration. At this moment, everyone on the airplane went beyond their usual visual limitations, and saw Costa Rica from such a generous perspective. I feel grateful to have been able to see the country from this point of view.