At some point, I have to take a step back from examining the discrepancies that have filled my head throughout my service and instead, just be grateful for the opportunity to meet and work with people I wouldn’t otherwise encounter. For that, I owe a great deal of gratitude to the people of Nicaragua, who accept us into their homes on a daily basis, as well as to the American people whose tax dollars sent us to work here. I had traveled a fair amount before working in Nicaragua, but I had never been introduced to the world quite like this.
This August, we are excited to introduce everyone to the newest member of our ever-expanding network and share the updates of our older members.
The last Wednesday of every month is dedicated to showcasing the incredible work that these organizations do in the name of social impact! See what each organization is up to, and reach out to them to lend your support.
The program occurs in the context of a shared group within which to practice the ways of being – empathy, awareness, ethical travel, conscious consumption, mindful presence with limited technology – that are the foundation of Pacific Discovery’s vision.
When we see images of suffering around the world, our first instincts are to help. But sometimes, we need to stop for a while and do nothing.
Too often, we lose sight of the good that we are trying to do, because we lack the time and space to think about it. We also lack empathy.
When an Everyday Ambassador is faced with a difficult issue, whether that issue is at home or abroad, they need empathy to truly and genuinely understand the problem, they need the focus to come up with a realistic solution and/or idea towards a solution, the patience to see it through even if the going is slow, and, finally, they need the humility to know that they probably won’t be the magical knight riding in to save the day and to know that there’s always something to learn, even in seemingly problematic situations.