Learning to Let Go – From the Road with the Society in Costa Rica

Beach Cleanup

Cleaning up Costa Rica's beaches.

One of the main themes that we practice at True Nature Education is the function and meaning of mindfulness.

We have found by subtly utilizing mindfulness in our programs our participants are able to have a more memorable, rewarding, and profound experience while traveling with us. Why is this? Because when we are mindful we are able to experience the moment more fully, and therefore can truly enjoy the fruits of our life. These “fruits” are especially rich and inspiring are especially rich and inspiring when traveling, on retreat, and learning new things, in a new place.

On the second day of our retreat, the National Society of Leadership and Success group members had a great discussion about using mindfulness in letting go of unnecessary elements and allowing room in our mind, body, and spirit for the incredible raw beauty that Costa Rica was shedding upon us in our journey through the country.

Beach Cleanup Post Group Shot

Post beach cleanup group shot!

Here's some reflection from Kathryn, from this discussion:

Have you ever thought about what you’d like to let go of in your life?
At 6:15 AM, I decided let go of the hate to make room for forgiveness.
Letting go was the theme of the Day 3 as we entered into the Second Stage of our Costa Rica Journey. I began my morning with yoga and ending my night listening to a young man’s beyond inspiring poetry. Today was another wonderfully full day, filled with cleaning up the beach, parasailing, and becoming one with the rain forest at Manuel Antonio National Park. Every day that I am here I learn more and more not only about the wilderness, but about the fascinating people who I am sharing this adventure with, and most of all, about myself. Today was a good day. Todo Bien. (“All good”). Pura Vida.
– Kathryn Hima, Western Connecticut State University, CT

 

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