Finding Your Very Own ‘Calcutta’.

Via on Apr 19, 2013

Village Girl, Jaipur, India, 1982

“There is no they, only us. We’re part of the same fellowship called ‘the human race.’ We all hurt the same. We all love the same. We all bleed the same. We all need understanding and care.” – James Jennings

In the hours, days and perhaps even weeks following this most horrific tragedy—you may find yourself, like many others, inspired to help make a much greater change.

But, as you flip through the channels and see this great mess—you may be wondering ‘just, where is it that I might begin?’

Great tragedy has the ability to tumble us over, much like a great wave pummeling us towards the ocean’s floor. But, always…there will be a ‘break’ to that wave, and an opportunity for us to rise up, once more.

And, we will rise up once again—because, that’s what we humans always do.

We are resilient of spirit, and strongest of will—and no matter what, our hearts will carry us always through.

And though, we may feel a bit disoriented at first…rest assured, in time, we’ll know just exactly what to do.

“Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are—in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society—completely forgotten, completely left alone.” Mother Teresa

We have all have been blessed with this immeasurable power, that of compassion and of choice.

Calcutta is everywhere and all around, when you finally open your eyes to see—and finding it…is all up to you.

Bonus Video: Where to Find Calcutta.

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Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered (or, at the very least, mostly not-uncovered.) When she’s not writing, you can find her walking in the woods and sometimes changing the way we look at things, one simple moment at a time. You can contact her at via her website Mindfully Musing or, take one second to "LIKE" her on Facebook at Tara's Facebook Page. Or email her directly at tara@taralemieux.com. All roads will lead to one home, and rest assured she (and Nudnick, the wonder dog) would LOVE to hear from you.

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