I still find it a bit magical that the Internet can connect us to like-minded people from all over the world, people we wouldn't have the opportunity to meet otherwise.
For instance, I recall a number of years ago being contacted by a Russian fellow - a professional engineer - who subscribed to my ezine. He told me about the difficulties of daily life in Russia (such as waiting 3 months to get your paycheck), and the hopes and dreams of his family to emigrate to Canada.
Over the years, through my website and ezine subscribers, I've connected with people from numerous countries spread out over several continents. Lately I have been in email contact with a gentleman from Romania, Eduard Diaconu, who found a link to my website.
Eduard Diaconu heads a small group of students in Romania who have formed a research and study group to focus on spiritual evolution, . They managed, with difficulty, to work around governmental restrictions to open up a public library so that others could have access to materials outside of the country's prescribed orthodoxy. They desire to provide a place for fellow seekers who desire enlightenment, inner peace, and spiritual growth.
Eduard contacted me simply to say that he was touched by my vision for the human spirit, and to relay the efforts of his group to move in similar steps of spiritual evolvement.
I clicked on his website link to check out his group. I realized after visiting his site that I take so many of my freedoms as a US citizen for granted, particularly the freedom to worship as I please, and to have access to material on any spiritual tradition I choose to study.
I found myself impressed with the efforts of this small group to be a part of global transformation. I emailed Eduard back and asked him if he would be interested in donations of spiritual books to the group's library. (They do accept English books.) He was most appreciative of my offer.
I sent off a small package of books several days ago. I invite you to consider this as a possibility, if it resonates for you, after you check out their site. Here is a mailing tip, if you use the Post Office to ship your package out, as I did. Romania does not participate in the Global Priority mail, but you can send it Global Express. I sent a 3.5 pound pkg. via Global Express. It costs me $4.00 more than regular air, and about $8.00 more than freight (which takes 4-6 weeks).
Eduard's most recent email conveyed deep gratitude for my support for their efforts. He conveyed that the group felt very touched at a heart level that people care, even though an ocean separates us.
Those of us with abundant blessings are called to pass them along to others. This turned out to be one of those times for me.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
~ Henry Drummond
1851-1897, Scientist, Evangelist and Author