Be The Change You Want To See In The World

By Patrick Harrington

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

This photo is from our kids’ jungle school. They are teaching these lessons early, giving us hope for the future!

Cameron and I just completed leading our 5th “LLOYD” retreat here in Costa Rica. For 5 of the last 6 years, we have supported people to create massive change in their lives through a process known as LLOYD-ing; Live the Life Of Your Dreams. It is an audacious, week-long process that supports an individual in looking deeply into their reflection and answering the question, “Am I willing to let die the parts of me that are ready?”

Well, are you?

It’s a question that I think is more relevant than ever for each of us and how we do life as a country.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

How do we do this? 

“Being the change”, happens one person at a time, each choosing to make the very best of each moment, in whatever way they can. Link enough of these moments together, and you holistically create a life full of meaning and service.

I have seen it. I feel it myself, in my family, and in our community.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Cameron and I have asked ourselves, “What parts of us are ready to die so that we can truly live?”.

I encourage you to die a little bit every day a little bit from the parts of yourself that you are ready to let go of.

Be bold, my friends. The world is ready for you to bring your highest offerings and bring your most courageous self to this game of life every blessed day.

All people essentially desire the same things, love, compassion, and acceptance. Each of us can choose to be the source of these offerings. Offer them in your home and workplace, to people on the street, and most importantly, offer them to yourself.


“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Now is our time.