Authenticity | Michelle Zarrin

September 15, 2014 3:50 PM

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Authenticity | Michelle Zarrin

I recently spent a few days volunteering with a woman from France. During the time we were together, we got to know one another. Her presence immediately intrigued me. Through casual conversation, I learned she had left behind a prestigious job with a comfortable salary because she was seeking more satisfaction from life. With a deep desire to explore the world, encounter as many cultures as possible and be a part of humanity outside the borders of her home country, she made the choice to leave the confines of familiarity. So she quit her job and set out to replenish her soul by exploring the world. I met her one and a half years into her journey, after she had already traveled several continents.

What drew me to her was her courage to leave the habitual ordinary and embark on a path of extraordinary. In each country, she found opportunities to volunteer, immersing herself into the needs of the moment. She remained present with each endeavor, simultaneously remaining open to growth. This trai...

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