These Humans Are the Light the World Needs

They are making gratitude, health, education, and connection the main pillars to build our future upon.

Vincent Van Patten


Photo by Ryan Franco on Unsplash

At about 9 am, I looked into the sky and noticed the moon was still visible and unusually massive as if it was hanging by strings attached to the heavens.

I thought to myself, how can we not believe in magic, a connection between our spirit and the universe, or even something more extraordinary when the moon floats over our daily lives?

It’s unfathomable to consider the greater system we’re a part of because most of the time, it’s utterly perplexing just being human. Worlds as complex as those above exist within each of us.

But there’s so much more to our existence; looking at the pale and barren moon is a beautiful reminder of this. We can break through the veil of our earthly domain and see something that’s a part of our world but not, akin to the human spirit.

The moon’s celestial energy takes me out of my own mind and makes me think more universally about the planet and the stars and how we’re connected as humans.

We have a purpose here that we must realize as a united planet. We must.

As I drove and watched the moon fade away with the rays of the rising sun, I listened to Vishen Lakhiani on The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson.

Vishen is one human being among many who have significantly impacted my life during this pandemic. He’s the founder of Mindvalley, the world’s leading personal growth platform, and author of books The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, and The Buddha and the Badass.

I became interested in him when one of my best friends and co-host of The Dare to Dream Podcast, Gregory Russell Benedikt recommended we listen to Vishen’s Six Phase Guided Meditation before recording. His meditation is on Youtube and free for all.

It focuses on compassion, gratitude, and purpose. It’s exactly what our world needs.

It’s time for a paradigm shift

On the podcast, Vishen said something that was incredibly impactful as I looked into the vastness of the solar system. He says:



Vincent Van Patten

Exploring what lights my soul on fire ❤️‍🔥 Living in Japan. For my writing, podcast, photography and more, check out