For Day 4 of the Giving Games, we are humbled to pass the Compassion Torch from Play for Peace to Nimo Patel’s Empty Hands Music. Empty Hands Music is not your everyday organization, and its founder, Nimo, is not your everyday founder. If you haven’t heard of Nimo Patel, lean in with us, because his story, like his spirit, is one of a kind.
Nimo went from an Ivy League education to a career on Wall Street, to fame and fortunate as a Rap star on MTV. It’s a life that too many believe leads to one’s happiness. Nimo realized it wasn’t such a path, far from it. And so he dedicated himself to step away from a path of suffering toward a path of compassion and service for others. For the past five years, Nimo has been living in Gandhi’s Ashram in India serving and working alongside underprivileged communities to fulfill this purpose.
But then Nimo felt the calling to reconnect with his musical roots once again, and this time he was committed to offering his gift through the spirit of love, peace, and oneness. This offering he has named “Empty Hands Music.” Nimo chose the title ‘Empty Hands’, he says, “because of the profound wisdom we all can gain when we understand this deeper truth: that we arrive on this planet empty handed and we will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?”
Watch the backstory with Nimo
The Empty Hands album by Nimo is a free gift to the world. You can download the full 10-track labor-of-love here for free! Allow the songs of love to embrace your heart, mind and soul!
Nemo is clearly a Champion of Compassion, and a humble one at that. Thank you for being a conduit of generosity of compassion through your service and gifts.