Dalai Lama Honors ServiceSpaceIn late February, Dalai Lama awarded Nipun with an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", award and he graciously received it on behalf of ServiceSpace. Read More »
Seven Emergent Questions From India TripMultiple events practically everyday, across diverse communities -- sharing stories in fronts of many thousands, sitting in dozens of Awakin Circles in living rooms of kindred friends, cultivating many-to-many networks in 10+ retreats across India, and nurturing umpteen transformation-driven projects. None of it was planned. Read More »
Casa de Paz: House of PeaceAn inspiring video about Casa de Paz, which was recently honored by the Pollination Project. Read More »
SilenceExperiencing the magic that can happen within silence. Read More »
The Middle is the PathRagu reflects deeply on the principles of the ServiceSpace eco-system and its implication on design. Read More »
Recent Blog Posts
How A Yellow Car Saved Me Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 22 2016 When a little yellow car drove into Toni Powells life, she had no idea how much it would alter her ability to handle stress and worry. This funny true story tells of a moment of epiphany in a suburban street and offers a memorable tool that anyone can use to help make their life calmer. [Full Story]
"Man Has Lost The Capacity To ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Aug 21 2016 "Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth." - Albert Schweitzer.
Well, I Gave Myself A Really ... Posted by Rhonda Fried, Aug 21 2016 Well, i gave myself a really great treat this weekend. After hearing about the Yukon, Oklahoma Police department attending the birthday party of the little boy with Autism, it made me so happy that I used Amazon and sent them a big organic fruit and nut gift! I like the thought of all the positive attention they will get for doing something good, and the hope that this kind of act, and news story, will catch on! www.truelovebreakingthecycleoffailedrelationships.com ; this weeks post: Dharma, Find your purpose
Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation Posted by Awakin, Aug 21 2016 This week's Awakin reading is by Miki Kashtan titled 'Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation': When Yannai, my sister Inbal’s son, was three and a half, his grandparents were visiting and were staying in the downstairs room. At about 8am the next morning Yannai started banging a pole on the floor upstairs. There ensued the following dialogue: Inbal: “Seeing you banging on the floor, I am worried about our guests. I would like them to be able to rest as long as they wanted. Would you be willing to stop banging or to bang on the couch?” Yannai: “I don't want to, but I'm willing.” I: “How come you don't want to?” Y: “Because it's not waking me up!” I: “So how come you're willing?” Y: “Because I want to consider you.” He then put down the pole, without any of the sense of resentment and anger that people often exude when they are doing something against their will. Inbal expressed her gratitude to her son for meeting her need for cooperation, ... [Read more]
10 Tips For Effective Communication Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 21 2016 In this article, Liz Kingsnorth explores the ways we can improve our relationships with others at home, at work and with friends, by improving the way we communicate. Kingsnorth offers ten tips to keep in mind to communicate non-violently when engaging with the world, which include simple actionable steps like listening more than speaking, to more complex ideas exploring empathy and non-verbal communication -- all the while providing concrete examples that we can relate to and apply in our daily lives. [Full Story]
Maitri Tune By Michael W Smith Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Aug 21 2016 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Michael W Smith: Open The Eyes Of My Heart.
Weekly Tidbits Posted by ServiceSpace , Aug 20 2016 Few kindness stories from LA trip that you may not have caught ... Bonnie on Stella's footprints to Marc's birthday gift on the streets to Pete's 4th graders, Olivia's kindness in Syria, Pancho's silent moment at a Church, Becky's moment on a plane. And Peter, Kalpana, Reshma, Sharon, Rekha and Jean are all set to host the next Awakin Pasadena Circle on Oct 29th. :) Viral and Pavi's conversation is now on Parabola site. :) On that note, 800 likes on an excerpt by Tracy on Facebook. Our summer intern from last year (now a KindSpring editor), Priya, is hosting a class at UC Berkeley -- she's excited to receive applications for 3x capacity! The course is called Happiness Advantage, and will feature four 21-day challenges. :) In India, we completed yet another Moved by Love retreat few days back (see blog here). On a unrelated note, Adam is spreading ripples to Jaipur Rugs. Mish and Mindy's favorite Smile Card story of the month just ... Read Full Story
"The Purpose Of Life Is A ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Aug 20 2016 "The purpose of life is a life of purpose." - Robert Byrne.
When The Boss Flunked Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 20 2016 "Bob stood up and read his evaluation out loud. It was not pretty. There were lots of problems and weaknesses that his team had identified. He had basically flunked. As the 100 top leaders sat there, listening to Bob read his report, the place was absolutely quiet." This article shares the riveting story of what happened when the leader of a successful company failed his 360 degree evaluation. It just might change your ideas of what true power really is. [Full Story]
Cubs: Fixed V. Growth Mindset Posted by Trishna Shah, Aug 20 2016 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on Fixed v. Growth Mindset. Take a look."The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size." --Albert Einstein