Bloom Where You Are Planted Posted by Trupti Pandya, May 15 2021 I have been working at a government shelter home for women for a few years. Some of them were children when they came here. Their parents, guardians, or a cop dropped them at the shelter home, as there was no one to take care of them. While some are waiting for a hearing from the court, there are others who are on the mental health spectrum. With a history of difficult life circumstances and staying in a place like this, that is hardbound with barbed wire fences, high walls, and rules, life/existence can feel purposeless and powerless. In the Devotion and Purpose Pod, I went through an inner churning process with all the daily prompts and reflection, which helped me crystalize my personal value and refine my purpose in my being and doing. I was inspired to hold space in the shelter home, in the same way, space was held for ... Read Full Story
Karuna News: From Sawdust To Store Signs Posted by KarunaVirus , May 12 2021 Newest issue of our newsletter is out! As our world faces burning challenges, our individual capacities can feel insignificant in the face of overwhelming grief and loss, insecurity and fear, polarization and uncertainties plaguing our world today. Yet what we often overlook are the small, often invisible, nonsensational gestures of care that glue our lives together. Mark Twain once wrote: "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." Every kind word, listening ear, and sincere offering that sees the light of day strengthens the fabric of our ways of being, and the resilience of our shared humanity. From sawdust to store signs, this week's sampling of stories mirror the seeds of strength imbued in each and every form of kindness. No two acts of care look the same, and none are ever wasted. Read the full newsletter here ...
Emeran Mayer: Tapping Into The Wisdom Of The Gut Posted by Cynthia Li, May 12 2021 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Emeran Mayer: Tapping Into The Wisdom Of The Gut Reflection questions: Have you ever followed your “gut feeling” with a critical decision, despite the concrete information pointing you the other way? How does your gut feeling differ in quality from your thinking mind?
Healing, Naturally. Posted by Nisha Srinivasan, May 07 2021 In times of much suffering in India, where I live, thought of sharing this write up about how one can integrate natural health practices, and synchronize with Nature to navigate acute conditions, like many of our friends and family have chosen to.
London Update: May 2021 Posted by Trishna Shah, May 07 2021 May 2021 - London Update As the UK prepares for the next phase of "re-opening" and the spring sun shines down, we are reminded that even the coldest of winters and the darkest of years, too, shall pass and that change is the only constant. We hope you and yours are well and healthy and look forward to seeing you for in-person gatherings later this year when it's safe to resume them! In the mean time, as always, you're invited to join a collection of virtual gatherings offered here below -- hope to see you at one of them soon. Awakin Circles: May 12, 19, 25 Each month, you're invited to join virtual Awakin Circles on Zoom, where we meditate and follow this up with a circle of sharing based on a reading. Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00pm (hosted by Ani) Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30pm (hosted by Mita) Tuesday, May 25 at 7:45pm (hosted by ... Read Full Story
KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Hope In Hard Posted by Guri Mehta, May 06 2021 The latest issue of 'Spotlight on Kindness' weekly newsletter is themed: Spotlight On Kindness: Hope In Hard Times.Editor's Note: For the past year, the pandemic has taught us many lessons, including how little control we have over our lives. What helped us grow through it has been our ability to adapt to the changing environment. While covid-19 is improving in some countries, unfortunately, the struggle worsens in others. What remains constant is the strength of people's ability to come together and try to lift each other up. This week's stories highlight the spirit of those who rise to meet life's challenges and provide hope to others during hard times. --Guri