Shakespeare Said ''We Know What We ... Posted by mantasha hashmi, Sep 18 2017 shakespeare said ''We know what we are,but know not what we may be''
Getting To Poland :) Posted by khushmita Sanghvi, Sep 18 2017 They say that joy is in the journey, and I would add that wisdom is in the journey too. Last year, at Gandhi 3.0 retreat, Sheetal met Rev. Heng Sure for the first time. He shared an unexpected 10 minute car ride with him, which ended up being deeply transformative for him. Since then, he has been doing a bow every morning. He wrote to him: "Your 10 minute dharma talk really lit a light bulb in me. If I remember correctly, you mentioned that bowing is about emptying the mind and purifying the heart. It is akin to opening and emptying the Pandora's box of emotions. I am glad you shared this as often times after a spiritual practice, I end up feeling worse off instead of blissful. Now all I need to do is "Sweep Clean" the inner junk. I've also been playing the anti-greed mantra aka I-Have-Enough on ... Read Full Story
Last Week I Was In The ... Posted by Colleen Choi, Sep 17 2017 Last week I was in the Black Hills, South Dakota for the Black Hills Unity concert. Before going to the event, we went to visit Cheryl Angel, my Lakota elder's, prayer horses. These horses live free, they have never been ridden on because they are only for prayer. I was the first one to arrive, so I walked over and sat down far away from them, just watching and being. After a while, I got up to move closer. One by one all 9 horses walked over and circled around me like a group hug. It felt incredible! I started to tear. They were so gentle. The little baby horses were cautious, standing behind their mamas. I stood in that circle for what felt like eternity. Once I pulled out my cell phone to take a video, they started to spread away. They could feel my presence dwindle a little ... Read Full Story
Laddership News: Laddership News: Intuition, Creativity Posted by Jane Murray, Sep 17 2017 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. Alfred Tolle and Melissa Stephens bring us their stories from different sides of the world. In sharing their perspectives with depth and humour they remind us that laddership may take many forms but its spirit - service - is always the same.
Moments Of Sharing And Deep Lessons With "strangers" Posted by Maria Jain, Sep 16 2017 Dear Servicespace family, here's a little story I wanted to share with you. About a month ago, I moved from Helsinki to New York City and recently, two places in particular have been landscapes of meaningful encounters for me. The first one is a bench here in our neighborhood, under a concrete ledge of a building that houses a post office and a grocery store, and looks towards a small park and apartment buildings and behind them, the great flow of the East River. The second landscape is a Midtown Manhattan rooftop, in the hem of the Empire State Building herself. As I walked one day in landscape #1, I was wished a blessed day by a man who sat there, in his hand a paper cup with some change in it. I smiled at him, took steps forward, then had the feeling that I should turn back. "Hey, how you doing, what ... Read Full Story
Ladder 2 Ladder: A Conversation W/ Neerad Posted by Nicole Huguenin, Sep 16 2017 Few months back I reached out to fellow Laddership Circle alum Neerad for a face-to-face conversations around a few simple questions such as, "when was the last time your were laddered?". True to form, the conversation emerged into many stories touching on Laddership themes like holding space, paying-it-forward, and community. The video and transcript are below. I have a feeling many will be touched by this conversation as much as I was. Thank you to Neerad for the late night call and to Niki Flow for transcribing it. Nicole: One of many reasons why I wanted to connect -- one of many -- is I was so inspired by the one-on-one calls we did as part of our Laddership Circles. Those one-on-one calls were originally your idea, and I was thinking that you could maybe talk a little bit about how that came about for you. Neerad: Absolutely. Absolutely. Nicole: Then I just ... Read Full Story
It's Always So Nice To Receive ... Posted by Mia Tagano, Sep 15 2017 It's always so nice to receive heart felt messages of appreciation. This one is directed to DailyGood but really it is for us all :) "Dear Daily Good folks, I have been receiving your daily emails for quite some time now. The last few months I have been going through some challenging times with family relationships and my need to recognize behaviors of mine that have been damaging and unhealthy. Several weeks ago I began a practice of reading your DailyGood emails every day (something I had not done consistently in the past) and have been amazed at how exactly they were saying things I needed to hear at that moment in time. Today's was so "spot on" that it made me stop and reflect on how incredibly supportive and healing your emails have been through this painful time. And the fact that you don't even know that! So I want to take ... Read Full Story
Be The Broom To Be The Change ! Posted by Kishan Laddha, Sep 15 2017 Ishwarbhai used to share recipe of a wonderful parenthood - "father's resolve (Dridhta) and mother's compassionate love (Mamta) ", shared Vasudhabaa, mother of Jayesh bhai and noble life companion of Ishwar dada on remembering him on his birth anniversary on 13 Sep. On birth anniversary of Ishwardada, 250 family members from across eco system got together in the spirit of giving tribute to him. At 9 AM in the morning, elders of the family such as Vasudha baa, Ajeet Dada, Maffat Dada, Kanchan Dada and Dhiru Mama (all 72+ years) were requested to share their learning and reflections from Ishwarbhai. Sharing a glimpse of the nuggets of wisdom showered on us: Vasudha Baa I studied and grew up in Mumbai, for me accommodating in a village was not an easy task. In the beginning it was even more difficult for me to make peace with toilets, in every conversation Ishwarbhai will bring in ... Read Full Story
Absolute And Relative Realities Posted by Anuj Pandey, Sep 14 2017 [A particularly poignant reflection from last night's rich Awakin Circle -- by none other than Yaniv! :)] I was thinking how the origin of this teaching on emptiness arose at a time when perhaps there was too much of an emphasis on external forms, gods, rituals and so on. Emptiness became a counterbalance. In that sense, another equally valid way of saying that everything is empty is saying that everything is God. And that also has its own trappings. That got me thinking if there is another way to frame this. In the juxtaposition between the absolute and the relative, what's another way of how we can describe the absolute without relative-izing it? We can say that absolute is what is always true, and relative is what is sometimes true and sometimes not. The absolute is what always Is and the relative is what is sometimes. One of the trappings we keep making in our ... Read Full Story
Anil Ananthaswamy: Explorations In The Edge Of Self Posted by Preeta Bansal, Sep 14 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Anil Ananthaswamy: Explorations In The Edge Of SelfReflection questions: Our guest this week is an award-winning science writer who uses neuroscience to examine the nature of the self. How do you think about the content and boundaries of your "self" -- is it physical, or social, or narrative (based on a story of your sense of self)?
Back-to-School Acts Of Kindness Day! Posted by Trishna Shah, Sep 13 2017 Like most kids in London, our girls were so excited about starting a new school year last week, seeing old friends, making new ones and continuing to develop a love for learning and growing. Summer Wish List: Acts of Kindness Day Tops the Charts! At the start of the summer break, I had made a wish list with my daughters, who are 6 and 4, of all the different types of things they would like to spend time doing during their holidays. Of course the list was longer than what we were ever going to have time for, but it was so nice to give them a chance to express their wishes, as the school year can often lack space for creativity and openness. One of the items on the top of Sareena's wish list was to have an acts of kindness day! A couple of years ago, she had joined a bunch ... Read Full Story