Did You Know ... [About Audrey!]

Posted by Bijan Khazai on May 29, 2019
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Last month, I finished my Laddership Circle with 17 others from around the globe. Julia, from Austria was one of them, and she mentioned all the goodness emerging, so I went to visit from Germany.

Naturally, we all had one major topic in common: Audrey! It is her graceful holding of Laddership Circle that transformed so many of our lives, including ours.

Fortunately for me, Julia sent me this smuggled copy of tidbits below, and I've been feasting on it ever since! I loved the story of the walk from  Santa Clara to Berkeley, the simplicity of it, and the courage. And wow! the decade-long sacred pause. I really enjoyed her interview on Laddership; much to learn from that. It's easy to imagine Audrey's beautiful beaming smile in front of my eyes!

Here it is the Aweeedreeee inspiration for all of you to enjoy as well ... 
 

Did you know that Audrey went on a mini walking pilgrimage? What most may need thousands of miles to learn, she picked up in just a few days! (If you read the comments on the story, you'll see how someone offered her a job just after reading about her!)

Did you know that Audrey has done a TedX talk?
 
Did you know Audrey toured with a rap star, to spread kindness among youth?

Did you know what Audrey's Awakin Call interview was titled? 'Invisible Kindness' of course.

Did you know that Audrey was giving talks, way back when Nipun had hair on his head?

Did you know that just as Audrey tells others stories, there's many hidden gems from her own life? 

Did you know that Audrey has given a talk on Laddership
And a radio show too!

Did you know that her blog post on 'Love's Business Plan' recently inspired many to embrace the gift economy? 
 
Did you know about Audrey's heart at the age of three?

  
Here's Julia, Nipun and I meeting for the first time last week ...


I'll also take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all of you in ServiceSpace.

Back in 2013, I was praying for guidance from the Universe. While training for a marathon, I remember stopping halfway to sit on a bench. I opened my heart as wide as I could and prayed that God use me and let me serve. But it took me time to get ready. I left my university career to do a successful startup, but that prayer from six years ago never left my heart. I picked up the Sufi Journal last year, and read an interview that spoke about ServiceSpace -- 'Best place to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.' Wow! I had heard this so many times before. But now it made my heart sing. I joined the Laddership circle, that just ended last month.  Thanks to Julia, I made it to Vienna for the in-person Laddership retreat -- and the now the ripples seem unstoppable.



The universe is tuning my heart to vibrate stronger to the values that we share and unite us as One. I don’t have words to express my deepest gratitude for this tribe called ServiceSpace!

My heart is filled with so much love and all I want to do is to pass it on.

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Comments (3)

  • Kristin wrote ...

    Yesss, Audrey is awesome! Thank you for this. I love the heart story. The power of unconditional love...

  • Nipun Mehta wrote ...

    Bijan, great to learn more about your journey! And I bet we all have more Audrey stories and links to contribute. :)

  • Audrey Lin wrote ...

    Bijan, such a gift to learn more backstory to your journey and prayer to be of service. :) We're so honored to have crossed paths with you, and look forward to more opportunities to serve together soon! And those links are some crazy detective work! But what we really need are more Bijan stories -- I mean, there's your TedX Talk, in addition to tons of disaster relief research you've spearheaded, and I very much look forward to hearing more about the ways in which you're so courageously leading with love! Like this insightful reflection you recently shared: "So here is where I sit with scale today. I find in a deep inquiry it’s important to start with the fundamentals. On scale again, I ask the big question: Who am I and Why am I here? Is my life purpose to [...] See full comment.
    Bijan, such a gift to learn more backstory to your journey and prayer to be of service. :) We're so honored to have crossed paths with you, and look forward to more opportunities to serve together soon! And those links are some crazy detective work! But what we really need are more Bijan stories -- I mean, there's your TedX Talk, in addition to tons of disaster relief research you've spearheaded, and I very much look forward to hearing more about the ways in which you're so courageously leading with love! Like this insightful reflection you recently shared:

    "So here is where I sit with scale today. I find in a deep inquiry it’s important to start with the fundamentals. On scale again, I ask the big question: Who am I and Why am I here? Is my life purpose to make the world safer from disasters? As noble of a goal as that maybe, it doesn’t ring true to me. If I get too attached to that, it will only serve my ego, another layer of identity. For whatever reason, I have build the skillsets I have, but the intention is to be most useful with what has been given to me... In the end-- and despite my actions-- it's not up to me and I am okay with both. But I am not willing to sacrifice the intention that brought me to serve for anything forced or contrived that might help me scale. And I deeply trust that if I put one foot after another with that intention, scale will happen, either inward or outward or both."   Hide full comment.