I'm joining Service Space because ... I feel people in this family are connected to my values. All of you are an inspiration for me. You are being the change and that supports me being it too!!
A good day to me is when ... There are a lot of smiles around me and stillness in my mind
My hero in life is ...Collective: The african Ubuntu, The japanese Moai, The south american Pachamama...
My favorite book is ...The Power of Now, Siddharta, Ebano...
One thing I'm grateful for is ... For breathing, for noble friends, for food and shelter :)
Feb 17, 2019, 1 comments, 5 smiles Lately it has been marvelous to see the plethora and warmth of stories, reflections, experiments in generosity and noble friendships that emerge from local and global communities and ecosystems! We can see the 4 shifts happening (consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, isolation to community, scarcity to abundance) and it’s a beautiful thing! Awakin Circles keep on and on in Burgos every week! And it’s because of volunteers like Arianna and Sylvia that we can make them possible! Now we are offering dinner every week and you can feel the magic of our interconnections growing! Every circle is a chant to collective wisdom and transformation like this one where we listened to few incredible kindness stories! And many of them inspired by what happens in and around awakin circles! It’s amazing to see how initiatives like the circles change the culture of a place without having anyone say: ‘this is the way ... Read Full Story
Jan 05, 2019, 21 smiles I'm part of an online course called 'Living in the Gift' with Charles Eisenstein, and one of the first sessions was with Nipun Mehta. :) It ended up being quite popular. Shared below with permission. :) Charles: This conversation was filmed at Nipun’s home in Berkeley, California, but we are just using the audio since the filming conditions were not ideal. Nipun is the founder of Service Space and, in my eyes, the godfather of the “random acts of kindness movement.” Although he would never say it, he is a man who walks his talk. I encourage you simply to take in his stories, as well as the content and tenor of our conversation, and let them work on you. Session 2.1: Conversation with Nipun Mehta Session 2.2: Follow-up to Conversation with Nipun Mehta Among the numerous follow-up stories, here was a sweet one by Jase McDonald ... Two evenings ago, I was cycling ... Read Full Story
Dec 26, 2018, 3 comments, 8 smiles As part of our Community Anchors mobious and dynamic process we have engaged in different conversations during last months! Labour of Love Values, Holding Space, Nurturing Ripples, Laddering Journeys, Engagement Spectrum… All of it and so much more! Few weeks ago we had the joy of spiraling up together in the wisdom of circles, in an amazing conversation with our inspired elder John Malloy. This was the first time we had a guest speaker in last month’s calls and it was truly delightful, deep and natural! Here you have some of the main insights and reflections from John and others. John dives into the wisdom of circles, the role of anchors and facilitators, the nature of human groups, different types of leadership… Almost everything John says gives for a ton of reflection. He is someone who says a lot even when he is silent; understanding, compassion, deep listening… we hope this ... Read Full Story
Nov 25, 2018, 1 comments, 13 smiles Yesterday our dear friend Liam was able to move to Casa de Paz in Villasur , near Burgos , a place where he is going to be in self-retreat for the next 5 - 6 months ! :) It's been amazing to witness so many causes and conditions emerge and come together slowly in the process of making this possible :) . Liam and I met 4 years ago when I was traveling with Nimo in his Empty Hands Pilgrimage in UK. We met in the most 'Bro-mantic' setting, on top of an amazing bridge near the Big Ben over the Thames, and more bromantically , giving hugs and little gifts to random people :). Something great was meant to come! :) Since then he has been such an amazing vibrational and more tangible support for all that has emerged in the part of the world we call Spain ! He was ... Read Full Story
Oct 08, 2018, 2 comments, 11 smiles I am driving the car and I see someone running with a torch! He looked like this: It took me a few minutes to turn around the car to talk to the runner , but I am glad I did! At first I thought, “Is that the Olympic Torch???” It was even better!! I was very moved when the runner told me about what he and others are doing! They are actually part of a movement that has been running with a torch for peace for more than 30 years! They call it Peace Run ! People from all over the world run with the torch in relays and they are able to cover thousands of kilometres in a matter of days, bringing with them the spirit of oneness, harmony and peace! Even Nelson Mandela or Mother Theresa have held that torch! Amazing! Quite a powerful syncronicity to meet these guys in ... Read Full Story
Oct 07, 2018, 7 comments, 22 smiles It has been a beautiful week last week in our area of the Planet! With the excuse of Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th birthday and Nimo’s visit to Burgos we organized a battery of events to spread love! So much emerged as we held multiple forms of holding :). Many of us feel this entire emergence has some deep roots we don’t totally understand, but here we are, in the middle of so much love! During these last days we have held Awakin Circles in couple of cities, a two day retreat with 25 people, an Empty Hands Music Gathering, a beautiful Heart March… and so much more happening between the happenings and on the sides of the happenings! Few puns emerged that help us describe our experiences of last days! We jokingly say that the coin we see more is coin-cidence, the new money we are trying to create is harmoney, the price ... Read Full Story
Aug 30, 2018, 1 comments, 11 smiles Vinoba Bhave said, "if you eat, then you are part of systems'. How right! In the path of inner transformation I sometimes forget of the importance of the systems I am part of... It's an undeniable part of our lives and realities. How does food come to our table? How do we move around? What are the processes involved in making and keeping the house I live in? As we are holding these conversations in the ecosystem, I wander, is there any interesting framework-theory-experiment you have found particularly relevant in the intersection of love and system design? I was very moved recently by an experience in Auroville and I also got in touch with the work of Barbara Max- Hubbard and her Wheel of Co-creation :). I also remember the Sarvodaya wheel that Vinoba created... Does anyone have a pic of it to add here?? Sending you all love!
Jul 05, 2018, 10 smiles My faith in the workings of generosity and inner transformation has increased manifold these last days! Few days ago it was a kitchen garden that manifested and now the altruistic magic of life has brought us the opportunity to serve through another home space! Last years I have been inspired by this little home located in Villasur de Herreros, a small village 25 kilometers away from Burgos. It reminded me of Vinoba’s Kutir in the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Both homes have same colors red and white, and similar humility and outstanding simplicity. I would walk by and feel good vibrations there :). I remember once we were walking by with Madhu and he felt similarly. He said something like: ‘People will come to this space to meditate and just be’. For these last years I haven’t seen anyone in the house and I was more in traveling mode, so I didn’t undertake research ... Read Full Story
Jun 15, 2018, 5 comments, 16 smiles "“In my opinion, if 100% of the people were farming it would be ideal." Masanobu Fukuoka Two days ago we were gifted a piece of land and we are making of it a Peace of Land or a Land of Peace :). Some friends in my village were not using this land and we asked them if it was possible for us to use it :). Thank you Jose and Marivi and Chari! This is kind of common in our village since there is already a culture of sharing land when you are not using it which is very nice. A small Bhoodan movement :) Miki, Irene and my parents did a great job preparing it and we can already see great beauty on the land. Farming can be such a labor of love too, I believe :). When we go there we want to stay more and it invites a lot to meditate, contemplate or read… I feel plants also will respond to this love, but no expectations hahaha just experimentations ;). And as Miki said, we have planted more so we can start chains of generosity and gift to others !!! So happy for this :) Come any time hahaha :)