I'm joining Service Space because ... I want to create more community and lend a helping hand when I can.
A good day to me is when ... I can maintain my awareness
My hero in life is ...Albert Einstien, Pavi Mehta
My favorite book is ...The Third Jesus
One thing I'm grateful for is ... That I have been afforded the opportunity to wake up, to some degree.
Sep 09, 2016, 8 comments, 14 smiles [In the circle, I had mentioned how I was moved by Radha's share -- and that she should write more. To help her get started, :) below is a transcription of her share.] When I first read this week's passage by Krishnamurti, my initial reaction was rebellion. What is he saying? Why shouldn't inner motivation be expressed in outer manifestations? Then, as I thought more and more about it, mostly from a point of view of a spiritual quest, I felt he was really cautioning us to watch what our true motivations are as we go through our spiritual quest. I feel like he is almost telling us, "Look there is a trap, be careful." A trap of vanity of holiness, vanity of goodness being good, vanity of being on a spiritual path. J. Krishnamurti, as typically does for me, very methodically takes away all the supports that you have built for ... Read Full Story
Aug 22, 2015, 9 comments, 17 smiles For the last week or so, I have been shuttling back and forth to San Francisco, as my Dad has been in the Intensive Care Unit now for several days. I am so blown away by the nurses who work here... by the caring and kindness that they display when taking care of the patients. I met a few that I talked to at length, and I was in awe of their generosity of spirit and taking care of the sick as if they were their own child. My Dad is 88, but they were treating his as if he were a small child who needed Mommy.... Their "donation" of kindness, heart, sweetness and caring, was definitely above and beyond the call of duty. If you pray, please hold my Dad in your prayers.... His name is Chani Sandhu. Thank you for the beautiful space that is Service Space. And God Bless the Nurses! H
Jul 30, 2015, 8 smiles Xiao was very kind to share the beautiful poem by Lao Tzu, that she shared in the circle yesterday. Here it is, for all to enjoy: "In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone." "The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao." "The Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn't possess, acts but doesn't expect. When her work is done, she forgets it. This is why it lasts forever." "Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place."
Jul 19, 2015, 3 smiles Two Stories.... FIRST STORY. Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. He had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good. In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago City block. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him. Eddie did have one ... Read Full Story
Jul 16, 2015, 1 comments, 3 smiles Geelâs ancient community cares for the mentally ill â Mike Jay â Aeon For centuries, a little town in Belgium has been treating the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful?
Jul 05, 2015, 2 smiles Sent a Thank you note to Lori Portka, creator of "100 Thank You's": Her Response: Dearest Harprett, This is the sweetest email. I am so grateful to you for writing to me and sharing such kindness. Thank you thank you..from the bottom of my heart. I would love to hug you if I was in the bay area. Sending much love, Lori Dear Lori, I just watched the video on you on KarmaTube. What a great message and story. I am so moved by your story and journey… If you were in the San Francisco Bay Area, I would come over and huuuggggg you… I too have had a interesting story where I was set to leave the world, but seems like I decided to come back. Thank you being in this world.. We need lovely people like you to help the rest of us remember gratitude more. I also attempt to practice that all day long. Your art is ... Read Full Story
Jul 04, 2015, 1 smiles Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Really makes me think of gratitude for where we are and what we are able to do in this country!!
May 05, 2015, 1 comments, 2 smiles An truly inspiring story of a "Maid in Kolkatta" ... Unbelievable where Life has Taken her Baby Halder, a school dropout who works as a domestic helper, is an accomplished author whose work has been translated into 24 languages. SNM Abdi meets the unassuming literary star. It’s 11pm and Baby Halder’s day is just winding down. Dressed in a blue-and-white salwar kameez, the 39-year-old domestic helper finishes washing a pile of dishes, then mops the floor and turns off the kitchen lights before retiring to her small one-room flat on the terrace of her employer’s palatial, well-appointed house in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of India’s capital, Delhi. But she is not yet ready for bed. Even though it’s late and she has to start work at 6am, Baby fishes out a notebook from the desk and begins to write. “It’s become a habit now,” she smiles. “I’ve got to write at least a few pages ... Read Full Story