I'm joining Service Space because ... I am incredibly grateful and excited to have the opportunity to serve with inspirational souls.
A good day to me is when ... I laugh out loud joyfully with another person
My hero in life is ...My son
My favorite book is ...Love Poems from God
One thing I'm grateful for is ... A sense of humour
Jul 08, 2019, 4 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. As we enter the seventh month of 2019, we take this moment to pause and reflect on the beauty of small. David Bullón Patton brings us the power of noticing the small things, and Meghna Banker brings us the power of doing the small things.
May 20, 2019, 6 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. Reading Poonam's description of the recent evening with Arun Dada, I was struck by the connection between fearlessness and compassion. I had not seen it so clearly before, they are the masculine and the feminine principles of active love. To be compassionate we must be fearless, fearlessness allows for compassion to act. This month we hear about those two virtues from Poonam's story and from Tim Harrison's work on compassion.
Apr 21, 2019, 3 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. This month we have stories from different parts of the world: Vietnam and Spain. Both describe so eloquently of the transformative power of circles, binding hearts, minds and hands in gentle ripples across borders, whether internal or physical.
Mar 17, 2019, 4 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. Spring arrives quietly, without fanfare, and yet it is dramatically transformational of the winter landscape - external and internal. This month's stories remind us of the similar quiet power of helpfulness: it's such an ordinary word, hiding unimaginable power in it.
Jan 27, 2019, 7 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. It is said that a blessing occurs when grace meets preparation and this month's stories weave that truth beautifully. We have an eloquent study in sincere preparation from Jignasha and an account of grace as a tangible thing, a 'collage of living answers' from Audrey.
Jan 17, 2019, 3 comments, 13 smiles What a privilege to have had the opportunity to be on the current Education Laddership Circle's breakout call on Sunday with compassion educator and researcher, Timothy Harrison, talking about the science of compassion. That sentence can seem like an oxymoron at first hearing, but Tim was able to explain with great warmth and heart, why those two words must accompany each other as we evolve through these interesting times we live in. The conversation opened with a quick share from the participants on what compassion means in their world, so many reflections: moments in wholeness, a mother’s love, the future...all sorts of perspectives. These reminded Tim of a story from the Buddha, when asked why compassion was important when there are so many other qualities to cultivate. The Buddha replied that in the same way that an elephant’s footprint is so large, that it can contain the footprints of every other animal, ... Read Full Story
Dec 16, 2018, 1 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. Peace and goodwill are words that appear very often at this time of year, and really they are states of consciousness rather than of being. This month's stories point to what creates those states - the small acts of kindness, generosity, compassion and love that foster the relationships that lead to a consciousness of peace and goodwill to all.
Nov 18, 2018, 2 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. One of the guiding principles of service in our ecosystem and in Laddership is 'no agenda': we plant seeds, the ripples of small acts will emerge wherever they will - the results are not the aim....but, just occasionally its nice to be reminded of the incredible results that 'no agenda Laddership' produces :-)
Nov 05, 2018, 2 comments, 10 smiles Some of you might be keeping up with the monthly Laddership newsletter, but the demand for the Laddership circles has continued to surge. At any given point in time, we have a handful of circles coming up and dozens of people are in the waiting list for upcoming ones. We just finished two "yin and yang" circles, and next up is a circle of Educators (our first one!), another with 14 global leaders of the Heartfulness movement, and a "regular" third one. Here's an intent we received today: How did you hear about Laddership Circles? My brother has participated in a circle. What draws you to Laddership Circles? I want to learn about a different kind of leadership, focused on service and generosity. I expect it to be a training that combines spiritual growth on one hand and community organization on the other hand, with the aim of changing our reality towards a love-based one. Do you have a labor-of-love project that you are currently working on? Yes. I am participating in a shared dream of setting up a "Service Space College" in Spain.