I'm joining Service Space because ... it is my desire to connect with people of pure positive intention and create a heart to heart web of connections where authenticity is valued and truthful life journey honored. To find ways to serve, inspire and be inspired.
A good day to me is when ... there is love, laughter and lightness possible. Or if I am a contribution to a heart looking for happiness, clarity or peace.
My hero in life is ...Each one who walks the talk and chooses the difficult not for the glory of it, but for the truth in it.
My favorite book is ...The Power of Now by Echarte Tolle ...there's more that I should mention.
One thing I'm grateful for is ... this chance of living life on this beautiful planet and the beautiful souls I get to interact with.
Nov 20, 2019, 1 comments, 8 smiles Different ages of the younger generation spent the weekend sharing stories, playing music, learning and bonding with each other while doing some service tasks of landscaping at Banyan Grove. Much Gratitude to Audrey, Tim and Vishesh for giving our teens, their attentive presence and holding space for conversations and trust. We had the joy, privilege and gratitude of coming together as one beautiful family - we are indeed One Universal Family - our hearts merged with the peace, effortlessness, simple flow of only Being into Doing of the cooking, cleaning, nourishing, caring for each other. The receiving and the giving remained preciously no different, so much of deep listening, smiles, laughter and inspiration. This is the quality of time I dream of, that all our families are infused with. I have realized something in a renewed way - service is everything we do consciously. Daily living gets filled with happiness when the ... Read Full Story
Jul 01, 2019, 19 smiles Last weekend, our family went to volunteer and spread smiles at a local conference. My 13-year-old son, Sanved, shared more details about his experience doing random acts of kindness there -- which I found really interesting: Today I participated in the sharing festival at the After Mindfulness Urban Retreat in Berkeley. I had the most hilarious experience I have ever had. In the beginning, I was just giving out the heart pins. People loved this and thought it was very cool. Then, after lunch, I started giving away the granola bars with positive messages of kindness attached to them. That's when I learned how little, humans trust each other. At first, when I was offering the bars to people, they would say no because they thought they would have to pay money for it. When I then told them that it was free, they very willingly wanted to take one. Some people even came ... Read Full Story
Mar 11, 2019, 5 comments, 23 smiles During carpool conversations to the "New Story" Retreat in January, a few of us all realized we were the parents of teens. On the drive home, Seema, Helen and I wondered how we could pay-forward the space we'd experienced, and share these values with our teens in a meaningful way. Yesterday, 30 of us gathered for our first Awakin Teens Circle. I feel so blessed and full in my heart! We split up into two circles -- one for teens, and one for parents. Remarkable storyteller, Brian Conroy, led the teens in a bunch of group activities and conversations around the theme: "obstacles to happiness and values that contribute to happiness." All the parents circled up in a separate room, and had an Awakin Circle-style period of stillness, reading, and circle of sharing reflections. At the end, we all convened for a 'handshake telephone' activity that Maya and Aum led, which showed us ... Read Full Story