I'm joining Service Space because ... Service space rocks!!! This community of noble friends encourages me to dive into deeper truths of my self and others and become a better human being!
A good day to me is when ... I have been mindful and aware in every moment and balanced / When I have made someone smile.
My hero in life is ...too many to list but let's begin with 'you'
My favorite book is ...illusions, siddhartha, moved by love
One thing I'm grateful for is ... the serendipitous happenings in my life :)
Nov 30, 2016, 4 comments, 19 smiles Yesterday was one of the most memorable days of my life. We were planting seeds literally. For over a year, I have been feeling helpless and this urge to do something every time I visit the Matunga Children’s Home. Because: 1. The children there have a hunger to do something and learn something but don't have many opportunities 2. Children are mostly addicted to churan (hemp tablet), are just waiting to pass their time, sitting idle and have nothing to look forward to in their life. Yesterday, Priti Aunty and I, sat with 23 children in a circle (at the Matunga Children’s Home) who were interested in kitchen gardening with no idea what was going to unfold. Explained the kids what does it mean to be sitting in a circle. We shared our group values, hope for the group and asked them what they expected from the circle. And then got straight into action, cleared ... Read Full Story
Jul 13, 2015, 11 comments, 19 smiles Last few weeks, we have been trying to re-design Ashiyana, an initiative we started in the children’s home/ remand home three years ago. I am thinking of my first day in the home when I was so shaken by what I had just experienced and realizing that we have truly come a long way. When I was sharing the different ideas with a mentor and a friend, She posed a very simple question: “Why do people who work with children don’t ask the children what they want ?” The thought got me thinking and almost immediately we decided that we will let the children shape the vision of Ashiyana and our focus for the next one year. For long I have been toying with the idea of doing circles with children in the home.So, we thought, why not do a sharing circle with the children around this issue.On Wednesday, we hosted our ... Read Full Story
Jun 05, 2015, 1 comments, 11 smiles In many ways, this was a culmination point for Ashiyana -- our project to fill an extremely challenged remand home in Bombay with love and smiles. After having tried various models of operation, this was our first step to become fully volunteer-run, fully community-supported. Chairs were shifted and the side table was moved, mats were laid for all 12 of us to gather and sit in a circle. Balkha graciously offered her house, fed us yummy samosas and cooling Tang. The summer heat was at it’s peak but what we were waiting for next was to dive into the conversations of the place we all love -- Dongri Children’s home. Dev Tayde, volunteer of Ashiyana, facilitated this gathering and took us on a beautiful reflective journey. We began with quotes that were handed to each of us and we were urged to draw resonance. We spent the next fifteen minutes talking ... Read Full Story
Dec 08, 2014, 4 comments, 14 smiles Stumbled upon this very powerful video :) WE SHALL REMAIN was created to address the effects of historical trauma in our tribal communities. Many times, these untended wounds are at the core of much of the self-inflicted pain experienced in Native America. Much like fire, this pain can either be devastatingly destructive or wisely harnessed to become fuel that helps us to rise up and move forward in life with joy, purpose and dignity.
Sep 12, 2014, 1 smiles Just saw this amazing video :) STOP ! LOOK! GO! - Be grateful, Be happy David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful - YouTube The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, ...
Sep 09, 2014, 3 smiles Was deeply touched and inspired by this story of an ex-gangster transforming young lives :) Once A Gangster Jailed For 3 Years, Today She Is Changing The Lives of Many 'Upcoming Gangsters' » The Better India Once a gangster, drug addict & prostitute, Mel is living a different life now & changing the lives of many "upcoming gangsters". Watch her story of change.
Sep 08, 2014, 3 smiles A Little Girls Potato Experiment Will Change The Way You Think About Food! | Spirit Science and Metaphysics A little girl decided to do an experiment with a sweet potato, and her results will change the way you think about the fruits and vegetables you buy at the grocery store.
Jun 08, 2014, 6 comments, 13 smiles Early in the year, we had an "Awakin Talks" gathering -- where transformation driven change agents shared their incredible stories. Our opening speaker was none other than Jayesh-bhai! Long while back, Emmanuel captured his beautiful video; he spoke as one of the earliest Awakin Call guest, Madhu captured him at a ServiceSpace retreat on Laddership, and many continue to blog about him. Most recently, he wowed us again last December as Nimo interviewed him for his second Awakin Call. To add to the mix, here's the latest recording of short -- and touching! -- talk in January 2014: