I'm joining Service Space because ... it inspires so many people around the world.
A good day to me is when ... I remain balanced all through out the day
My hero in life is ...Vivekanand
My favorite book is ...The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
One thing I'm grateful for is ... my ability to breath peace and harmony
Mar 12, 2020, 6 comments, 10 smiles [A striking story Tim shared in his opening of last night's Awakin Circle, on the passage: I Have No Need For An Enemy.] I was really struck by a couple of different things. I mean, one, obviously that beautiful Rumi quote "beyond right and wrong, there's this field." This notion of freedom and being able to choose the non-dual way. I was remembering a time when I was in India volunteering with this incredible nonprofit, which was just a heart-centered kind of organization. I was spending so much time with all these incredible Gandhians and children, and I remember seeing all these kids go up to Jayeshbhai (this elder in the community) and go down and touch his feet, out of respect. I was just so moved by the love of everybody who is trying to live a different way -- not of the "haves" and the "have nots" or "those who ... Read Full Story
Jan 13, 2018, 4 comments, 14 smiles [At this week's Awakin Circle in Santa Clara, authors Gary Zukav and Linda Francis were visiting. They'd planned to just be "guest listeners" during the circle of sharing, but we were spontaneously moved to invite them to share reflections around this week's passage, followed by popcorn Q&A from around the circle. Below is a lightly edited transcript of the illuminating Q&A, which touched on topics of multisensory perception, driving force of love and fear, and spiritual partnership.] Question: Listening to you speak, I'm struck by how it's seems almost normal for you to view the world from this reflective space -- where you can notice the different elements of your personality and practice not being controlled by it, but rather, engage with yourself, others and the world from deeper sense of self and place of compassion. What prompted you to begin to see the world in such a way? Gary: My ... Read Full Story
Jan 04, 2018, 4 comments, 16 smiles [Below is a touching share from yesterday's Awakin Circle in Santa Clara, prompted by a reading on universality.] Hi, I'm Jackie and when I was about nine years old, I decided that we were all one. I knew that every place in the world could be home intellectually, but I knew that I wasn't going to experience that -- that things far away seem strange, and that I really wanted to live someplace different. I just determined that I was going to do that. And when I grew up, we did. It is different to experience the oneness of people and the wholeness of the whole world than it is to know it intellectually. And to know that people are the same underneath, although they are different. That the sameness is just as important -- if not more important -- than the differences. I think I ... Read Full Story
Aug 03, 2017, 18 comments, 46 smiles It was a routine Wednesday morning. I had just finished playing tennis and intended to pick up Nipun from the Bart station for our usual Awakin Circle prep. In between, I happened to have 30 extra minutes, so I opted to sit in my parked car and meditate. Suddenly, I hear a loud thud. Entire back window of my car shatters. It's a kind of sound that would jolt anyone, but perhaps because I was meditating, I find myself holding it with a sense of curiosity. Immediately, I open my car door and see an old man on my trunk. It's an odd sight. It appears that he was riding his bicycle, and somehow crashed into the car, and his helmet landed on the back windshield -- shattering it in an instant. "Are you okay?" I ask him gently. "I think so," he replies. One of the passerby offers to call 9-1-1, but ... Read Full Story
Jun 12, 2014, 1 comments, 18 smiles Harshida and I were very touched to receive this note today, from an elder whom we used to see often on Wednesdays: "Tomorrow is my surgery to remove my tumor -- some or all of my kidney will be gone. Yet, the good spirit that I am in, is amazing myself! And it is all due to you guys, Awakin Circles and DailyGood. I know that ServiceSpace is the foundation for all this, so please send my thanks to all its pillars. I will be discharged in 3/4 days and I should be able to resume my daily chores. I am happy."