I'm joining Service Space because ... Losing my sense of "self" through service is what inspires me to dig deeper and serve more. The people in this space, through their incredible acts of service, are a huge source of inspiration for my own service journey!
A good day to me is when ... I can touch someone's life, in some small way, and make them smile from within :)
My hero in life is ...All the people around the world doing small acts of goodness, right where they are right now. Because ultimately, it is these small acts that together will change the world.
My favorite book is ...Journey books like Siddhartha and Tuesdays with Morrie, Books on raising mindful children like Raising Happiness and books about going within like The Power of Now
One thing I'm grateful for is ... When I can tap into that place, deep inside of me, from which I can do things with a pure heart.
Nov 16, 2019, 1 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Being Fully Present With Your Children. Take a look."When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?" --Thich Nhat Hanh
Nov 03, 2019, 2 smiles November 2019 - London Update Last month, Ani hosted a beautiful evening of Kabir songs offered kindly by Vipul Rikhi, whose poetic translations opened up many hearts in the circle. In a couple of weeks, we look forward to welcoming you to a very special Awakin Circle with Gulwali Passarlay in Pimlico on Thursday, Nov 14th. Having met Gulwali a few years back and subsequently reading his memoir, The Lightless Sky, we've been moved to invite him to share stories with our community from his journey to the UK as a 12-year-old refugee. His experience of fleeing life-threatening conflict in his rural village in search of safety entirely on his own in an unknown land will move you to tears and open your hearts. There are still a few spaces left for this gathering so please take a moment to RSVP if you plan to attend, older children are also ... Read Full Story
Nov 02, 2019, 2 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on How to Get Your Child Excited About Nature. Take a look."Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty." -- Albert Einstein
Oct 26, 2019, 3 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Parenting In The Digital Age. Take a look."Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important." - Bill Gates
Oct 19, 2019, 2 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on The Story Of 10,000 lunches. Take a look."I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --Albert Schweitzer
Oct 12, 2019 This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Unconditional Love Creates Emotional Intelligence. Take a look."A child who grows into a person who walks in love, follows his own inner compass, and acts with powerful presence. A person who makes the world a better place, just by being himself or herself. " -- Dr. Laura Markham
Oct 05, 2019, 3 smiles This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Talking to Kids About Race and Cultural Diversity. Take a look."It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." -- Maya Angelou
Sep 30, 2019, 1 smiles Oct 2019 - London Update Along with a full month of Awakin Circles coming up, we look forward to welcoming you to a couple of special gatherings including an Evening of Stillness, Poetry and Songs of the poet-saint Kabir, performed by Vipul Rikhi who is visiting from India. In November, you're invited to join a special Awakin Circle with a Child Refugee, Gulwali Passarlay, whose journey as a 12-year-old from Afghanistan and stories of kindness he received along the way will deeply move you. Awakin Circles: Shoreditch, Pimlico, Harrow and Brighton Each month, you're invited to join Awakin Circles at locations around London, where we meditate for the first hour, engage in a circle of sharing based on a reading, and conclude with a home-cooked vegetarian dinner together. Thursday, Oct 3rd at 7:00pm (Shoreditch, Central London) Thursday, Oct 10th at 7:00pm (Pimlico, Central London) Wednesday, Oct 16th at 7:00pm (Harrow, Northwest London) Wednesday, Oct 30th at 7:15pm ... Read Full Story
Sep 28, 2019 This week's 'Kindful Kids' newsletter is on Inclusive Education. Take a look.How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these." - George Washington Carver