I'm joining Service Space because ... the daily dose of inspiration loaded with rich personal experiences and experiments by the members of the community helps me become a better human being. ServiceSpace is my guide to living a meaningful life.
A good day to me is when ... i am able to keep calm and get on with whatever the day has in store for me
My hero in life is ...Anyone who's been able to put others before themselves
My favorite book is ...The Prophet. It made sense at 20 years, made a little more sense at 25, much more sense at 28 and absolute sense thereafter :)
One thing I'm grateful for is ... the love and care from family and friends, and the comfort in my heart that they are always going to be around when you need them.
Nov 02, 2017, 4 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Small Acts, Noble Intentions:. Did Jayesh bhai know how cutting nails of children will ripple out into an entire village coming together for flood relief? Did Khushmita know when she invited a couple into Karma Kitchen that it was their anniversary? Did volunteers and participants of the September retreat know how small acts of love will leave them transformed? Each story this month shows how something magical emerges from small acts done with noble intentions.
Oct 02, 2017, 6 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Celebrating Gandhi. Earlier this year, we hosted a very special gathering - Gandhi 3.0. Here, Gandhi stands for the age-old principle of leading with inner transformation and 3.0 represents the many-to-many networks popularized by the modern-day Internet. Gandhi 3.0 is a bridge from the Internet to the Inner-Net:) There are so many stories, reflections and ripples that emerged from the retreat that we cannot even attempt to 'curate'. On Gandhi Jayanti, we are bringing out a special newsletter with a few pearls from that big ocean of wisdom and maitri.
Sep 02, 2017, 9 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Serving With Love. Every story this month is of selfless acts of service with unconditional love that led to the opening up of hearts and brought strangers together as families. Rahul experienced unparalleled love while serving at a recent retreat, a young man let go of many walls within him at an Awakin gathering and Atul's team of volunteers through their loving service brought the whole village together to keep the school toilets clean.
Aug 02, 2017, 7 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Cultivating Deeper Ties. A one-day volunteers' retreat in Vadodara; two 6-week long concurrent Laddership circles; weekly online dialogues at 6 am and a few friends coming together to create a special birthday song - this month’s newsletter is about offline and online confluence of friends and intentions coming together to amplify the good.
Jul 02, 2017, 3 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Serving From The Heart. Cooking and serving a warm meal with love and joy for a group of unknown people; stepping into a space of not knowing by holding a question and serving oneself; lending an ear to the helper and serving from where you are and bowing in gratitude to the unknown bunch of women who work odd hours to clean the streets - this month's newsletter weaves together stories of serving from the heart.
Jun 06, 2017, 3 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Unexpected Kindness And Grace. Mother Teresa said, "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.". This month's newsletter brings in stories of such acts of kindness and their ripples through our interconnectedness.
May 01, 2017, 1 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed We Are All Inter-be. The old African philosophy, Ubuntu, says, “I am what I am because of who we all are.” In this month’s newsletter, we feature stories that celebrate this interconnectedness. From 35 strangers coming together to create a common maitri space to serving each other’s journeys in unseen ways through laddership circles, to a woman’s journey of turning adversity into a possibility for her and others.
Apr 01, 2017, 2 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed The Ripple Effect. In a glance, this month's newsletter brings in just 3 stories. But each of these stories is a beautiful fabric woven with multiple stories and endless ripples. 40 noble friends share stories of generosity as they come together for the February retreat. Varsha remembers Raghu bhai on his death anniversary. The India Laddership Circle is off to a great start with 11 enthusiastic participants. Sister Lucy brings tears in our eyes with her humbling story at Awakin Talks.
Mar 02, 2017, 7 smiles Latest issue of 'Moved By Love' newsletter is themed Unlocking The Law Of Love. The New Year started with collective silence as 43 of us(!) went for a 10-day meditation retreat in Igatpuri. The month was capped off by a remarkble "Gandhi 3.0" retreat with people from around the globe -- read more below and be sure to catch the video at the end of that blog post! As you surf through these links, you'll also notice our newly designed website with ample new features from project listings to volunteer opportunities. We're very excited about it all, and would love to hear your thoughts on it. Enjoy!
Dec 13, 2012, 9 smiles We feel grateful for the opportunity to host an Awakin gathering this week at our home in Navi Mumbai. After attending a few enriching Wednesdays at Sachi’s and Mayuri’s place, we have been intending to host Wednesday gatherings, but were not sure of how we would manage the silence having our 5-year old daughter around. To test if we were ready for this, the two of us began by sitting in silence for 15 minutes every morning when our daughter Simran was away in school and managed to extend it to 30 minutes. Soon we followed it up with reading and reflecting upon 3 or 4 iJourney articles every time. While we have known each other for 10 years now, we were amazed to notice how this little silent time helped us connect with each other at a much deeper level and reflect on many important aspects of our life. We felt like ... Read Full Story