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Collective Cultivation

Having been to so many homes in recent days, I am seeing how cultivation isn't singular.  If, in a family, more than one person is leading a wholesome life, it naturally supports others.  And hence, if one member of the family experiences a micro transformation, it effortlessly ripples into the hearts of others as well.  It's hard to draw a causation map of this, but I've been feeling this repeatedly.

Today, I went to the home of one such family, who have been long-time supporters of Swami Chinmayananda.  Last year, in Delhi, we had a spontaneous-- and memorable -- Awakin Circle at their home.  Since then, Nihaarika hosted a few other Awakin Circles as well.  This evening, they hosted another one with about 30 of us.  It had a great strength to it.  So many offerings in so many directions.  As is often the case, people thanked me for DailyGood and various other ServiceSpace offerings.  Gayatri Aunty later wrote me a note saying, "My New Year's resolution is to hold such circles everyday."

One young woman spent 4 hours commuting, simply to say thank you to ServiceSpace and how it changed her life.  Next year, she is embarking on a "shukriya yatra" (gratitude pilgrimage), and in that spirit, offered two beautiful shells:


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