Educator, Transformational Coach, Founder Non-profit
I once heard a powerful descriptor of privilege – you know you have privilege when you do not have to think twice about something. Born and brought up in India, with it’s mind numbing social diversity, I consistently run up against my privileges, there is so MUCH that I never have to EVER think about… from fresh, running water each morning to brush my teeth with, to an empowered understanding of the power of my vote in a democracy! In the same breath, I am also sensitive to the experience of lack and inequity that comes with my social identity as a woman.
This is the social dimension of awareness.
In the spiritual dimension, I was brought up with wonderful modelling and guidance to hold gratitude for and share from my many blessings.
The pain of living in a society with such great inequity and the deep flow of gratitude for all the blessings of my life, both these forces, propel me to ask how can I do my bit to support and empower those with less and how can I inspire and transform those with more. They challenge me to show up!
One of my prayers to God is, make me like a coconut tree, use every part of me till nothing is left. Joining this community of LivingMyPromise is one of my endeavours to become that tree!