Science Fair 2017

Boys participated in Peak Science Fair and then they presented their projects at Region VII Lower Science Fair at Ole Miss.  For Peak, they needed to create a hands-on stem activity.  So, they studied and created geodesic domes.  We took gumdrops and toothpicks so that each kid can create their own geodesic dome.

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Spirit of Gandhi

Celebration of 144th birth anniversary in Tupelo!

We have about couple of dozen photographs of Gandhi and a few of his quotes that gives spiritual insight into the legend that is a living inspiration to us all.

Gandhi himself said, “What a great thing it would be if we in our busy lives could restore into ourselves each day for at least a couple of hours and prepare our minds to listen to the voice of the great silence. The divine radio is always singing if we could only make ourselves ready to listen to it, but it is impossible to listen without silence.”

We have a small corner where we helped people who were interested to feel this inner silence. We had several people from different walks of life who came over to the exhibition. A few just sat and watched the Gandhi movie for a while. The most popular part of the exhibition for the kids was the depiction of the salt march near the seashore at Dandi.

Please join us between 10 and 4 at Lee County Library to celebrate a legend tomorrow again!

Expecting to Fly: In Search Of The Spirit

Expecting to FlyExpecting to Fly: In Search Of The Spirit” by Patrick Sheridan is a book that I can never forget and I need to read it at least once again. It was very hard to put this book down. I am filled with awe about how Shri Mataji cleansed, nourished, comforted and guided the author.

Shri Mataji didn’t look at his personality or appearance but looked at his heart as he was a seeker and took him under her protection. She transformed him from a heavy 60s style drug addict who had abandoned his son to a loving family man who gave up all addictions and is leading a respectable, normal, happy life. This book should serve as a warning to anyone who seeks through drugs and/or any black magic. My favorite parts of the book are Patrick’s interactions with Shri Mataji. Also, it was inspiring to learn about the beginnings of Sahaja Yoga in London. There’s so much I learnt from this book that inspires my own spiritual journey. Above all, I love the transparency, that is, I love how the author has bared his life, thoughts and heart out without concern for being judged. I wish I had met the author when I was living in London.

Every age has its greatest discovery. The greatest of all is inside of us.

Every age has its greatest discovery. The greatest of all is inside of us. ~ Edward Saugstad

This is an inspiring story that demonstrates the power of knowing our self through daily meditation. The best part of it is that this story is one of many thousands. So, rest assured that this beautiful world of God is not going the get destroyed. It’s a beautiful world! All we need to do is look into us and expand our heart and fill it with love. Love can overcome all that’s destructive in this world.

Here’s the audio for the interview.

Time to take action and replenish the energy within

We’re in a New Energy Crisis. This One is Personal. – Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – This article makes complete sense to me.

I am a stay-at-home mom with two kids. I should have plenty of energy because I am lucky that I don’t have to work. But the above article resonates with me too! While taking care of my toddlers, doing never-ending laundry, cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping I do feel a point where I just feel drained out almost every day. If I am drained out, the entire family, especially kids, catches to it and all of us start having a bad day. So, I do feel the urgent need to refuel.

The only thing that works best for me and has the long-lasting result is meditation. Also, I do need 8-hour sleep in the night. If my kids are in no mood to grant me the time to meditate, I resort to having caffeine and/or sugar. I feel better but the difference is that in about an hour or so I am back to feeling drained out and so the effect is not long-lasting. Or else, I had so much caffeine that I can’t sleep now at bedtime. Then I am tired when I get up in the morning because my 1 year old son wakes up at 6 like an alarm clock.

If weather permits, going for walk with kids helps too provided my 4 year old chatter-box will be quiet for just teeny-weeny 5 minutes. He says to me, “Mama, it’s too hard for me. I am just a kid.”

So, the best days for my entire family are when I get up at 5am in the morning and meditate before my little heroes wake up!