Living by Giving through India (Ch. 24 – Stark Contrast)


We go on a quick tour of their place of education. Everything is at the bare minimum. The stark contrast in facilities which I grew up with in Perth, Australia make me feel something sickening I hadn’t really felt before. I had never been able to truly appreciate how much of my life I took for granted until now. I suddenly feel selfish for spending so much of my childhood with such a small perspective of the world. My mind races off to past memories of me complaining about not getting enough ice cream or being upset about going on holiday to Europe because i’d be away from school friends. All of this comes crashing into my consciousness whilst still on the tour with Anoor and his friends. By the end of our tour, he offers to show me his village. I politely ask him if this is an authentic offer of kindness or if this is an offer of business.


The Classroom

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Listening to loved ones criticism

One of the greatest ways to self-improvement is along the path of criticism. Its first taste might be ugly but knowing how to listen to our loved ones criticisms can actually be a liberating doorway to personal growth & development. If we are not open to receiving criticism from the people who authentically want the best for us where can we look to receive objective assistance on how to improve ourselves?  Continue reading