Yesterday I heard of a suicide in a distant friend’s house. Was shaken to hear the news. Why would a young person from a well to do family take such a drastic step of taking her life? Lots of unanswered questions baffled my mind.. somehow that very moment I saw a whatapp msg on my phone … The whatapp msg said- “Plz watch Kajal’s video- https://youtu.be/SRGpUYafz3g “ . Let me share with you Kajal’s story of hope reading which no one should ever think of giving up..
Kajal Agarwal just 23 years in age, lives in Kolkatta with her grandmother. She came to attend our free online meditation session last year during COVID lock down. She was silent throughout the 5-6 days of the session and never spoke a word. We got to know the last day of the workshop that She was heart broken due loss of her parents during Covid. Devastated and helpless She could hardly even speak. Somehow she found little strength from the daily meditations. She was guided to take a Sudarshan Kriya (SKY) and Sahaj program by our team. We were constantly in touch with her to help her during this very difficult phase of her life. Motivating her and giving her love and care. After completing the SKY and Sahaj programs, Kajal felt like a completely new person, as if some miracle happened for her life. She could overcome her trauma and found new courage as she decided to give her CA final exams which were only three months away then. Before every exam she would call and share how she was feeling anxious. I told her Gurudev was with her and she continued her meditation practices through this time which gave her strength. And with God’s grace she could complete her CA final exams.
Kajal cleared these exams and became a CA. She is into a good Job now. Stable and happy and also in Service (see her video) helping others. Seeing her do well is an inspiration for me as a teacher, to continue spreading the spiritual light and helping reach solace and hope to people who may have given up or are on a verge of breakdown .
Just thought of sharing this beautiful life story of Kajal. Connecting with the spirit within us gives us strength to overcome every obstacle of life. Kajal’s life story is an example. So never give up, connect to the strength within. There is infinite power within us! Life is too precious and we cannot ever give up on it in any circumstances, no matter how bad things may appear to be. All is here to change, this will also change, let’s be reminded…. May there be peace in all hearts. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Ms. Vasudha Jhunjhunwala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is associated with the Art of Living since year 2000. Born and brought up in a pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan she currently resides in Amchi Mumbai with her family. For nearly a decade, Vasudha has inspired more than 10,000 youths with her teachings and social work. She has undertaken various projects and has been an instrument of change for its success. Juggling between home and work, in her spare time Vasudha likes to paint, write poems, learn music and play badminton. She is a Social Worker, Entrepreneur, State Coordinator of The Art of Living, Student of Sanskrit & Classical Music, Writer, Homemaker, Mother, Meditation Teacher, Public Speaker, Recipient of CSO-2014 award by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and has travelled in 30 Countries.
She is a quintessential deshbhakt. It is difficult to match her youthful Energy.
Vasudha is extremely passionate about her initiatives. One of the most successful projects lead by her was the ‘Vote For a Better India’ - A campaign that facilitated the voter registration process and lead to 5 lakh citizens new voter registration across India in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Bringing more awareness to the people in the community she began the initiative ‘Mind your Vehicle’ - A project to sensitize citizens towards traffic discipline with 2000 volunteers in Mumbai. The project saw good media coverage. She was also the founding member of ‘Save Aarey’ project. In this project more than 300 volunteers cleared 5-truck loads of garbage from Aarey colony. With an aim to instill a sense of responsibility and nationalism among the youth, she has spearheaded several initiatives that included women’s safety drives, blood donation drives, cleanliness drives at railway stations and sea-shores, health and hygiene awareness camps and others.
Often people ask her what made her belief so strong to walk the spiritual path. She affirms that, “just like the light house guides the ship through darkness of night, our conscience guides us through decisions of life. For a smooth sail, just listen to it!”
The drought in Maharashtra had led to an increasing number of farmer suicides and Vasudha decided to contribute towards River Rejuvenation Project in the state. She along with her team revived around 22kms of Manjara river. The river Manjara rejuvenation in Latur District benefited 5 lakh villagers in its vicinity. Vasudha was also a part of the Solar Lamp Project. She was the catalyst in the distribution of solar lamps to flood-hit villagers in Orissa during Fani.
Her courage and valour gives her the skill to bring out the right perspective in every project she undertakes. Worry or Uncertainty are not words she rhymes with, Vasudha believes that’s Spiritual knowledge shields the flame of life from the winds of uncertainties. Vasudha is currently working on Project Pavitra. Since its inception this year, the project has imparted menstrual hygiene education to more than 2000 young girls in BMC schools and it aims to reach out to many more. She is also the founding member of SORT Club - Student's organization for Reform and Transformation. The club is now operational in 10 colleges in Mumbai. The project aims to remove the menace of substance abuse from the colleges of India. Vasudha is also working on a Happy Neighbourhood Project. The project aims to establish Happiness centers in societies to make societies stress-free.
If you meet her once, you would know that she has a very charming, intuitive, and jovial personality, her ideas and thoughts are ahead of it’s time. Her ability to perceive something new and unique in every individual is what draws people to her company. She gives a very comfortable and cool vibe something young students connect to and find easy to talk and open up to her about their problems. Make impossible, possible is her mantra. Her sessions are filled with grit, humor, inspiration, and some awespiring wisdom. People feel rejuvenated, energetic, experience clarity of thoughts, immense love in their hearts after attending her Mind and Breathe Workshops.
Mysteries of life intrigues her and even though she has traveled in 30 countries she found her best place within. She, by herself is a ‘Happiness Express’ moving swiftly on the spiritual path.
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