Life is made of moments big and small. What you experience in these moments determines how well you live your life. A life well lived is soaked in love, kindness, compassion, grace, gratitude and connection. This portal is an attempt to connect one and all via their true stories of such moments. You will also find research articles proving that we are all connected to each other in a profound way.

About Me

Hi there! I am Alka. I am on a journey of loving, living and learning. My intention is to be authentic and to live in harmony with the world I live in. While doing so, I stumble and fall and rise again. I am here to share my journey with you and learn from you along the way. I believe we are connected to every other living being and our feelings of separateness and apathy hurt us and everyone including the nature around us, deeply.

How Did It Start?

A few years ago, I had hit a rough patch in life. My health, professional life, personal life, and social life – my life, in general, felt completely out of control. I had started to feel disconnected from everyone. That’s when I started practicing meditation, in no specific way. In a matter of days, I felt whole again and my heart was overflowing with love and joy. I felt a deep connection with every living being and nature.

A Simple Exercise

Imagine yourself going about your daily business or maybe even enjoying yourself, sans the acts of love and kindness – day after day, week after week, year after year. How would you feel? Now imagine everyone around you and everything around you going about their lives in the same fashion – day after day, week after week, year after year. How would you feel?

If you could imagine yourself in the situation described above, you probably realized how inter-connected and dependent you are on people, living beings, nature and Higher Power for everything from your survival to the fulfillment of your emotional and spiritual needs, from the moment you were born to the moment you will take your last breath. You probably also realized how every single act of love and kindness makes your life and the world a little more beautiful. Maybe a stranger smiled at you this morning, a colleague complimented you, your friend took out time to hear you out or maybe your dog jumped at you joyously when you came back home. All these moments spread across your life make your life fulfilling and worth living.

What Can You Do?

Take a moment to be grateful to everyone and everything for their love and kindness, and for your own feeling of connectedness. Make a gratitude list if you need to. You can do this every morning before you start your day and experience the magic of gratefulness and connectedness transform your life. And when you feel indebted, its time to pay it forward.

You can start paying it forward by sharing stories from your life as stories are powerful and transforming. Stories uplift us when we are in distress. Finally, share this blog with your friends and family and keep the ball rolling till it connects one and all.