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Greetings to everyone in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall. My name is Janaka, I am eighteen years old and currently live in Melbourne, Australia. I live with my parents, Sumedha and Linton, as well as my younger sister, Shanti-Sudha. I am so excited to share this story with you, which I call “my perfect moment.”
One evening early in August 2018, the young people in Shree Muktananda Ashram gathered to contemplate and reflect together on Gurumayi’s poem “Waiting for That Perfect Moment” on the Siddha Yoga path website.
In small groups, we reflected on and journaled about what the poem meant to us. In my journal, I wrote, “Pause and connect to make your own perfect moment.” That year, pause and connect was one of Gurumayi’s teachings from Sweet Surprise that year.
A few days later, there was a satsang during which bhajans and abhangas were performed by a very talented Siddha Yogi. Afterward, Gurumayi asked a man who was visiting from Zambia, Africa, to share about his experience offering seva in Shree Muktananda Ashram. At first, the man was nervous. Gurumayi then asked if there were any confident people who could stand up and speak, to help clear his nerves. But there wasn’t much success initially.
At that moment I knew what I had to do! I put my hand up to help. Gurumayi then invited me to stand up and share. I shared that it had been the man from Zambia’s birthday a few days prior and that I had spoken with him, and he was so grateful to celebrate his birthday with Siddha Yogis from all around the world! From that point forward, the man from Zambia opened up and was able to share more easily!
I found my perfect moment. Thanks to Gurumayi’s poem “Waiting for That Perfect Moment,” I felt more confident and able to serve Gurumayi in any way possible. I was able to lend my support to someone so they could give their best. And I continue to find more and more perfect moments in my life!
I thank Gurumayi for this. One of my favorite abhangas says:
I adore Gurumayi with all my heart.
Avadali Gurumayi hridaya, avadali Gurumayi.