If we were to meet in person for the first time and get on the topic of what I do, I would likely tell you a story about living a life of sadhana (spiritual practice) and seva (service). Though I write more about the latter here via project updates, sadhana comes first for me—it is the trunk of the tree that has naturally motivated my various activities over the years.
Spiritual practice is highly personal and so, by in large, I do not cover the ins and outs of that process. However, between October, 2015 and January, 2017, I spent a cumulative total of 13 months living in India on the campus of a prestigious NGO — which more closely resembles an ashram — called ESI (Environmental Sanitation Institute) engaged in fairly rigorous sadhana. Despite the significant role this space plays in my life, I never really discussed it, as the topic never seemed to fit into my Dream Class or leprosy community updates and because of that, something always felt missing.