A Masters in Economics, A SHLOKAPRENEUR, a theist in every right…and an extremely confident young lady in my 30’s living in one of the most beautiful cities of India-Bangalore, love the temples I visit, absolutely long for the annadanams I part-take in every Thursday and my frequent visits to an old age home helping old parents who have been left to the mercy of the Lord to get free medical treatment and medicines is the best thing I’ve ever been a part of…..And yeah, My Shloka School -GURUKULAM does’nt remain a dream any longer.
- Struggles –
I couldn’t have asked for a better childhood – lovely parents and a wonderful sister. As a child, I was very naughty, the bossy little girl at home who had everything her way. I was a happy go lucky person with abundance of all good things. But life doesn’t give the best of everything and balances out with challenging times. In my case, God carried me through a difficult adulthood full of challenges and rough weather, a nasty divorce and gifted me with loads of learning, higher levels of acceptance and of course Gurukulum and the Shloka way of life.
- Turning point –
After my divorce I worked at different places but I was neither happy nor satisfied. I realised that I did not have a purpose in life. One evening, I told my friends about my idea of a Shloka School and everybody shared my excitement and Gurukulam was born on 20th Oct 2014. The Shlokapreneur Divyaa found a new meaning to her life. Yes! I became a Shloka teacher.
- Overcome –
Believe me I tried spiritual practices, Yoga, therapy (though I still take medication for anxiety) but I got results when I started googling for Shlokas in order to learn them. Now I strongly believe that if God gives a challenge then He helps with innumerable solutions. The one solution to all problems for me has been PRAYERS and only Prayers, a very strong reason why GURUKULAM was born
- Motivation –
” It takes a big heart to appreciate someone and a small mind to laugh at someone. You can either choose to have a big heart or a small mind” ~ Divyaa Doraiswamy
Success of GURUKULAM has been the biggest motivator in keeping me going. GURUKULAM is the first of its kind mobile shloka school in Bangalore and the success of GURUKULAM has just motivated me to expand further and reach out to kids in different parts of the world. Of course my family has been another strong motivating force in keeping me going. Being THANKFUL for everything in life – be it small or big, just everything motivates me to perform better.
A few People who motivate me are:
Dr Mark Hyman – his episodes on how to keep good physical and mental health are a must watch.
The Gary Vee show and videos by Jay Shetty keep me motivated on a daily basis
- Opinion –
I work with kids. Kids come with so much positive energy and make life so meaningful. Its their innocence that is amazing. Hatred, jealousy, ego are not qualities that exist in them. Working with kids just makes life more meaningful and I must say they light up my life.
Its very important to see how much of negative qualities have been transformed into positive ones and how much we’ve been working on those qualities to be a better person. I have come a long way in this journey and worked very hard on qualities like anger and patience.
Today GURUKULAM teaches kids across the globe. Teaching kids in Blind Schools and Govt Schools free of cost will be the best part of my career…Thats a small way in which I will contribute to society.
Breaks are important. They help me destress. My niece Ahana is my best friend and I make sure I spend at least 3 months in a year with her either in US or in India.
“Transform your passion into your profession” -When your personal life is a disaster, it’s not the end of the world…..When everything seems to be over, the hope to restart your life is difficult but not impossible. It took me 10 longs years to restart my life. So whenever I look back and think that I am a failure, The birth of Gurukulam-The Shloka Learning Centre goes on to prove that always expect the unexpected and failures in life can be successes in no time, That’s me
I appreciate the efforts that she is dedicating to keep the culture among kids. My best wishes to her for the future. I look forward to meet her in person.
Small acts do make a difference. She is making a difference. Are you?