Interview about OWA Foundation with Senior Faculty Samadarshini
Student Testimonials from MT Educare, Mumbai
My friends tease me endlessly for no reason which I do not like. But after this process, I have learnt to respect and love myself and also keep control on myself and my anger. My most important learning was loving oneself. The insight to get rid of my addictions and bad habits brought about this shift. I have applied this concept in my life. Don’t think about the past, it is gone, don’t worry about the future, it has not arrived yet. Just live the present and always be happy. Thank you very much for teaching us ‘ How to live our life’!
Bhat Vinayak Varadray
Yes, after the process I feel good as earlier I had always hated myself a lot. But after attending this program I now feel that I am precious. My most important learning was how to get rid of my addiction and they have reduced considerably after attaining these lectures. I have understood the importance of time. We should love ourselves a lot and believe in ourselves. If you get an opportunity to attend these sessions please don’t miss it – you will realize the importance of life and time throughout your journey in life.
I had not accepted my skin colour but after attending this session I feel that I was wrong about myself. I feel I love myself. There are many changes which I have experienced and if I am to put them down in this page, the paper would be insufficient. The most important learning is that addictions are bad. The insight that we should love ourself the way we are, has brought about this shift.
After attending this course I have started loving myself… Love & kindness are the insights that has brought about this shift. I have applied it in my life and have attained control over my anger, hurt, feelings of comparison and other negative emotions. The program has affected my life and I am sure that I will always follow these ideas of love and kindness. The change that I have experienced in myself is that I have become a better human being. I see to every situation positively and with love and respect for others as well as myself.
Prajakta K Keny
These sessions have brought about a huge shift in me… it is a life changing thing as it has completely altered my perspective towards life. My pessimistic attitude has been totally erased with all negativity drained away! The most important learning was to be grateful, have self-respect and be positive.
After attending this session, yes I do love myself. I have changed a lot, I am free now, free from addictions, free from unwanted thoughts. I have now got a balanced mind.
Yash Sanjeev Bhatkar
I hated the tendency in me to exaggerate my emotions. After attending the process I am developing the ability to control this addiction in me. I definitely feel a sense of love and gratitude for the way I am.
I have started understanding myself better and relate to my past. Actually I went into depression because of it, but now I am quite confident about myself. I could relate myself to a lot of things when the session was going on. I have now learnt the real meaning of ‘friendship’.
Hasti Kishor Sawla
I didn’t interact much with people but found a remarkable change in myself after attending this session. I have learnt to talk to people with confidence.
Student Testimonials from Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun
The change I experienced in the last 4 sessions was that I felt a sort of bliss… I feel radiant now and happy. I feel that if I spread happiness I can be happy within. I have learnt that spreading joy is the most important thing. I feel peace within … and more than anything I feel happy and lively. My most important realization was that I don’t have to be someone else in order to be perfect and happy. I can be perfect and happy by simply being ME!!! My passion is to spread joy, happiness and love.
Anandita Malhotra, Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun
It was nice to know so much about life and how everything functions… the way we think and what leads to unhappiness in life, thank you Purnimaji. With all that you have told us, it is for sure that from now we will take everything in a positive manner and try to see things differently, in a totally new perspective. Never knew life had so much to teach us and surely it is going to be an amazing experience to go into the world and enjoy. The most important learning was about our body and thought processes. As a fault does not lie within an individual, it is in us to improve and make ourselves feel better. Specially thanking our body for everything it has given us is surely a new, different and moving experience. Once again, thank you so much!
Sagarika Bhatia, Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun
I have learnt how to accept myself and the people around me. These sessions have taught me that while situations and conditions will stay the way they are, but if we want to lead a happy and content life, we should change our thought processes. All problems always do not have solutions… and now I know how to handle them. I have discovered my addiction – SADNESS; and by answering questions on it, I am happier with my life. When I was told to think about the worst that happened, I realized that it really isn’t as much as I thought. I had a realization of the fact of how much my parents and friends love me and that I am not as bad a person, as I think myself to be. These 4 days have changed my point of thinking and made me a happier human being. Thank you so much for everything.
Saachika Ahuja, Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun
I have experienced a change of mind, a change of thinking. Purnimaji, just by sharing my problems with you have made me look at life in a better way. I have realized that happiness is a choice which I will choose whenever I am in a crisis. I have learnt a lot about myself and this workshop has changed me tremendously. I no longer think about what others think of me nor will I change myself to please them. I have learnt to handle every situation in a positive way. I will no longer let negative feelings hurt me emotionally and will be happy and content. I have learnt to love myself as I am and others also as they are. Change in others is hard to bring about so I wish to accept them as they are and not judge them. Thank you for bringing about this change in me.
Vibhuti Kocchar, Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun
I learnt that happiness is the most important thing in life and once you are happy, you can achieve everything else. Your past should not come in your way and you shouldn’t be embarrassed about it, instead you should accept it. Loving yourself is extremely essential and it makes one a happier person. Purnimaji this workshop has changed me in a very positive way and I look forward to attending it again. Thank you.
I will never forget this overwhelming experience!
Ishita Agarwal, Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun
I have now learnt to love myself and be happy the way I am. Most importantly I have also learnt to accept myself, my surroundings and situations in life. If people hurt me I can choose not to be sad and unhappy. I feel as if now I can control my life, be happy with what I am.
Meet Preet Kaur, Welhams Girls’ School, Dehradun