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21st July 2108 started off as a beautiful rainy day with us not being sure whether we should have the meeting or not … but thankfully the rains subsided and we had the meeting @2:30pm at ADAPT.  We had 13 members present discussing the topic which was “PURPOSE OF LIFE”.  Wow what a meaningful topic …what emerged were some lovely insights, everyone has their own meaning of purpose.

The senior members of the group are happy doing what they do and giving back whatever, they can in whichever form, that to them is their purpose …for one of the members getting over anger was the purpose.  While the seniors were sorted, the juniors amongst us seemed confused about their purpose, mostly confusing it with work or goals or materialistic things….  besides Anura who said constant self improvement was her purpose in life.

Important points that came out of the discussion was one can have multiple purposes and not a single one. All of us need to get over our fear, be positive make small changes in life to keep us busy. Our thoughts get translated into actions and come back to us. Therefore, it is very important to think positive and be positive. Most importantly we are responsible for our own happiness and only we have the power to make ourselves truly happy.

Carol summarised the meeting saying that being yourself without any masks and being a good human being can be a strong foundation and in the course of the journey every individual shall evolve. She referred to the book ‘Conversations with God’ and talks by Neale Donald Walsch which helped her get a greater understanding of life’s purpose.

Besides the above Ashwini has started drawing again and she showed the murals made by her to all the members, Anura and Karina spoke about their love for pets, Neetu narrated a funny story about a guy she met recently, Tasneem said she was considering gaining employment and Sheela about how she is the treasurer of her building Ganpati which is completing 90 years this year.

The meeting ended with hot samosas and tea; all had a lovely time and we are so looking forward to the next meeting………Pooja Nandi

Samman Association, the Mumbai Chapter of Indian Epilepsy Association, is dedicated to empowering people with epilepsy and their caregivers.







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