As we ring in the New Year, it is time once again to pause our lives for a while, and look within...or better still, "Reach Within", as Kalyan Banerjee says it.
We are living through an exciting time when the entire world is looking towards India... for the knowledge it possesses, for its IT prowess, for its growing economic impact, for its multi-skilled young human resources, and of course, for the treasure trove of spirituality. Coupled with that is a growing strength of Rotarians trascending human barriers of diverse cultures, religions, or castes, that augurs well for a better future for humanity.
"Reach Within..." to discover the love, care and compassion that resides within each one of us, and see the world around us with a new perspective.
"Reach Within to Embrace Humanity" by showering and sharing love, care and compassion for the humanity at large.
The most quoted author C.N. Bovee writes beautifully, "There is no better exercise for your heart, than reaching down and helping to lift someone up!!!"
Yes, there is no greater pleasure than helping someone rise.
Let this be our promise to ourself for 2012 and beyond, to exercise our hearts and reach the people in need.
This alone is the biggest reason of our being a Rotarian. This alone is our religion. Or as Dalai Lama says, "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
Rise. And let the new religion of love, compassion and care permeate through our beings and "embrace humanity".