Prajakta Ghanekar - Vadodara, Gujarat


My journey before LMAD and at LMAD

Hello, I am Prajakta Ghanekar and I am from Gujarat. Before 2018 I even don’t know about LMAD.Before coming here my routine was very normal, simple, and monotonous. Everything was going very smoothly, simply. I am a very confused person, not an introvert but not able to speak in front of people and I am very shy.

I left the job 6 months ago. One day my friend Hetal Rohra told me about LMAD conference in Asia Plateau. So I was ready to come because I think ok, I will get one change from my routine life and I will learn something new. And finally, the day came when I came here for the first time that was 1st June 2018.

First time I felt the beauty of nature, the place was very pure, very nice and peaceful.I got very positive vibes from that place. But honestly first two days I thought this is not my kind of place and I am not going to be fit in this place. Because we divided into different groups and we had to spend the whole day with them so I was not so comfortable and feeling lonely because of everyone like a stranger for me. I could not make myself comfortable. But slowly as days passed, I was sharing my feelings with my LMAD friends, also mixed with them. Then I enjoyed each and everything i.e. Wash-up, cleaning, serving everything.

When Viral Bhai said first time about Quiet Time I could not match myself with that because I don’t know how to write our own thoughts, I had no idea about quiet time .so the first day I was only writing about the beauty of place and nature. But slowly being able to understand what quiet time is and how it will help me throughout my life. I am able to listen to my inner voice and able to write my own thoughts in my diary.

All the sessions were very good but personally, I connected with 4 aspects of PHUL(purity, honesty, unselfishness and love (unconditional love) and the silence time chant Aum Mani Padme Hum is too good and very peaceful and it also helps me in my meditation process.

Lastly GD's (group discussions) first 2 days I was afraid of GD's because it was very difficult for me to speak in front of people because I am not a good speaker but my coordinators were very helpful and very friendly so it was very easy to communicate with the group.

so my coordinators(Harshal sir, Kapil sir, Mahima ma'am and Mitaksha ma'am), my roomies, Viral Bhai and each and every people there are always lifetime memory for me. I never going to forget those beautiful days and experience in my life.

After LMAD

I know that I am not totally changed but start changing gradually, slowly I am able to control on my anger as I promised at LMAD. I started to value what I have and very thankful for that. I have become the more confident person and more responsible and this change just because of LMAD and people at LMAD whom I met.

Thank you.

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