"As we get older, we lose our enthusiasm and joy. We become dry and unhappy. Why? Because we lose our faith and innocence. Somewhere inside each of us, a child’s joy, innocence and faith lie dormant. Rediscover them." -Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)
Reflecting on the past 30 years since I embarked on an Air India flight to go to boarding school in India, full of excitement and anticipation, not realizing the reality of what lay ahead.
My birth given name is Mahankirn Kaur Khalsa, which means Great Ray of Light. I got the nickname "Mahani" from my aunt as my mother had the exact same name.