“These two months have flown by and the experiences had here have been quite unforgettable and have impacted my life in ways I never expected. My growth has just started…”
Applying to YEP and coming to YEP was a very easy decision I made, however due course of this journey had its fair share of ups and downs. The learning never stopped and every day mundane things even became such valuable lessons. Being conscious of your environment, surroundings, and self was a significant part of this course. This hyper consciousness amplified and highlighted various aspects of my personality, which were originally masked and ignored with the popular saying of “ignorance is bliss”. After being hyper consciousness of these qualities that I did not want to inculcate into my true nature a lot of my effort here at YEP was to grow out of these traits and realize my true nature A clarity was born out of constant discipline that was learnt at the course. The discipline way of living at YEP not only gave me clarity of thought to become true to myself and to grow into a genuine individual who will be a productive member of society but also ignited that spark from within to have faith and conviction in that higher being who will always be the guiding force thru the turbulent course of life as long as we have the right intentions and honest with every step we take. Offering every step we take, action performed, word spoken, and thought of to the higher alter is one of the ways to integrate this faith and conviction into our daily lives. The teachings of Vedanta have always been treated as a separate “classroom” subject that was listened to and understood within the dimensions of the satsang halls and forgotten the moment we stepped out. However that notion of Vedanta was completely changed; it is no more a separate entity that is heard only to be forgotten the importance of inculcating these values and selfless practices practically and portraying that Vedanta is LIFE was such an eye opening experience. That yearn for knowledge and motivation for growing was ignited and the idea that the learning process never stops was really seen here at YEP. These two months have flown by and the experiences had here have been quite unforgettable and have impacted my life in ways I never expected. My growth has just started for becoming a more productive Hindu in my community and I cannot wait to evolve even more with the knowledge of Vedanta that I gained here at YEP 2014.
Ankita attended Northeastern University and graduated with a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience. She is going to be co-leading the planning process for the YEP course 2016.