Today more than ever, what we DO has become who we ARE. Oftentimes, our entire identity is tied to our profession – an entrepreneur, a creative professional, a movie maker, a banker, an investor, a personal trainer. While our passions should be a component of our identity, it’s important to remember that we as human beings go SO much deeper than that.
Who we are goes beyond what we do during the day to make a living – so be sure to take the time that’s necessary to discover who you REALLY are, not only what your LinkedIn profile says you do. If you struggle with this, first off, know that you AREN’T alone and it’s extremely common.
Secondly, you’re in luck! Because my guest today is going to show us how to dig deeper to discover our true selves. Her name is Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, and in today’s wide-ranging conversation, she’s going to take us through her own journey of self-discovery and show us how we can do the same. Please help me give her a warm welcome to The School of Greatness!
SADHVI BHAGAWATI SARASWATI, PhD is a renowned spiritual leader, author and motivational speaker based in Rishikesh, India. She’s the author of newly released #1 bestselling memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhvi has been ordained into the sacred order of Sanyas by her guru HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and has been living at Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the past twenty-five years.
She is the Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; president of Divine Shakti Foundation, a foundation that runs free schools, vocational training programs, and empowerment programs; and director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh—which has been covered in Time, CNN, the New York Times and other prestigious publications and has been addressed by both the Prime Minister and Vice President of India.
She serves on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion and on the steering committees of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty, a campaign by the United Nations and World Bank. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S. President Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service.
She was also the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism. She oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, writes, counsels individuals and families and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.
If you’re ready to learn why your value and identity as a person should never be only tied to what you do, how to find your most divine self, and so much more, then this episode is for you! And now, let’s jump right into Episode 1,307 of The School of Greatness.