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Who am I? I ask myself again, who am I? I am... Divinity, part of divinity, an actor on a stage called Earth... a small atom evolving through various stages...

Last few years, I had many answers and each insight made me feel lighter. Today, I woke up to a new thought, timelessness! There is no concept of past or future and hence no concept of time except for the convenience to operate in this world.

I was so attached to stories and experiences; I forgot that they were simply events for my evolution. I kept going back making myself right and re-living the hurt to validate my thinking. And from thereon, the mind kept building images and conclusions for life ahead.

Recently, I was becoming more aware of the implication of such thinking. This was feeding my need for significance. And to feed it further, I kept pushing the Universe to affirm, acknowledge, change for my happiness. Did it work, absolutely not!

So what exactly is significant? Just the moment we are living in now. A river flows and merges into the ocean, it knows its destination and it does not get attached to the path. Our significance is determined by how we act and whom we impact, as we stay committed to our destination. Living our best and doing our best in that moment shapes the next moment and hence, shapes life.

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped - Tony Robbins

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Knowing and working with Ashu has been a personally and professionally enriching experience. Her worldview has a deep philosophical underpinning and is informed by clarity of thought and tempered by strong sense of honesty, compassion and generosity. Ashu has the desire and the ability to make a difference.

Mr. Jaideep Khanna

CEO & Country Head India, Investment & Corporate Bank, Barclays Capital India

Ashu has worked as a coach with my team on a few occasions to help improve teamwork and team dynamics. Working with a group of type A investment bankers can be pretty tough. Ashu was able to draw out the team to share their views openly in a constructive manner.

Mr. V Anantharaman

MD & Regional Head - Origination and Client Coverage & Co-Head - Wholesale Banking, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

I find that Ashu has a knack for cutting to the heart of the matter, no matter how complicated it may be. Her direct approach towards stating the issues up front, and then exploring solutions works very well in a business environment, where time is short and issues are complex.

Mr. Ashok Bajpai

Regional Director, Essar Steel

I have known and worked with Ashu Khanna for a number of years on various programs and have found her to be a very effective coach and trainer. Her programs on leadership and Branding are particularly of high order and clubbed with her unique individual style have proven to be quite impactful.

Mr. Awdhesh Krishna

Global Head - HR, Nomura India

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