In organised volunteering activities, simultaneous connection with many volunteers is needed. Therefore, using WhatsApp as a medium has become a necessity.
However, there are always a couple of volunteers who ‘wish to work’ (and work well, too), yet like being ‘in silence’ or don’t want to be contacted via WA as it causes a disturbance. And a request follows for them to be contacted personally.
This time too, at the recent 16-day Ashram event, I reached out repeatedly and personally to ensure vital information reached this minority. While this is kindness on my end, as I agreed to do this, I felt it was sometimes inconvenient, and I felt guilty for feeling this way!
So I ask all of you and myself: जरा सोचिये। Can we be a little more mindful?
Think through before making and/or accepting any request/s.
~ Manjula Om Bains