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Sarahah.com app: This is what I discovered after signing up!

Since last week, I have seen my friends on Facebook and Twitter talk about the feedback they received through Sarahah.com app. It got me curious.  As an introvert, I am curious about the world around me but I like to stick to my safety zone - which is my immediate family and a close bunch of friends. I was not sure whether to give Sarahah.com app a try. This is where I started mine: https://svaraa.sarahah.com/ in case you want to share your feedback.


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Curiosity is a strange thing - it is what got me hooked on to the spiritual path and the world of literary books. It is what makes me wake up every morning with a huge smile, even though I know that there may be a huge disaster to deal with at the corner.

Life is forever giving us new challenges, new moments - what's the fun if we don't find out the hard way? When we resist, we become boring to our own selves and we definitely stagnate from within.

Some people loved the feedback they received after downloading the Sarahah.com app, others said it would be an instrument to unleash online abuse, particularly against women. I wasn't sure whether I wanted that on my plate. But when I saw that most friends had received fun-filled feedbacks, it got me curious. What would someone tell me anonymously? Would it be honest, constructive feedback? Would people I know as ''friends'' abuse me? I hoped not.

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I don't want to debate about  Sarahah because I have made my choice. What I wanted to do is to share my experience with you. It also helped that no one sent any online abuse as yet. I do agree that women are concerned about tackling online abuse - it is messy and tricky, like when you have to flip a pasta-filled cheese omelet onto the pan and you are aware that it could break into many pieces, leaving a yucky mess that can't be put together again. Yes, it can shake you up like nothing else when this happens. The good news is that it didn't happen with me. The bad news is that it still can.

Before I downloaded the Sarahah.com app, I recalled how afraid I had been of using Facebook. I didn't upload a picture of myself for almost a year till all my friends started pressurizing me to do so. The truth is that I felt I would look silly - a young mom who had no time to look ''good'' in the middle of changing diapers and doing household chores like cooking and cleaning. But when I did finally found the courage to upload a picture, friends were delighted or so they were kind enough to say. I kept the same profile pic for almost two or three years because I didn't have any better profile pics that I felt I could upload. 

That's me, yeah. [How to NEVER EVER GIVE UP on the spiritual path]

When I downloaded the Sarahah.com app, I didn't check it for days because I was a little bit worried about 'online abuse.' But just a few days ago, when I checked, I was completely taken by surprise.

I discovered that my fears are unfounded. None of my friends on Facebook or Twitter have sent me messages that border on 'online abuse.' People are kinder to me online than in real life, I swear. Touchwood.

To all those who had written in, thank you for making me feel that I do make a positive difference to your world. For those who wrote in saying they wanted to ask something but wasn't sure if it is okay to do, just go ahead and ask.  I am hoping that it has nothing to do with geometry, algebra, arithmetic or maths. Remember, I am also a working mom with enough struggles, little joys and so on that I strive to balance on a daily basis - try not to add more to my plate. Fingers crossed.

There was one angry message though from a former colleague whom I could instantly identify. It's fine, really. It only shows me something with greater clarity - that everyone has their own battle to wage and their own reasons to do so.

Sometimes the best favor we can do for our own growth is to face our fears - it is what my Guru teaches me on the spiritual path. It really helps to be free of fears. 
[Do read: Shifting home: What it taught me as a mother]

Wrapping up now. For all the heartwarming messages and that one special angry message sent to me on Sarahah.com app, I send you ''Sai love'' in return, with a heartfelt prayer, ''May the Angels help you find direction, around some sun-lit corner, where the purpose of your life is waiting to greet you. Sai love to you all." 

Reminds me of a quote that I love to refer to - Rudolf Stein once said, "The rose adorns itself, in order to adorn the garden."

If you have been unsure about doing something in your life - it could be a personal situation, a challenge, anything under the sun, how did you tackle it?
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I'd love to learn from you - do share it with me here.

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