Growing up in a conflicted place seeing violence at a close range, ongoing choatic situations, anger, less freedom, more anger and fight for basic human rights – I am taking up a tiny bit of responsibility of spreading positivity to rise above the conflict. In my quest to elevate the voices of inspiring people through FindingTheVoices, I found that there is a huge lack of recognition and honor for the ones with vision and good intent, working tirelessly towards positive changes in Manipur.
One of my biggest takeaway in my own personal growth journey is the power of gratitude to elevate self rippling to others. You cannot be in any other emotional state when you are in gratitude. One of my goal is to spread the practice of gratitude in day today life, schools, institutes, offices, anywhere. We pause, reflect and take the time to share our gratitude to people around us.
There is so much of anger, oppression, hurt, violence and fear in Manipur which is a byproduct of conflicts. I carry the sights of intense protest scenes of students, nude protest of mothers of Manipur, unburied dead bodies, lack of freedom, unexpressed feelings, mental issues, drug and alcohol addiction, mob justice – beaten to death in front of children and many more, even people eating other’s pet dog.
I want everyone to hear words of love, experience gratitude, read words of expressions bringing a smile or even tears of human connections. It is my belief that gratitude will open our heart, elevate positivity and heightened human connections.Monica Ingudam
I believe gratitude will open our heart and create the shift to healing and light seeding to the start of 1001 Thagatchari, gratitude project of Manipur. My intent for this project are:
- Introduce, educate and spread the practice of gratitude to every nook and corner of Manipur. Practicing gratitude will elevate the personal growth at individual level heightening human connections and spreading the much needed positivity to rise above the conflict to love and peace.
- Identify local role models to honor, recognize and give our gratitude to the people of Manipur.
- Write a book featuring the nominated individuals so that our younger generations will know who is who of Manipur.
Project duration: Dec 9, 2017 – Current
Invite us to your school, workplace, institute, group, family for gratitude workshops. All participants gets FREE cards.
Please do consider donating or getting the art or products of art by Monica Ingudam for shipping in USA and shipping in India. All proceeds will go to gratitude cards or Khudol given FREE to our participants. Do consider paying it forward to gift a smile to someone else by practicing and expressing gratitude.
|Bimolata N (Thailand)||Tracila M||Nelson K||Y Ibomcha||Shaheda C|
|Sonia S (USA)||Saratchand T||Sophia L||Roger K||Jodha Chandra S|
|Cozmo S (USA)||Paone Lah||Dr. Sundari A||Jogen H||Chitra L|
|Megan S (USA)||Biswabhanu E||Rameshori T||Dr. Ibohal Ak||Miranda I|
|Sanjoo T||Monalisa C||Babloo L||Sumati O|
|Dr. Kishorjit N||Ole W||Phajalembi|
|Biona L||Gayatri L|
|Meena L||Eli Y|
|Dr. Vandana T|
About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting high achiever workshops and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting, has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society and has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children , relief for COVID19 in Manipur and currently raising funds for Library of Manipur and 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings and products made from her art.