Hi. My name is Hina Mahindru. About 9 years ago, I began to experience a personal existential crisis. I wasn’t happy! I had a decent job that paid well, had a husband, a beautiful baby, a house, lot of friends. I had all the things that I had wanted. And despite that, I felt hollow. Something wasn’t right! Something didn’t FEEL right!
Since then, various turning points occurred in my personal as well as professional life. It led me to deepen my spiritual and personal development work. Still I wasn’t able to break through the walls I was hitting up against.
One such turning point was when I got laid off from my corporate job of almost 12 years. It was never a job that made my heart swell, so I took this lay off as an opportunity to connect with myself more deeply, find my passion (or passions) and turn that into a new career. I knew that no matter what I did, it had to be something that involved uplifting people and making a positive impact on their life in a permanent sort of way.
Simultaneously, I was struggling in a marriage that looked good for the most part, yet left me feeling like it wasn’t what I had signed up for – good enough to stay, not bad enough to leave!
Long story short, the more work I did to “find myself”, the more lost I felt in much of the life that I had created. I felt stuck!
In April 2018, I saw a post on Facebook by Sameena Fernandez that was an invitation to be a guest on her Hope for the Soul platform if we had a story of triumph over extreme adversity or tragedy.
Now I knew that despite my personal inner struggle and crisis over the last few years, I really couldn’t say I had faced an extreme adversity or tragedy. What I knew was that the only thing that kept me moving forward was hope. Hope that this wasn’t it; that I had to keep moving forward to create or find the life that I knew I could have.
So I called Sameena, and although my story didn’t qualify for the Hope for the Soul platform, she invited me to be a guest on Passion Projects Light. I came onto the platform as a guest in June. What I didn’t know was that my life was going to begin shifting in big ways! Just life Sameena’s did in April 2017, when the idea of Passion Projects TV was conceived!