My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In
By Anjali Kumar
When a lawyer at Google starts asking questions that her search engine can't answer, she embarks on a series of spiritual misadventures into alternative religious practices, from Burning Man to Laughing Yoga.
Like millions of us, Anjali Kumar, a lawyer for Google, was not religious. But when her daughter was born, Anjali felt compelled to find God-or at least some form of enlightenment-that she could someday impart to her daughter.
Knowing that she couldn't simply Google an answer to What is the meaning of life?, Anjali set out on a spiritual pilgrimage, and nothing was off limits. She headed to Peru to learn from shamans, practiced transcendental meditation, convened with angels, and even worked with a medium to speak with the dead-all while searching for answers to life's most universal questions: Why are we here? What happens when we die? Is there a God?
Anjali Kumar was the Founding General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand leading the way for socially conscious businesses. Previously, Kumar was Senior Counsel at Google, where she advised in areas ranging from Google X to YouTube. Kumar has been profiled in The New York Times and Forbes, and serves as an advisor to tech companies and nonprofits, including the Malala Fund.
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18 Jan 2018
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