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Living in the Gift

Nature does not charge us anything for its abundance. Everything in nature is free, a gift. We are part of the same nature, so can we incorporate this principle in our own interpersonal relationships and interactions? CHARLES EISENSTEIN reflects on this beautiful principle through his story of Interbeing. Why does the sun shine? Is it a random result of coalescing gases igniting nuclear fusion? Or is it in order to give its light and warmth to Life? Why does the rain fall? Is it the senseless product of blind chemical processes of......

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Gift ecology

Gift ecology

NIPUN MEHTA is one of the founders of ServiceSpace, Karma Kitchen, DailyGood, KindSpring and other organizations that successfully work within the Gift Ecology. From a young age, he was inspired by the need to...

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Volunteers

Volunteers

Atiya Amjad Once I did voluntary service at the Palo Alto Art Center, California, but the purpose was to learn and enrich myself by offering my skills of communicating and organizing a desired guided...

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simplicity

Simplicity

LLEWELLYN VAUHGAN-LEE challenges us to examine the ceaseless demands of today’s world that so easily fill up our days. With our smart phones and computer screens we often remain caught on the surface of...

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3 questions on happiness

3 questions on happiness

PUBALI SIDDHARTH Musician, illustrator and teacher Hyderabad, India Recognizing the inner connection with all life fills me with wonder; tapping into this space of oneness, within and around, brings me joy. It may be...

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Gifts

Gifts

Sunday morning, up with the lark I think I’ll take a walk in the park Hey, hey, hey, it’s a beautiful day! My dad used to wake me up almost every morning with these...

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Neuroscience & AUM

Neuroscience & AUM

DAAJI shows us how ancient Yoga and modern neuroscience converge in their understanding of the different states of brain functioning. He explores these states of A, U, M and the soundlessness that follows AUM,...

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In Search of Consciousness

In search of consciousness

NS NAGARAJA presents to us an index of some theories of consciousness that have been put forward in the fields of philosophy, science and spirituality. They are not the only theories, but they do...

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Q & R

On neuroscience

RUBY CARMEN Psychologist and social worker London, UK In ancient times, science, spirituality and Yoga were often treated as one, and science was viewed in a more holistic sense that included spiritual aspects as...

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Consciousness

Consciousness

KAREN O’ NEILL Heartfulness Fellow New Delhi, India ‘Consciousness’ is derived from the Latin words conscius, meaning ‘to know’ or ‘to be aware’, and conscrire, meaning ‘to be mutually aware’. Consciousness extends beyond oneself...

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COLLECTORS' EDITION 2018