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Volunteers
Focus, January 2019, VOLUME 4 |
January 01, 2019

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 tour for school children who would visit the art center. This category of volunteering enriched me intellectually, culturally and helped me bond with fellow humans from a totally different environment and psyche. I also volunteered when I visited the Kala Ashram in Adilabad. This space is a congregation zone of artistic, cultural and socially conscious people, and I......

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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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Who am I? A perspective

Who am I?

A PERSPECTIVE Knowing the self is a topic of great interest in psychology and also in philosophy. VICTOR KANNAN reflects on this question that has been intriguing us from time immemorial, and shares the...

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The potency of a seed

PARTHASARATHI RAJAGOPALACHARI explores some age-old questions about creation and creativity, and how we nurture ‘seed’ ideas in order to create uniqueness and innovation. My Guide once told me, “There has been one question which has been before the world’s...

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COLLECTORS' EDITION 2018