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Ian, a youthful visitor from U.K., regularly coming to Auroville and staying and helping out for some time, gives here his impression of what Auroville is about.

A windpump with a view

 

The idea that every single person in the world is unique and has something to offer is one of the keystones to the energy of Auroville.

Sitting high up in the sky, overlooking the endless sea of trees that shade Auroville from the south Indian sunshine.

Feeling the breeze that comes in fresh and cool from the nearby
Coromandel Coast.

It feels so peaceful to see the textures of the green canopy gently dance in the breath of the wind while the blue sky remains still and quiet.

Here and there the spinning blades of a windpump can be seen.
A few white roofs hinting of Auroville's diverse architecture.

And reflecting the sun, shining in gold, is the crown of the
Matrimandir, the heart and soul of the community, a chamber of white energy, a place to find clarity and expand one's inner space.

Below on the maze of red earth roads and tracks, thousands of people go about their business: making, doing, designing, building, ploughing, singing, dancing, stretching, carving... So many things they do.

Coming from all around the world, they become part of the melting pot, living ingredients in an experimental recipe to realise unity; the harmony where the mind, body and spirit of each person, whatever their age or background, can find its place in the whole.

In all the fields of expression, from pottery to politics, horses to
health care, electric guitars to education, there is the opportunity to diversify one's experiences in this living, ever changing University of Life.

The idea that every single person in the world is unique and has
something to offer is one of the keystones to the energy of Auroville. And so it can happen that a visitor comes, a deep connection emerges inside, and like synchronicity, events unfold and they find themselves doing a certain activity (possibly un-thought of before) that brings out their latent qualities and creativity, deepening their sense of purpose and understanding of themselves.

This is an important aspect of Auroville, because its aim is not
primarily to build a town or city. Its aim is to allow people to live more and more in their intuition, developing contact with their inner teacher to help them find and express their truth, their own way of being. While at the same time, widening their intuition to fully understand and appreciate the diversity of truths represented in others.

No easy thing, but it has been said that to help the world move out of its blindness, there need to be more and more groups and communities in the world that are striving and becoming closer to realising unity and bringing that broadened, deeper understanding into every detail of human life.

So the everyday pulse of activity here is like any town in the world, the full spectrum from shallow to deep, course to fine, but with its heart of purpose and tangible progress it is so much more, and this makes all the difference.

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