CHANGE IS THE ULTIMATE CREATIVITY
Heartfulness eMagazine|September 2021
UPAMA RAJASEKHAR is a Brighter Minds facilitator. Here, PURNIMA RAMAKRISHNAN meets with her and some of the children she facilitates in the program, to learn firsthand about their experiences.
UPAMA RAJASEKHAR

I had heard a lot about the Brighter Minds program, when I had a chance encounter with one of the facilitators, Mrs. Upama Rajasekhar, and this meeting was perhaps one of the turning points in broadening my own perception about the world in so many ways.

“So, why did you decide to become a facilitator?” “I wanted to train my son. He is an archer and wanted to master blindfold archery, so I wanted to help him realize his dream. The rest, as they say, is history.”

This was just the start of the conversation. She invited me to interact with her students. When I joined them, I felt like I had entered a sci-fimovie set, the likes of Asimov’s second foundation series.

“My son changed and developed so much in just two days of the program, that we felt this is something all children in the world should experience,” said Upama. “So what exactly happened?” I asked. “Have you heard of the term sensory perception? Our brains can sense certain things from the atmosphere, depending on their capacity of perception. When their functions and capacities are heightened, we can perhaps call it supersensory perception,” responded Upama. “So, do these kids acquire a sense of perception than is more heightened than normal people?” “Well, that is not exactly true,” answered Upama. “To an extent, however, we are awed by their abilities to learn quickly and the way their memories improve. Their intuition develops, and this leads to better confidence in everyday life. They have a pleasant personality, and we just feel so empowered around them. Let me introduce you to some of the children, and you can interact with them to see what I mean.”

Some of the kids were familiar, because they were from near where I lived, and they sat down to chat with me.

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