The Heart of the Matter
April 23, 2018
Update on Kim O'Leary's Music

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If you are reading this, there is a good chance you know the music of Kim O'Leary. Kim has been inspiring people for many years with her soulful songs of love, longing, and life. Here, in Kim's own words, is an update about her music and plans for taking it further...

"This is to let people know of a crowd funding campaign that I have started. The main idea is that people who have enjoyed my music in the past will be able to buy my new album in advance. That will help me cover all the recording costs up front. It will also allow me to develop a production company for new artists which is now in its beginning stages. This link will take you to a short video that explains all of the relevant details. If you know of other people who might have an interest, please share this with them. I send my very best wishes and I look forward to sharing my new creative work with you when this album gets completed (due out in September). Thank you for your interest and ongoing support for my music."

Kim's website
Because of Love

Already Home

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April 22, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts: Amaroo, 9/7/15

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PremRawat.com
Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation
Rawat Creations

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A Six Pack of Kabir

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Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think... and think... while you are alive. What you call "salvation" belongs to the time before death.

If you don't break your rope while you are alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?

The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic just because the body is rotten -- that is all fantasy. What is found now is found then. If you find nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death. If you make love with the Divine now, in the next life you will have the face of satisfied desire.

So plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is, believe in the Great Sound!

Kabir says this: When the Guest is being searched for, it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work. Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.

(Translated by Robert Bly, from Kabir, Ecstatic Poems)

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April 13, 2018
The Scorpion and the Saint

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Adapted from a story I first heard from Prem Rawat many years ago.

Once a upon a time a traveling saint, on his yearly pilgrimage to the Holy Land, found himself being approached by a small group of agitated villagers. He could tell by the look in their eyes that something was wrong. So he stopped, put down his begging bowl, and asked them one simple question: "What seems to be the problem, my friends?"

"Oh, Great Saint," the first villager began, "less than a mile from here, a powerful scorpion is terrorizing our town. Every time any one of us tries to fetch water from our lake, the scorpion attacks. His sting is painful. His poison paralyzes. Everyone in our village is filled with fear. PLEASE, sir, can you help us?

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April 11, 2018
New Music from Manuel Iman

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I have been a big fan of Manuel Iman's classical and jazz guitar music for many years. His CD's are in steady rotation in my home. Always uplifting.

The only time I ever jammed with him was at Prem Rawat's 50th birthday event in San Diego. As MC, I sang the blues and Manuel, God bless him, played blues guitar, providing the rhythm and the grounding I needed not to completely implode.

Manuel has just released a new CD. It's a pearl. Like him. Give it a listen.


GooglePlay
Amazon
ITunes (Spain only)

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April 10, 2018
On Being an Instrument of Peace

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Another instrument of peace

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March 31, 2018
Doing Something That Matters?

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Website that matters
Workshop that matters

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March 30, 2018
Enjoy Every Day

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March 27, 2018
What Do You Practice?

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The Pleasanton Express, a Texas newspaper just quoted Prem Rawat -- an inspiring quote about the power of practice.

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March 24, 2018
21 Quotes on Appreciation

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1. "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Theresa

2. "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart

3. "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James

4. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward

5. "I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate." - Elbert Hubbard

6. "Celebrate what you want to see more of." - Tom Peters

7. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Cicero

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March 22, 2018
I Came Here to Be Inspired

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Illustration: gapingvoid.com

An inspiring website
What you get when you google "inspiration"

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March 17, 2018
AMAROO EXCERPTS: 9/19/16

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9/19 video excerpts on TimelessToday

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Michael B Wood
Ira Meyer
Thom Adorney

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March 13, 2018
Unwavering Focus

Excellent TED talk about the power of unwavering focus and concentration.

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March 10, 2018
New Song from Geoff Bridgford

Geoff's website

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March 09, 2018
Mother Teresa Speaks

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"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones -- the ones at home."

"Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own."

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go."

"I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?"

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it."

TimelessToday

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March 04, 2018
Who Do You Need to Forgive Today?

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March 02, 2018
A Feeling That Defies Definition


Premlata from Nic Askew on Vimeo.

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February 19, 2018
A Bag of Small Red Berries

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Today, I was sitting in Mesa Grande, the cafe I most love to frequent in San Miguel, when I noticed an old, weathered woman entering the place. Dark skinned, wrinkled, and small, she was moving very slowly across the room, more like shuffling than walking, stopping at each table and attempting to sell whatever it was she was carrying in her gnarled left hand.

Averting my eyes, I felt myself withdrawing, not wanting to encounter yet another beggar of the day needing something else to survive, but she kept coming, pausing now and then to rest.

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February 09, 2018
I Exist As I Am

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February 04, 2018
Your Favorite Story?

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What is your favorite story of all time? And why?

TimelessToday

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