The Heart of the Matter
August 21, 2017
Your Feedback is Humbly Requested

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." -- Peter Ustinov

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The author of this blog (that's me, folks, Mitch Ditkoff) is thinking about launching a new blog that features the healing, inspirational, and heart/mind-opening properties of humor. In a day and age when there is way too much separating people, nations, religions, and spiritual paths, I am exploring ways of finding common ground via the power of humor and laughter (what some pundits describe as "the universal language").

Towards that end, I am asking you to take three minutes now to respond to this poll, which highlights the potential content of the new blog I am dreaming up -- ClownChakra.org. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to share your feedback with me.

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August 19, 2017
We Go High!

Announcing the world premiere of WE GO HIGH, Jill Katz and Friends' new anthem to world peace. Enjoy! And please consider posting the link on FB and other social media sites. We very much need peace-themed counter-programming during these challenging times of ours. Yes, there is darkness. But there is also light. And, inspired music with a meaningful message helps bring the light.

In what ways can YOU and your friends do something to help inspire peace -- both inner and outer?

The We Go High website
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58 inspiring quotes about peace

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New Releases from Timeless Today

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Here they are
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August 16, 2017
Prem Rawat Excerpts from Amaroo

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Amaroo Photos: Chris Corbett #3, 6, 19, 23
Photo #12: Ira Meyer

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August 09, 2017
58 Inspiring Quotes on Peace

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"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha

"There is no path to peace. Peace is the path." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." - Dalai Lama

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August 05, 2017
PeaceCast TV Accepting Submissions Until August 7th

PeaceCast.tv, an inspired online media channel, is now accepting peace-themed video submissions for their September 21st livestream in honor of the International Day of Peace. Got something inspiring to share with the rest of the world? Go for it! Deadline: August 7th.

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2015 Highlights

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Why I Am Flying 27 Hours to Amaroo in September

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On September 7th, I will travel 27 hours to Amaroo (Australia) to spend five days with Prem Rawat and 3,500 other people at an outdoor celebration of love.

When I tell some of my friends, they look at me as if I've gone off the deep end. "Why?" they ask. "Haven't you seen him enough in the past 46 years? Don't you already know what he's going to say?"

Their questions all make sense. Logically speaking, that is. But my experience of seeing and listening to him, live -- especially in Amaroo for five days -- is not a logical thing. It's a love thing. And love is not always logical.

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August 02, 2017
INSIDE PEACE Launches a $25,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

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The fine folks who created the award-winning documentary, Inside Peace, about the extraordinary impact of the Peace Education Program in a Texas prison have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to take the project to the next level. Click here for more details and to make a donation.

Inside Peace Trailer

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July 30, 2017
Poetry of the Heart

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July 29, 2017
ON BEING YOURSELF: 25 Powerful Quotes to Contemplate

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"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are." - Lady Gaga

"Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love." - Rumi

Continue reading "ON BEING YOURSELF: 25 Powerful Quotes to Contemplate"

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July 27, 2017
Peace Education in California!



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July 23, 2017
The Gift

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July 21, 2017
A Question to Contemplate

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July 18, 2017
The Unsubscription Phenomenon

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I can almost always tell when someone is going to unsubscribe from this blog of mine. A fascinating phenomenon, indeed. I feel, sometimes, like Dylan when he went from folk to electric. Oh well, life is not a popularity contest. Nor, in the end, does it matter how many fans or followers I have.

Maybe the goal is to get down to ZERO -- like those times when I call my voice mail and the little digital lady tells me I have no messages. The teenager inside me is always a bit disappointed. "Really? No messages? Doesn't anyone care?" The little Zen monk inside me is brewing tea and laughing his ass off...

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July 17, 2017
The Two Wolves

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One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

"One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Prem Rawat excerpts: 4/10/16
Prem Rawat excerpts: 4/9/16

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July 15, 2017
Five Seconds of Heaven

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July 13, 2017
HAFIZ: Becoming Human

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"Once a man came to me and spoke for hours about 'His great visions of God,' he felt he was having.He asked me for confirmation, saying 'Are these wondrous dreams true?'

I replied, 'How many goats do you have?'

He looked surprised and said, 'I am speaking of sublime visions and you ask about goats?'

And I spoke again, saying, 'Yes brother -- how many do you have?'

'Well, Hafiz, I have sixty two.'

'And how many wives?'

Continue reading "HAFIZ: Becoming Human"

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July 10, 2017
There's a Saint Louis, Missouri, Why Not a Saint Francis?

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If you happen to be feeling overwhelmed at the moment, unappreciated, neglected, ignored, unloved, unsettled, diminished, disappointed, disillusioned, disgruntled, or just plain dissed, the following words from Saint Francis -- spoken over 800 years ago -- may be just what the doctor ordered.

By the way, you don't have to be a saint to get the value. Just a human being.

Continue reading "There's a Saint Louis, Missouri, Why Not a Saint Francis?"

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July 09, 2017
Timeless Today in da House

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New releases

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July 03, 2017
What a Wonderful World!

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