The Heart of the Matter
August 24, 2018
We Were Made For These Times!


What follows is an extraordinary call of the heart by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Not only is it worth reading, it's worth reading aloud -- so you hear it and feel it as well as see it. Then, you get to decide who you want to share it with -- and how. This is a piece of deep, soul-inspired, primal writing that deserves to travel to every corner of the Earth.

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August 19, 2018
Love Is the Bridge



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August 15, 2018
Revolution of Love

What I'm trying to do with my new book

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One Person at a Time


My teacher, Prem Rawat, is a marvelous storyteller. From what I can gather, he tells three kinds of stories: 1) Jokes, which are the shortest kind of story there is; 2) Classic teaching tales that have been told for centuries and; 3) His own, personal accounts of meaningful moments in his life. All three of these story genres pack a wallop. All three, delivered at the right time in the right way, have the potential to uplift, awaken, and inspire.

The following story, which I heard Prem tell years ago, has stayed with me from the moment I heard it. I continue to drink from its fountain, refreshed every time I do. It's a story about his father, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, a great Teacher of his time in India, and a few of his students:

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August 14, 2018
Breaking the Sugar Habit


Many years ago, in India, a young boy was obsessed with eating sugar. When he woke up in the morning, all he wanted was candy. After lunch, all he wanted was chocolate. And just before he went to bed, he would tiptoe to the kitchen and eat two big spoonfuls of sugar. No matter what his mother said to him or what she did, she could not break him of his habit.

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August 13, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts, 9/9/15

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Excerpts from 9/7/15
Excerpts from 9/8/15
Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation
Rawat Creations

AMAROO PHOTOS by Steve Brenman: #3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18

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August 10, 2018

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GOOD NEWS! My new book, Storytelling for the Revolution, is now available for downloading as an ebook from Amazon. $9.99. Paperback also available.

If you are interested in the power of personal storytelling to build community, open minds, transmit wisdom, and elevate the conversation on planet Earth, this book is for you.

The book website
11 Amazon Reviews
The media weighs in
A fun excerpt

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August 08, 2018

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Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation
Rawat Creations

Photographers: Michael Wood Thom Adorney
Illustrator: Lisa Dietrich

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August 02, 2018
What Do You Have to Say?


Well... what is it? Leave a comment below...

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July 30, 2018
What Have I Accomplished?

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As I dive deeper into the eighth decade of my life I find myself at a curious crossroads -- the intersection of WHO and WHAT, one of those strange intersections far out of town where the sagebrush rolls and the GPS signal is just out of range. Sitting in the front seat of my leased 2015 Honda, wondering how I gained the last five pounds, I ask myself a question highly unlikely to make me the life of the party: "Have I done anything of significance these past 70 years?

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July 25, 2018

Unplug from whatever you're doing, turn up the volume, and enjoy LOVE TODAY, the fourth song on Stuart Hoffman's soon-to-be-released CD, Shine Your Light. Video by the very talented Fernando Garcia. Lyrics by yours truly. Will be available for purchase on September 10th, in Amaroo. Also available as a Bandcamp download. Support the arts! Feed a musician! Celebrate music of the heart!

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July 13, 2018
When Your Enemy Becomes Human

Inspiring story, beautifully told, by a very committed woman with a timeless message for us all. Saddika and I have never met, but have recently become Facebook friends.

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July 09, 2018
A Different Kind of Wall

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A different kind of wall

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July 06, 2018
A Story of an Unforgettable Moment with Prem Rawat

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The following story is included in my just-published book, Storytelling for the Revolution -- one of 40 "moment of truth" stories in the book that have, embedded within them, the potential to uplift, awaken, and transform.

Two years ago, I travelled from Woodstock to Malibu to work with Prem Rawat, for a few days, on a project he was very passionate about -- the launch of his new enterprise, RawatCreations. More specifically, he was asking me to write about his approach to photography and the five photos he wanted to feature on his website.

The first of our meetings went well. We spent an hour talking about photography -- his early boyhood fascination for it, the conditions necessary for high level results, and his own nuanced creative process. Later that night, I wrote what I thought was a pretty good description of the ground we covered, and emailed it, fingers crossed, to his secretary.

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July 05, 2018
My New Book is Now on Amazon!


I am thrilled to announce that my new book, Storytelling for the Revolution, is now available on Amazon. If you are a fan of storytelling, insight, wisdom, love, choice, humor, learning, breathing, the human condition, or this blog, there is a good chance you will enjoy my book. Right now, only the paperback version is available. In a few days, the Kindle version will also be available. Click below for testimonials...
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The book on Amazon

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July 03, 2018
Prem Rawat, Amaroo, 9/10/15

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Excerpts from 9/7/15
Excerpts from 9/8/15
Excerpts from 9/9/15
Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation
Rawat Creations

AMAROO PHOTOS: Chris Corbett, #6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15

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June 24, 2018
On Forgiveness



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June 23, 2018
Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke


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June 21, 2018

Turn up the volume, go full screen, unplug from whatever and enjoy Stuart Hoffman's joyful new release, 1 Million Strong. It's inspired, spacious, anthemic, cellular, and brought to you by the same power that gave you breath and the appreciation of it. Give it up for the soulful, artful, playful composer, musician, and man about town going for it full tilt boogey! Stoooiiieeee!

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June 07, 2018


My long-time teacher, Prem Rawat, has been speaking to people, all over the world, about peace, for the past 48 years or so. He is always in great demand and his audiences, in India, have sometimes been as large as 300,000. So, when I found out, in 2010, that he was coming to my little village of Woodstock, NY, I was quite surprised -- especially since the biggest venue available in town, the Bearsville Theater, had a capacity of only 350 people. No matter. His is not a numbers game. He goes where the love is and there was a lot of love in Woodstock drawing him there.

A few days before he arrived, I received a phone call from a woman whose role it was to select the MC and the backstage security person for Prem's event. Since I had MC'd some of his events before, she thought it might be a good idea if I was available that day to MC the Woodstock event, but she told me she was also going to ask another person, Joan Apter, to be available, too, and then, on the day of the event, she would make her decision. The person, she explained, who was NOT chosen to MC would be the back stage security person. Our responsibility, she went on to say, was simply to show up at the hall an hour early and, at that time, she would tell us who was going to MC and who would do back stage security.


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