The Heart of the Matter
December 11, 2018
Change Through Peace Education

Prem Rawat's Peace Education Program (PEP) is making a profound difference in the lives of people everywhere -- prisoners, veterans, students, seniors, gang members, people in rehab, people in hospice, victims of war, and so many others who still believe that peace is possible.


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December 09, 2018
When People Are at Peace


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November 30, 2018


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.


"O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
Where there is sorrow, joy.

Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life."


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November 27, 2018
PEACE: The Most Practical Tool

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November 23, 2018
Three Yogis in a Cave


So there are these three yogis meditating in a cave. They've been there for ten years -- in total silence the entire time. Absolutely still. Absolutely focused. Living on air alone. Then one day, in the tenth year of their retreat, an albino mountain lion makes his way to the mouth of the cave and lets out a tremendous roar.

Ten years pass.

The first yogi twitches slightly, opens his mouth and says "WOW!"

Another ten years pass. Then the second yogi blinks, "Yeah, I know what you mean, brother."

Another ten years pass.

"HEY!" the third yogi bellows, "If you guys don't shut up, I'm moving to another cave."


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November 19, 2018
Carry a Lot of Matches


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November 18, 2018
Put the Glass Down

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No Mud, No Lotus


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November 12, 2018
Love Today

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November 10, 2018
Some Might Call It Dancing


Unspoken Word

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November 06, 2018
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

Continue reading "58 Inspiring Quotes on Peace"

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November 05, 2018
At World's End

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November 04, 2018
An Invitation for You


If you enjoy this blog, there is a good chance you will also enjoy my lesser-known Facebook group BEING A CREATOR ON PLANET EARTH. Simply put, it's a destination for anyone aspiring to create something new and wonderful in their life, no matter what form it takes -- a book, a business, a painting, a school, a cause, a change of life, a move, a CD, an invention, or whatever.

Most of us have "day jobs" and are dealing, all too often, with the density of the material plane. At the same time, there is something deep within us that wants to EXPRESS the ineffable or manifest a deep calling from our muse. That's why I started my little FB group. It's free. And most of the time, what I post will take you less than a minute to imbibe. Spread the word. The more, the merrier...

The Facebook Group
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November 03, 2018
They Are Still Laughing

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October 31, 2018
Find New Blessings!

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October 28, 2018
Words to the Wise

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Click here if you breathe
Click here if you know someone who breathes
Do not click this link

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October 25, 2018
Right Now

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October 16, 2018
Perceived Reality vs. Real Reality

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October 12, 2018
The Upturn Is Upon Us!

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October 11, 2018
THE WRITE STUFF (and you!)

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Greetings! Mitch Ditkoff, here -- author of Heart of the Matter for the past ten years. If you have been enjoying this blog and any other writing of mine, I invite you to consider contributing to my newly launched GoFundMe campaign -- my grassroots effort to create the support I need to write, edit, publish, and promote my next book. For me, at this time of my life, I am doing everything I can to create the time and space I need to write -- while taking care of my "day job" and other worldly responsibilities. Your contribution to my campaign will help me on my way. Yes, it will. Thank you, in advance, for whatever support you can provide. Click here for more info.

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