The Heart of the Matter
October 16, 2018
Perceived Reality vs. Real Reality

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October 12, 2018
The Upturn Is Upon Us!

Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation

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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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October 08, 2018


There is something within each and everyone of us that is timeless, universal, and divine -- a call from the great Beyond that is paradoxically fully present at the same time.

Continue reading "EXPLORING THIRST"

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October 04, 2018

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September 30, 2018
Beyond Words

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Inspired by the recent five-day event at Amaroo and being on the unexpected receiving end of Prem Rawat's kind words about my writing, I have decided to take it up a notch and offer my services to anyone who reads this blog and wants to get their story out into the world.

The deliverable will be a 1,500 - 2,500 word article that will capture the essence of what it is you want to communicate. The topics? TBD: A life changing experience you've had. A rite of passage. A contribution you are making to society. A message of wisdom you want to leave behind for your children etc. This is not public relations writing, but public elations -- the celebration of something of value that you want to express in a memorable, meaningful way. My role will include coaching, advising, strategizing, feedback, writing, editing, social media, and possible publication.

While I'd love to be able to offer my services for free, I am not in a position to do so. In other words, there is a fee.

Intrigued? Want to know more? Email me and I will respond.


The Sprice of Freedom
A Beginner's Guide to Helping Orphans
Monika's Story

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September 26, 2018
VIDEO: Glowing Memories

For anyone who is faced with the lost of a loved one...


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September 21, 2018


GOOD NEWS! In honor of the International Day of Peace PeaceCast, is now LIVE -- steaming inspired peace-themed videos in both English and Spanish. Hats off to Michele Spinella and her team of highly dedicated volunteers to put out such a positive message of peace during these particularly troubling times. Please spread the word. Let your friends, neighbors and family know. PeaceCast's livestreaming will continue until September 22nd, 8:00 pm EST.

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September 20, 2018


Every once in a while, something happens in my life that blows my mind, opens my heart and brings me back to square one -- though I am not all that sure about the geometry. Maybe it's a circle or a trapezoid I am being brought back to. Like the birth of my two children, for example. Or the time I almost drowned. Or just about any interaction I have with Prem Rawat.

I'm not exactly sure HOW this stuff works, but whenever I'm around him, everything gets amplified. The playing field expands and the experience I have takes on a proportion way beyond the normal scope of things. You know, "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto."

Anyway, two weeks before the recent Amaroo event in Australia, I received an email -- along with everyone else on the Amaroo mailing list -- informing me that Prem was going to be answering some questions at the event and that if I wanted to submit one, all I had to do was respond to the email. Simple.

My first thought was "ain't gonna happen."

First of all, I didn't have any questions. And second of all, even if I did, the chances of Prem choosing my question were slim to none, given all the other questions likely to be submitted. Probably thousands. That rather arbitrary conclusion of mine last about a day. That's when a question, bubbling up from inside me, made it's way to the surface. "What are the three most important things you have learned about people -- and yourself -- since the time you first began sharing your message of peace?"

Continue reading "MY AMAROO QUESTION"

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September 17, 2018
Michelangelo's Reply


When asked how he created his iconic statue, DAVID, Michelangelo's response pretty much sums up my recent experience of the 5-day Amaroo event with Prem Rawat.

"I simply took away everything that wasn't," Michelangelo replied.

The statue, you see, was ALWAYS in the stone. All it took was the sure hand of a master sculptor to remove whatever was not the masterpiece. Simple? Yes. But not necessarily easy.

In my brief time here on planet Earth, I have never met anyone quite as masterful as Prem Rawat in the fine art of removing the unnecessary. Listening to him speak his truth in ways that are utterly enchanting, the inconsequential falls away and what remains is the Masterpiece -- who we truly are behind the stone surface of our lives.

And as if THAT wasn't enough, he provides a simple way for people to stay connected to this experience wherever they happen to be at the time.

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September 16, 2018
Amaroo Press Coverage


Nice press coverage of Prem Rawat's recent five-day Amaroo event in Australia.

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September 15, 2018
The Morning After

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Well... it's time to pack up and head for the airport after five extraordinary days with Prem Rawat. I'm not going to quote him, summarize his talks, or attempt to retell his stories. Out of context, something gets lost in translation and I don't want to misrepresent, in any way, his beautiful message -- which will be available, in the not-too-distant future, for viewing on For the moment, all I want to do is share a little bit of the FEELING that is bubbling up in my cells like the finest of champagnes.

Continue reading "The Morning After"

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September 03, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts: Amaroo, 9/8/15

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

PHOTOS #17 & #19: Chris Corbett

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August 28, 2018
The Nature of the Giver


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August 25, 2018
LIGHT UP THE WORLD: TPRF's Peace Education Program


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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:

Continue reading "One Person at a Time"

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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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