The Heart of the Matter
January 28, 2009
VIDEO: Alive (and very, very well)

Thanks to Lucka Koscak, on Facebook, for forwarding this link.

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January 24, 2009
Raising the Bar for Teamwork

If you are committed to accomplishing extraordinary results, chances are good that you will need to collaborate with others.

Your ideas and dedication, no matter how wonderful they might be, will never be enough by themselves. It takes a village.

Most people's experience of being on a team is less than ideal, filled with frustration, power struggles, and the belief that it's just not worth the effort.

OK. Those days are over. No matter how disappointing your experience of teamwork may have been in the past, it's never too late to turn things around. And it all begins with AWARENESS -- tuning into what's actually going on with your team.

Intrigued? If so, click here and take Heart of the Matter's online TEAM REALITY CHECK poll. In two weeks, I'll post the results here -- a way to spark new possibilities about what you and the rest of us can do differently to radically increase the effectiveness of our teams.

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January 23, 2009
VIDEO: Family of Love

Sweet video/slide show featuring photos from Amaroo and the singing of Alan Thomas.



Thanks to Hakan Lars Holmkvist for creating the video and Sonja Clegg for forwarding it, via Facebook. (PS: I am now on Facebook).

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January 22, 2009
VIDEO: Quest for Joy

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January 20, 2009
NEW WEBSITE: Man of Peace

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If you are looking for a lucid, well-written, visually compelling, online bio of Maharaji, click here.

A team of people from Canada, Japan, and Australia have recently produced the first ever biographical website on Maharaji's work in the world, spanning the last half-century.

The site includes lots of cool photos, testimonials, videos, links to introductory websites, FAQs, press releases, web media, excerpts of Maharaji's talks, and some interesting essays by people enjoying his gift of Knowledge.

If you know anyone wanting to know more about the roots of Maharaji's work in the world, Man of Peace would be a good site to recommend.

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January 15, 2009
VIDEO: Real Italian Food

Maharaji in Corleone and Palermo: July, 2008


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January 12, 2009
VIDEO: Get to Know the Peace That Is In the Heart

A rockin' music video (3:39)

Thanks to Matt Miller for forwarding the link

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January 10, 2009
VIDEO: What Is Maharaji's Role?

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January 08, 2009
MOVIE TRAILER: Slumdog Millionaire

Ta da! A first for The Heart of the Matter -- a movie review! (What's next? Recipes?) Slumdog Millionaire is a fabulous movie. Inspiring. Moving. Funny. Deep. Poignant. And original. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll eat popcorn. Love saves the day!

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January 05, 2009
Two By Rumi

"To the eye is sometimes given a glimpse of vast beauties, a taste of perfection, but only enough to leave the heart impossibly lonely."


"Dragons flying into starlight. This is how true human beings cut the rope and come to me."

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January 02, 2009
Bob Dylan On Life, Truth & Being Real

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The history of planet Earth is the history of truth telling -- or at least the attempt to do so. Since the very first cave painting, people have been trying to communicate essence, meaning, and the timeless.

The messengers have been many: Masters, saints, philosophers, poets, artists, children, and songwriters just to name a few. Here's a sampling of what Bob Dylan has added to the conversation:

"If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail. If you are not true to your own heart, you will fail."

"I was born knowing the Truth. Everybody is. Trouble is, they get it knocked out of them before they can walk."

"Who cares about tomorrow and yesterday? People don't live there. They live now."

"After you go for a certain number of years, you realize, hey, life is kind of short...and you might as well say the way you feel."

"We all want to stop time."

"The highest form of song is prayer."

"I never wanted to be a prophet or savior. Elvis maybe."

(On the start of his career...)
"I stood on the highway during a blizzard snowstorm, believing in the mercy of the world and headed east. Didn't have nothing but my guitar and suitcase."

How about YOU? What do YOU have to say?

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