Mozart on Love
nor both together,
go to the
Love, Love, Love.
June 27, 2009
These Two Universes Walk Into a Bar
June 24, 2009
Wright Brain Thinking
OK. Break time. Park your left brain and get into your right. I mean Wright, as in Steven -- a truly funny fellow I once ran into while jogging on the streets of New York City.
If the following jams your mind, good. You've been thinking too much anyway. Like I said, it's time for a break...
"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
"I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side."
"For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out."
"I bought some batteries, but they weren't included."
"I intend to live forever. So far, so good."
"I like to reminisce with people I don't know."
"I invented the cordless extension cord."
"I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second."
"If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?"
"What's another word for Thesaurus?"
"I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter."
"I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly."
"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering."
"I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn't have to go so fast."
"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"
"I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance."Give Up Anger, Fear, Guilt, and Doubt
June 21, 2009
Entering the Sweepstakes
When I was a kid I used to enter Sweepstakes all the time.
Here's how it worked: I'd be flipping through one of my parent's magazines when I'd see a huge, double-page spread with lots of smiling people having just won a NEW HOUSE! or a LUXURY YACHT! or a FABULOUS VACATION FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
I couldn't believe my eyes.
I mean, how difficult was this going to be? All I had to do was fill out that little magazine form or write "Burry's Chocolate Chip Cookies" on a "reasonable facsimile" 3x5 index card.
And the fine print said I could enter as many times as I liked. Dude, how could I possibly lose?
Oh, that feeling of walking to the mailbox and dropping in my stack of 25. And even if I didn't win, second place was a cool $50,000. God was good.
I never won a thing.
In a curious way, this LIFE AS A FABULOUS SWEEPSTAKES concept has had its hold on more people than just me as an 11-year old.
From what I can tell, lots of my fellow earthlings keep filling out those 3x5 index cards and dropping them into the mailbox -- but instead of "Burry's Chocolate Chip Cookies" they're writing "Soul Mate" or "Financial Security" or "Drop Ten Pounds.'
OK. So there's nothing wrong with entering contests. But it's not the contests I'm talking about. It's the belief that there's something to win that's going to improve our life in a truly meaningful way.
Here's the deal, Monte:
You've already won the SWEEPSTAKES! And that big OVERSIZED CHECK with all those fabulous zeros after the "1" -- is actually being delivered to your front door every moment of the day.
All you have to do is answer the knock.
Really! I'm not kidding. You've already won! Sail on that yacht!June 18, 2009
What You Are Looking for is Within You
"There is more to life than you can ever imagine. What you are looking for is within you and, if you want to find it, I can help."
-- Prem Rawat
Pretty simple, eh?
You're looking for something (peace, love, fulfillment) and there's this person named Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji) who says he can help you find it. Hmmm...
No charge, no club to join, no secret handshake.June 16, 2009
How Precious Life Is!
Watch this extraordinary video about an 11-year old boy who not only remembered a past life of his, but blew everyone away with hard-to-deny proof. Open your mind and your heart to the possibility.
And half way around the world: Unmistaken ChildJune 15, 2009
VIDEO: The Perfume of God
This is absolutely stunning, exquisite, buoyant, alive!June 14, 2009
TPRF Awarded 4-Stars for Excellence
According to Charity Navigator, "Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization excels, as compared to other charities in America, in allocating and growing your finances in the most fiscally responsible way possible."
Congratulations to all the fine folks at TPRF for their commitment, integrity, and high standards of service!June 12, 2009
Lao Tzu Speaks
"The foolish man
is always doing,
yet much remains to be done.
The wise man does nothing,
yet nothing remains undone."
Words of Peace Global.org launched!
This just in! A beautiful new website, www.wopg.org, featuring the message of Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji) has just been launched.
Elegantly designed, easy to navigate, the site has something for everyone: excerpts of his talks set to music, webcasts, Words of Peace TV listings, photos, news reports, downloads (video, audio, music, print), updates on humanitarian initiatives, poetry, interviews, info about The Keys, and a very cool photo gallery of people who've attended Maharaji's events.
There's also a great feedback feature that allows you to offer suggestions about the site and/or vote on other people's suggestions.
Here's how the site describes Prem Rawat...
Prem Rawat is a man of singular vision and clarity. He is a teacher with a core message: the peace people are looking for is already within.
He has dedicated his life to the dissemination of this message and has spoken in person to millions of people on six continents.
His words are translated into many languages and are now accessible in most countries via TV broadcasts and video, in print and online.
Whatever the language or the medium, the message remains the same: there is a very practical way of getting in touch with the peace that already exists within each person, and world peace begins with individual peace.
Words of Peace Global
Sample of downloadable pdfs:
Love Is Simple
June 05, 2009
Knock Knock Knocking on Heaven's Door
As I write this, I am sitting in the home of my 94-year old father, in West Palm Beach, Florida. His house is new, but his body is not. "Like a worn out car," he tells me ten minutes ago as he sorts through his evening pills, looking for just the right combination to help him make it through the night.
Riding on the fumes of my own imagined immortality, I'm sitting at his kitchen table, cotton swabs, like yarrow stalks, everywhere.
His oxygen comes from a machine, his caregiver from an agency. He tells me the same stories I've heard a hundred times before, but tonight I do not interrupt. He needs to talk... and I need to listen.
I ask him about the happiest day of his life. "The birth of my two children," he says. I ask him to tell me the name of his father's father, but he cannot remember.
He tells me he wants to cry, but can't.
Sleeping pill swallowed, teeth removed, he invites me to his bedroom to watch the ritual of his night-time aide adjusting the tubes and the pillows beneath his swollen feet. He tells me in a raspy voice, "I want you to see what lies ahead."
He takes another breath. Barely.
I have no idea how I will die. Or when. I have no idea if my loved ones will be there with me or someone from the night shift. All I know is this: No matter how old, decrepit, or alone I may be at the time, I will die a happy man.
How do I know this? Simple. I've already experienced what I came here for. I won't try to name it here, because I can't. But suffice it to say, it's the source of all love, all peace, and all gratitude.
And the one who revealed it to me can reveal it to you.
I want that for my father, at 94. I want him to feel it -- to let go to the power of love.
At this stage of the game, it's a long shot he will, but what do I know? God can enter at any time. Grace can change a life in a heartbeat.Being Shown the River Where the Fish Are Swimming
It has been said that it is better to teach a man to fish than to give him a fish.
And yet, how much better would it be to show a man the river where the fish are swimming?
This has been my experience of what Maharaji does.
If you're thirsty, he takes you down to the river where the cool waters of life, filled with all those fabulous fish, are flowing.June 04, 2009
The Paradox Supreme
Here is the paradox supreme:
What you want you have
and what you have you want.
What you call the path
is merely the way to this understanding.
Do not worry about the next step.
You have already taken it.