Don't Go Without, Go Within!
December 27, 2011
What Lens Are You Looking Through?
December 26, 2011
Thanks to Mac Knowles for the heads up.
A World of Peace Inside
December 25, 2011
Merry i-Christmas! December 23, 2011
Whatever path you follow, whatever religion you believe in, whatever your philosophy of life may be, this sweet video is a great reminder for all of us to come from a place of simple kindness. Happy Holidays!
Thanks to Monika Winslow and Shem Cohen for the heads up.
More kindness here
You Are the Music
December 17, 2011
It's All Within
December 16, 2011
Virtual PeaceCards, Real People
Tis the season to let people know
you love them,
or at least like them,
or if not like them,
then at least let them know
you're thinking about them.
We're talking free, baby.
Real love (or like)
Send a peacecard today.
See what happens.
Or doesn't happen.
One thing is for sure:
we all need to express our love
a lot more than we do.
Shower the people you love with love,
as James Taylor reminds us.
Singing For Someone Else's Supper
December 09, 2011
It's Really Very Simple
December 08, 2011
The Purpose of Life
Questions and Answers with Maharaji
Informative Q&A video of Maharaji (aka Prem Rawat) talking with Indian engineering students. (In Hindi with English subtitles).December 07, 2011
Finding the Miracle
A few years ago I was invited to MC an event at the Shrine Auditorium, in LA, where Maharaji was going to be speaking. While I was totally thrilled to be asked, I was also totally terrified -- convinced I was the wrong choice and would be a huge disappointment.
Doing my best to ignore the sorry state of my mind, I flew to LA, hailed a cab, and made my way to the hall.
Though I was clearly not at my best, I went through the dress rehearsal, reviewed the announcements, said hello to old friends, and figured I'll find my groove after I had time to meditate.
I didn't. It got worse.
People were wishing me well, but I was in a well -- a well on the moon -- and the air was extremely thin.
A few hours passed. I took my seat. I took a breath. I studied the announcements one more time and waited for my cue to go back stage.
The cue finally came and I took my new seat, now in the wings, listening to the sound of the hall filling up with thousands of people waiting to see Maharaji.
The backstage manager, both focused and relaxed and clearly noticing I was neither, explained the event would start in five minutes. I was still, shall we say, not on top of my game -- hoping the building would catch on fire -- anything to get me out of there.
"Two minutes!" the backstage manager announced.
Now I was in BIG trouble. In two minutes I'd be walking the plank and I WAS NOT READY. My eyes were open, but my heart was not.
And then, with 90 seconds to go, two extraordinary things happened that I will never forget.
First, I remembered something Maharaji said years ago -- that human beings had two choices: to go through life gnashing their teeth and waiting for it to be over -- OR saying YES to life and enjoying the moment.
I chose the moment. I said YES. I embraced it all.
The second thing? I heard a few lines of Daya's Find the Miracle being piped into the hall.
Somehow, I found the miracle. I found the place of peace inside me. Everything that had been weighing me down, only seconds before, evaporated in a heartbeat. Poof! Gone! Now, all that was left was a spacious feeling of joy, love, and gratitude. I was home.
"Three, two, one" said the backstage manager, holding his fingers high in the air just in case I didn't hear.
I breathed. I stood. I walked to the podium and began...December 06, 2011
Just in Case You're Interested
For those of you are intrigued by Prem Rawat's message, I'd like to direct your attention to some resources that will give you more of a sense of what it's all about. In a time when too many people are down, deflated, and depressed, this man is showing a simple way to access what's real, joyful, and timeless within the human heart.
A FEW SIMPLE WAYS TO FIND OUT MOREDecember 02, 2011
Tis the Season to Be Giving
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has just launched its 10th Anniversary Holiday Campaign in an inspired effort to create more grass roots support for its much needed humanitarian endeavors such as Food for People, the Peace Education Program, and various forms of humanitarian aid. The goal of the Holiday Campaign is a simple one: 100 new donors contributing $10 (or more) per month.
Think about it. That's two capuccinos... or one night at the movies -- not much of a sacrifice, but more than enough to help support people in dire need.European Parliament Welcomes Back Ambassador of Peace
Against a backdrop of international uncertainty, including riots in many European cities, government change and continued unrest in the Middle East, an audience of institutional representatives and members of the European Parliament joined academics and business people from more than 25 countries to explore the most pressing issues facing Europe and the world today: peace and well-being.
Prem Rawat was the keynote speaker.December 01, 2011
I This, I That
You may have an iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTouch, but do you know who (or what) the "I" really is -- the essence at the center of your life without which you wouldn't be alive to own all this cool technology delivering content at warp speed? Are YOU content? Do you have a way to make the shift from the Information Age to the Golden Age without waiting to be reborn in some imagined future century when life on planet Earth (you think) will be way more evolved than now?
Simply put, it matters far less what apps are on your iPhone than what love is in your heart. At least that's what "I" think. Speaking of which, Rene Descartes had it backwards. It's not "I think therefore I am." It's "I am, therefore I think."