Buddha in Winter
This is the stone Buddha I pass on the way to my car buried in snow. He is not cold. He is not late. He just sits there, like he always does, reminding me of everything by doing nothing.
Photo: Evelyne PougetFebruary 27, 2012
Your Strength is in Knowing
IDEA for this post: Monika Winslow
IDEA for this post: Monika Winslow
February 25, 2012
A Sign of the Times
Prem Rawat on Premium Channel
it's time to stop waiting for a sign.
Waiting for what sign, by the way?
That everything is OK?
That you are being guided?
That love is what it's all about?
What you've been waiting for
is already here.
Always has been. Always will be.
You got it. You do.
It's where you are right now
And while there may be
many ways to "get there/here",
here's one that works for me.
Breath by breath.
If you didn't get a chance
to listen to Prem Rawat,
at the Long Beach Convention Center,
now's your chance
on Words of Peace Global's
recently launched Premium Channel.
Find out what
all the good vibes
are all about.
79 minutes worth.
"If there isn't the rain of gratitude on this field, it will remain a desert. If there isn't the rain of that deep, beautiful experience of being alive, then this field will remain a desert." - Prem RawatFebruary 22, 2012
There Is An Infinite Amount of Poetry
There is an infinite
amount of poetry
in every drop of water,
book of psalms
in each and every breath.
There is milk and honey everywhere,
milkmaids, magic, and gypsies
who steal your heart,
then give it back
ten thousand times infused
with secrets that will take
far more than a full moon
and a lifetime to decipher.
A Simpler Way to Get The Keys
WOPG's Global Peace Initiative (GPI) is happy to announce a new, simpler way for people interested in Prem Rawat's message to get The Keys (an engaging set of explanatory DVDs).
Historically, the process of getting Keys 1-5 has been a little complicated, requiring online registration and five rounds of back-and-forth shipping and handling.
Plus, even if you liked Keys 1-5, you couldn't keep them.
Now, with an easy-to-navigate, online ordering page, GPI is launching a new approach that will enable everyone to own a set of Keys 1-5, instead of going through the hassle (and expense) of borrowing them.
This program is first being rolled out in Canada and the United States and will soon be available in other regions around the world
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
1. Buy your own set of Keys 1-5, or purchase them individually here. (Canada and U.S. only for now).
2. When you receive the Keys, keep them for yourself or give them to a friend who is asking to learn more about Prem Rawat's message.
3. If you keep the Keys, view them at your leisure. You now own them.
4. If you give the Keys set to a friend, consider buying a replacement set so you can always have one on hand.
The process of asking for Knowledge (Key 6) remains the same.
The Benefits of This Approach
1. You get to keep Keys 1-5 so you can view them as often as you like -- whenever you like.
2. No registration or personal access number(PAN) is required.
3. The cost of buying Keys 1-5 as a whole set is less expensive than the total shipping and handling costs required by the previous online lending system.
4. The distribution of The Keys becomes more personal. Simple. Easy. Decentralized.
Alternate Methods for Obtaining The Keys
If the cost of purchasing or ordering online is not feasible for you, a Scholarship Program is available. The Keys are also available through volunteers in many local communities.
For information, contact WOPG Customer Service or call 855-367-9674February 14, 2012
February 13, 2012
Reboot, Refresh, Renew!
Sometimes, we all need
a fresh start,
a new beginning,
to wipe the slate clean,
or, to borrow a word
this piece is about.
on Words of Peace Global.
Clear the decks!
Begin again, now!
Cruising with Rumi
On a bone cold February afternoon,
23 miles from home,
in a car I leased three months ago,
sky outside turning the color
of old men's teeth,
I listen to Rumi, 800 years gone
from praising everything that breathed,
my heart racing with him
through towns with no name,
everyone love drunk and laughing.
Lights are flashing everywhere,
especially behind me,
like those that lit up Rumi's eyes,
no, more like red,
the kind that signal stop
and maybe I should slow down and pull over.
Rumi, on the 5 CD changer,
his monologue of love making perfect
sense, as I,
poised, tribal, and whole,
anticipate a large man of the law approaching,
and reach for my license,
not the poetic kind I prefer,
but the other one,
the one with the photo
no one will ever show their mother,
even as the uniformed man
standing tall by my door
beckons me slowly to roll down my window
and announces, like a small town accountant
wishing he was home for lunch with his wife,
which was 20 over the limit,
Rumi still holding forth
beneath an ancient Persian moon.
He had kind eyes, my sudden companion
in his well-pressed uniform,
kind eyes and a smile that spoke of long winters
keeping roads safe for travelers like me
who, somehow, must have missed the sign
about a mile back,
veiled, as it was, by that old willow tree
and the last few rays of light
finding their way past the steepest hill in town,
the one where all the kids go sledding,
eyes on fire,
kids, as far as I can tell,
who have never heard of Rumi,
the officer of the law,
(This poem, by the way, cost me $150).February 10, 2012
Prem Rawat Speaking to Lisbon's YPO
In 2011, Prem Rawat spoke about leadership and success to members of Lisbon, Portugal's Young President's Organization. Here is a three minute excerpt.
Thanks to Paul Bloomfield for the heads up.
Letter from an Inner Mate
February 07, 2012
Fit to Be Tied?
"The foolish man is always doing, yet much remains to be done. The wise man does nothing, yet nothing remains undone." - Lao Tzu
Start With Yourself
February 05, 2012
A Message for Dads Who Travel
Thirteen years ago I found myself standing in my closet, madly searching for clean clothes in a last minute attempt to pack before yet another business trip, when I noticed my 4-year old son standing at the entrance. In one hand, he held a small blue wand, in the other -- a plastic bottle of soapy water.
"Dada," he said, looking up at me. "Do you have time to catch my bubbles?"
Time? It stopped. And so did I.
At that moment, it suddenly made no difference whether or not I caught my plane -- I could barely catch my breath. The only thing that existed was him and that soulful look of longing in his eyes.
For the next ten minutes, all we did was play -- him blowing bubbles and laughing. Me catching and laughing, too.
His need was completely satisfied. His need for connection. His need for love. His need for knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that absolutely everything was perfect just the way it was.
Next time you're rushing out of your house for your next business trip, remember to STOP and catch the bubbles. Thirteen years later you won't remember the trip, but you will remember the bubbles.February 04, 2012
WATCH NOW: Prem Rawat in Miami
Watch Prem Rawat's presentation at the Jackie Gleason Theater, in Miami Beach, on January 22nd -- now featured on Words of Peace Global's premium channel.
February 02, 2012
"Make a difference this year. Of all the years you have been alive on the face of this earth, make a difference this year. Light up that lamp inside, because that's the only way there can be light on the outside."
- Prem Rawat
Good News from a Texas Jail