The Heart of the Matter
September 09, 2012
The Amaroo Diaries: Part 1

NOTE: I just found this diary entry of mine, written three years ago at Prem Rawat's Amaroo event -- a good reminder about the feeling of being in that very special place. Hope to see you there, in September.

Greetings from my tent at Amaroo. It's 9:10 PM and the jet lag is setting in, so if I fall asleep in the middle of this post, you will know why.

Today was a day of unpacking, settling in and just walking around with nowhere special to go. Seems like everywhere I went, I just happened to meet the right people at the right time without making any extra effort -- kind of like we were all actors in a play that required no script to know our cues.

Amaroo is the kind of place where it's easy to realize that everything is perfect just the way it is -- that there's no need to move any faster or slower than the rate at which you are already moving.

There's no hurry to get anywhere because you have already arrived.


One woman, at lunch, after sharing her bread and cheese with me, said a very interesting thing which is still ringing true eight hours later -- as the crickets, outside my tent, call to each other like they've being doing for millions of years.

She said that one thing she loves about being at Amaroo is that she moves at her own pace without the need to get anywhere special -- that wherever she is just happens to be the perfect place at the perfect time.

This, to me, describes at least a little of the impact of Prem Rawat's teaching.

It's all about being. Being who you are. Being where you are. Being present to the moment with whatever is happening.

Being rooted in the knowledge that peace is within you and that it's not only possible to be in this peace, but it's natural and easy, simplifies the whole game of life.

Looking inside replaces looking ahead.

Oh, by the way, even though I registered months ago for Amaroo, my name is not on the seating list. I waited on line and asked the seating lady, but she informed me I was not on the list and have no seat for tomorrow. At least that's the way it appears at the moment. We shall see in the morning....

Info about Amaroo, 2015

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at September 9, 2012 07:07 AM


Booth 28 so i am told, knows all seating arrangements,or not!

Posted by: Orla Forrest [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 9, 2012 01:59 PM

Keep us posted!!!

Posted by: jcarolinak [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 9, 2012 10:23 PM

Thanks Mitch

Posted by: Tomgan54 [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 10, 2012 09:43 PM

Thank you so much. I really need this. Enjoy

Posted by: Stellag1626 [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 10, 2012 09:50 PM

no seat
that is funny !
well obviously you got one from your other reports !
tell them to give you the seat for all the pwk not there
who want to be there that you share good fresh news with !
lol - should then be given a whole section :)

Posted by: janice [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2012 11:52 AM

Your running commentaries are like a refreshing shower right in the middle of a busy work day. This year is the year where I am most feeling a profound sadness at having to miss being in Amaroo. I can't tell you how much this"pattern interrupt" (as they say in NLP, neurolinguistic program), means to me. I am typing this with tears streaming down my face, as you, beautiful ambassador of Prem Rawat, gently infiltrate my day, just at the right moment, sharing with me just the right words. Thank you SO MUCH for serving Truth in such a beautiful way. You found the perfect "participation" opportunity, right where you are. I will do my best to do the same. Much love and gratitude to you, Mitchell, for serving as the channel for the "divine reminders" streaming from the teacher's words to me moment by moment........

Posted by: Joyce Gerber [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2012 11:06 PM

Mitch, thanks a lot! So beautiful to read about our teacher!

Posted by: Mike Yepes [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 14, 2012 11:58 AM

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