The Heart of the Matter
February 07, 2021
The First in a Series of Prem's Quotes on Self-Knowledge (excerpted from "Hear Yourself")

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Prem Rawat doesn't just talk about personal peace. He offers a practical way to access it. He calls this experience "self-knowledge" and it is the core of his message. What follows are excerpts from his new book that will help you better understand the nature of what he offers. As you'll note, after each excerpt, there is a question to reflect on -- a simple way for you to apply Prem's message to your own life. Enjoy!

"Gaining knowledge about the self is a process of discovery, of uncovering who we are."

What are you committed to discovering?

"I find there is a lot of confused intellectual noise around the topic of understanding the self, but the purpose of gaining self-knowledge could hardly be simpler; it's about us experiencing that refreshing clarity, deep fulfillment, and profound, immeasurable joy -- and many, many other wonders -- by being at one with the universe of peace within us."

What does "peace" mean to you?

"Every day brings a new opportunity for us to express ourselves -- a new blank page waiting to be filled. Self-knowledge can help us write something memorable, something joyful, something true to who we truly are. Something full of meaning."

What do you think "self-knowledge" is?

"Self-knowledge is a route to personal peace... Practicing it enables me to stay centered and grounded ... With Knowledge, there's no need to be anywhere else or think anything else. No need for an awareness of anything other than the sweet delight of being."

What do you already do to center yourself?

"Self-knowledge is like music -- as you start to understand yourself, you begin to hear the many beautiful sounds this life can play for you. It's as if your ears are becoming attuned to more and more frequencies."

What would you like to be more attuned to in your life?

"Only I can write the story of my life and only you can write yours. Each day we need to pick up our pen and write what is in our heart. Let the ink flow."

If you were going to write the story of the rest of your life, what would the title be?

"What's at stake when we allow our inner self to remain hidden -- when we live unconsciously? Well, we forsake the most precious thing we have: our experience of life itself. We can also suffer all sorts of mental and emotional pain. And we might also project our pain onto those we love, and on the world around us. Self-knowledge connects us with the opposite of all this: all that is good in us.”

Take a few minutes now to acknowledge some of good things about yourself

Prem's new book
12 Ways to Learn More About Prem Rawat's Message of Peace
An introduction to Prem's online course (PEAK)

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at February 7, 2021 03:57 PM

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