The Heart of the Matter
August 31, 2013
It's Never Too Late to Create!

Think you're too old to create! Think again. Here are some incredible examples to keep you on top of your game. Go for it! Click "full screen" (bottom right icon) for easiest reading.

The Creative Age

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August 30, 2013
The Stillness After Prem Rawat Speaks


After great performers come to the end of a performance, it is not uncommon for grateful audiences to give them a standing ovation. They clap, they cheer, they focus all their attention on the one who has just opened the door to magnificence. Think Pavarotti. Think Martin Luther King. Think anyone you've ever stood your ground for and loved.

What I find amazing is this is how Prem Rawat's presentations begin.

Before he utters a single word, audiences are on their feet, applauding. And when he's done? Pin drop silence.

Somehow, through his own unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight, he finds a way to bring everyone to a place of perfect stillness, back to the very beginning, where there is nothing left to do, but be.

When Prem Rawat is done speaking, I find myself barely able to move. I am stunned, pinned to the back of my chair by the invisible arrow of love. All dramas in my life disappear and there is no "me" left to applaud the end of the show.

What remains is a feeling.


Sitting in the afterglow of this man's communication of truth is a complete and total joy. Oh yes, I know I must move from my seat eventually. Oh yes, I know I will soon be walking and talking and asking someone to pass me the grated parmesan in that great little Italian restaurant just down the road, but now -- here in this sacred moment after he speaks -- nothing else matters.

I close my eyes and breathe. Then I open my eyes again.

I see people sitting. I see people standing. I see people wanting to linger just a little bit longer in this extraordinary state of arrival.

Some walk in silence toward the exits, eyes down, not wanting anyone or anything to distract them from the deepest of feelings welling up within them far beyond time.


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August 28, 2013
The Boy at the Gate

Brilliant new book by Danny Ellis, one of the most gifted songwriters and singers I have ever heard. I've listened to his 800 Voices more than 100 times and hear something new every time I play it.

Danny's website

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August 24, 2013
PeaceBeats WorldWide Webcast: 2013

Help celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21st.

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August 16, 2013
We Interrupt This Blog to Bring You the Latest From the Huffington Post


it's time to stop
and do nothing.
Here is little something
that emerged
from one of those
timeless times,
just published
in the Huffington Post.

A 90 second video

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August 14, 2013
Peace Is a Feeling

Here is the second in a series of brief videos produced by TPRF to help promote the UN-sponsored International Day of Peace on September 21st. If your organization would like to partner with TPRF in an effort to help call attention to this important event, click here.

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August 05, 2013
One Way to Support the International Day of Peace on September 21st

peace_day_2013_square_150.gifIf your organization would like to partner with TPRF to help call attention to the International Day of Peace sponsored by the United Nations on September 21st, click here.

The process of becoming a partner is very simple and the impact your organization can have is immense.

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August 02, 2013
Where Is Peace?

Here is the next video in TPRF's Peace For People 2013 campaign. These videos can also be seen on TPRF's YouTube channel as well as the TPRF website. The first video in the series -- Peace is a Feeling -- was released on July 1 and has received over 17,000 views from 120 countries!

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August 01, 2013
What Is This Strange Forgetting?


What is this strange forgetting
that has taken hold of me lately --
this being unable to remember
that everything is
sacred, holy, and alive?
The absence of you, my Friend,
surely has something to do with it.
Your being gone has opened
a small hole in me,
a pinprick,
the kind blood brothers make,
but you are nowhere in sight.
Where are you?
Something is leaving me slowly,
there's a leak I cannot see.
A day's worth amounts to nothing,
a week's would barely fill a thimble,
but it's been months now without you
and I am starting to notice,
lurking like a stranger in my own shadow
and sleeping just a little too long.
Hey! I've got an idea!
Why don't you cross the universe today,
take a left at Alpha Centuri
and show up unannounced at my door.
That would be very cool,
I can't wait to see
the looks on the faces of my friends
who have been so diligently reminding me,
these past few days,
that you are already here.

Excerpted from Full Moon at Sunrise

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