The Heart of the Matter
September 30, 2013
Some Might Call It Dancing


Excerpted from this book

Huffington Post coverage

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September 28, 2013
Prem Rawat and Jeremy Gilley Video Now in the Huffington Post


Click here for the newly published article, in the Huffington Post, about the inspired work of peace activist, Jeremy Gilley, and the 28-minute video of his revealing conversation with Prem Rawat about peace, life, anger, and what it really means to be a human being.

Words of Peace
Peace One Day

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September 27, 2013
An Experiment in Gratitude

Prem Rawat on Gratitude

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September 21, 2013
A Conversation Between Jeremy Gilley and Prem Rawat

This is an extraordinary video. Peace Activist and Founder of Peace One Day, Jeremy Gilley, has an animated conversation with Prem Rawat. Their exchange is deep, revealing, inspiring, and very timely. If you are interested in the topic of peace, this one's for you.

Words of Peace Global

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September 20, 2013
Running Up and Down the Aisles


One of the good things about having a living Teacher is that often he/she says something that goes in so deep it becomes a kind of radioactive isotope of truth -- radiating from the inside out, forever.

One particular moment like this happened for me a few years ago. I was at an event where Prem Rawat was speaking and, in a very casual way, he used a modern image to make a very ancient point.

He was talking about the phenomenon of impatience and likened the human condition to being a passenger on a jet plane traveling at 650 mph, but running up and down the aisles trying to get there faster. Nailed!


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September 18, 2013
Time to Thunderclap for TPRF!


TPRF is actively promoting the UN-sponsored International Day of Peace on September 21st. To help get the word out, TPRF is using a cool, new social media platform called "Thunderclap" -- and you can help.

Here's why this matters:

Social media is an easy way to say something, but it's a difficult way to be heard. Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. It allows a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks.

By boosting the signal at the same time, Thunderclap helps a single person create action and change like never before. You don't need a huge following for a successful Thunderclap.

Here's How YOU Can Be Part of TPRF's Thunderclap:

1. Click here
2. Then click on the Facebook button.
3. Read the text of the automatic post.
4. Click on "Add my Support"

You can also go back and promote TPRF's Thunderclap via Twitter or Tumblr using the same process. It only takes a minute.

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September 17, 2013
PeaceBeats Host Michael Nouri

Here's a very heartfelt, simple, and straightforward message from Michael Nouri -- the host of PeaceBeats Worldwide Webcast on September 21st -- about what peace means to him.

More support for the International Day of Peace

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September 16, 2013
Give Peace a Chance on 9/21


What are you doing on September 21st? If your answer is "I don't know," you may want to check out PeaceBeat's 48 hours of inspired, streaming video.

Hosted by international film and television personality Michael Nouri, PeaceBeats will be presenting a wide variety of juicy, peace-themed videos, featuring a very special interview with Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat conducted by Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley.


The webcast begins and ends at the International Dateline starting at the stroke of midnight in Auckland, New Zealand, and ending at midnight in Honolulu, making the webcast available any time, anywhere in the world during Peace Day!

"People everywhere want peace," Nouri explains. "They desire it; they appreciate it; and that's what we're showcasing in the worldwide webcast. We're looking at expressions of peace from popular culture, listening to peace advocates and activists, and streaming videos submitted by people around the world."

"Peace is so much more than the absence of war," Nouri continues. "It's a feeling each of us can experience inside, and people around the globe are putting it into action in their own lives, expressing it creatively through the arts, and volunteering to help their fellow human beings. That's what the Worldwide Webcast is all about."

Check back here in a day or two for a complete listing of the PeaceBeat's lineup.

If you want to help sponsor the webcast

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September 15, 2013
PeaceBeats WorldWide Webcast Coming Soon!

Get ready for the PeaceBeats world wide webcast on September 21st. This is an inspired effort by some inspired people to support the inspired message of the UN-sponsored International Day of Peace. As soon as the program schedule is announced, it will posted here.

PeaceBeats website
TPRF Peace for People

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September 13, 2013
There Is a Fabulous Underground Club Not Far From You


There is a fabulous underground club
not far from you
where all the ecstatic musicians,
since the beginning of time,
are playing -- eyes on fire.
They speak a thousand different languages,
but understand each other completely,
having endured long winters,
several times a day,
with no one near enough to listen
or bring them tea.
None of this matters now.
Here in this cave of pure delight,
calling on muses spinning in great circles around them,
they are free,
holding a high note, together,
in perfect harmony,
like the hand of God.


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September 11, 2013
May I Stay Here Forever


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A sneak peak

PS: The book does not include these graphics, only poetry

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September 05, 2013
Brand New Day

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September 04, 2013
Big Doings in Ecuador

130605_Peguche_stadium_mk_815.png On June 5th, 2013, an unforgettable celebration of peace took place at the International Peace Festival in Otavalo, Ecuador.

After receiving invitations from the District Director of Education and the Mayor of the Imbabura Province, Prem Rawat arrived in Otavalo and delivered a rousing address in the foothills of the breathtaking Imbabura Mountains. He spoke about the possibility of every human being to live in peace and clarity, saying:

"An unhappy king cannot make his citizens happy. An unhappy father cannot make his family happy. And this is how it is in the world. What do you practice? Whatever you practice, you will get very good at. If you practice peace, you will get good at it. If you practice clarity you will get good at it. Only that person who knows how to receive a gift will truly understand the value of that gift. Accept this gift of being alive. Accept this gift of having peace within you. And watch your life change."


After the event, spirits were high as the people of Otavalo expressed their immense gratitude for Prem Rawat's visit and spoke of the profound need for his message of peace in their lives.

The Mayor captured the collective feeling when he commented, "I believe that this is what has been missing in this world. We need to start thinking about our inner selves, so we can understand where we want to go."

My interactions with people at the event were coursing with enthusiasm and passion for the message, the festival atmosphere only enhancing the level of enthusiasm. I feel that the event was a milestone in the lives of many and that it will inspire great things in Otavalo.

-- Rose, freelance reporter

NOTE: If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the entire event on The Premium Channel or purchase it for your home collection.

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September 02, 2013
Stopping War on the Inside

Here's a lucid and inspiring 97-second video, produced by TPRF, in support of the UN-sponsored International Day of Peace on September 21st. Please forward this to your friends and neighbors. With all the drama going on in Syria and other global hot spots, there's never been a better time for this powerful message to go viral.

More on TPRF's Peace for People 2013 campaign

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September 01, 2013
Anything Is Possible

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AWAKENING for Words of Peace from Josep M. Civit on Vimeo.


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