The Heart of the Matter
July 31, 2015
PeaceCast is Coming!


If you are a regular reader of this blog, there is a good chance you are committed to the pursuit of peace -- peace on the inside (your own well-being) and peace on the outside (a world that works).

If so, you will likely be inspired by PeaceCast, a global webcast scheduled for September 21st (the International Day of Peace), that will celebrate people's efforts around the world to make peace a reality.

Good news, in other words.

PeaceCast is a curator of user-friendly content on the subject of peace -- short videos in multiple genres (i.e. spoken word, music, documentary, dance, poetry, politics, humor etc.) that opens minds and opens hearts.

Submissions are open to anyone. Got something to say/sing/dance/, click here and make your effort to share it with the world.

Weekly updates on PeaceCast will be appearing on Heart of the Matter from now until September 21st. So keep tuning in.

PS: Last year, more than 870,000 people logged onto to PeaceCast, now entering it's fourth year. Spread the word. Let your friends and family know, so this year even more people will jump on board (which is way better then jumping overboard, eh?).

Let's all give peace a chance!

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I Pray at the Altar of Your Lips


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July 28, 2015
Johnny Simonello Needs Our Love and Support. How Can You Help?


Dear Friends:

I just received the following message from Johnny Simonello, a beautiful brother of mine and so many others in Los Angeles and around the world. Johnny needs our help. If you can respond to his request please do. We are all in this together!


"Friends, family and other interested parties, I have a personal request for support, prayer and healing.

In October, 2014, I was diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer and had surgery in December to remove it. Recently, I have been informed that the cancer has returned and is Stage IV, currently located in my lymphatic system.

I have enrolled in a treatment study that will take at least a year, which will leave me pretty much inactive during that time.

I can really use any support, prayer, and healing energy you can send my way. I will need help paying rent and bills while I am in treatment. BTW, It has been my inability to cover my expenses that has been the most stressful and emotional part of this journey for me, even though I know, in my heart of hearts, that all will be provided as needed. It is challenging.

One hundred friends giving $100 dollars each is my hope and goal.

Please send whatever you can via PayPal by using my phone # or my email address:

Mail: John Simonello, 17908 Hatton Street, Reseda, CA. 91335

Thank you for your Love and Support, Johnny

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July 24, 2015
Amaroo in September


If you have received the techniques of Knowledge, as taught by Prem Rawat, and are interested in attending the Amaroo event, in September, click here for more info. If you've already attended past Amaroo events, you know how awesome they are. If you have never attended, maybe this is your year. Lean into it. Give it a shot. Where there is love and longing, anything is possible...

Excerpts from the 2012 event

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July 15, 2015
Prem Rawat in Baltimore

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A few people asked me for a report on what Prem Rawat talked about, on July 12th, in Baltimore. Since I did not take notes, I cannot share any excerpts. That being said, here are some impressions of mine:

1. He is a very happy man.

2. His main message: everything you need is inside you.

3. If you want to experience "heaven" later in life, experience it now.

4. He is neither religious or spiritual. He is free.

5. He has an extraordinary ability to uplift, inspire, and awaken.

6. He has an extraordinary sense of humor.

7. I think the reason why he seems to move so quickly between humor and seriousness has best been described by Peter Ustinov who said: "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious."

8. He is, at once, extremely modern and extremely ancient.

9. It's up to each one of us to experience peace within ourselves. It's not about going to a mountain top or monastery or pilgrimage. It's about accessing the gift we already have.

10. The people I met on the street who attended the event were all radiant, present, and exceedingly alive.

Prem Rawat video (not from Baltimore)

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July 02, 2015
On Letting Go


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Welcome to Mitch Ditkoff's blog about what's really important in this life: Peace, gratitude, love, joy, clarity, and the effort required to wake up and smell the roses. Enjoy!

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