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May 26, 2022
Update on Hear Yourself


Here's an update on Prem Rawat's bestselling book, "Hear Yourself."

Just published on, the article includes information on how you can help get the word out, download the audio book version and/or give it away to friends.

To date, the book has sold 50,000 copies and is projected to sell 100,000 by the end of the year.

One of the extraordinary aspects of the book is how Prem Rawat cites a wide variety of movers and shakers since the beginning of time to help communicate the value of turning within to connect with personal peace.

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February 04, 2022
The Gift That Keeps on Giving


This just in from Carmen Queitsch, a woman who was given a copy of Hear Yourself, a few weeks ago by her friend, Kirk Laidlaw, when she lived on Salt Springs Island -- one of the Gulf Islands in the Salish Sea between mainland British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver Island.

Prem Rawat has changed me for the better. I noticed my behavior shift in a healthy direction after reading his book, "Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World". Each time I read even just a page or two paragraphs, I felt joy from his words. I felt energized and motivated.

Reading Prem's words, to me, was like having a slice of cheese cake. One bite fills your mouth with a sweet richness that's so cool and smooth you just want to put down the fork and roll your tongue around your mouth.

So, too, are his words.

I began to pick up Prem's book whenever my life was feeling hectic. I would go to my couch, red-faced with frustration, and open it. I would make my self read a paragraph or so just to see if I could calm down. And it worked. I was going through a time in my life when I knew I had to make some big life changes and reading Prem's words gave me the support I needed.

I took Prem with me to the airport recently. The airport was chaos and my travel companion was stressed. Prem's words had the same effect as they did at home. In fact, I had a moment of clarity then and there at the airport and I quickly became moved to tears. I pulled out a pen and a scrap of paper to write down what I had read.

"The journey to peace begins with the appreciation of the simplest, but most important thing we have -- our existence."


That trip was an emotional roller coaster for me and having Prem's book in my purse gave me comfort -- a sense of security. Now I keep my notes in my purse and my book at home (smaller purse).

I am forever grateful.

My favorite Prem words are "from gratitude to peace, from peace to gratitude", describing the connection with self. But I have so many juicy Prem nuggets to reflect on. They are written on different scraps of paper spread among my things. And whenever I come across one, I make myself pause long enough to read it and it resets my perspective.

Prem's words are so impactful for me that even a whiff, just a sniff of them, can bring me peace -- much like the smell of sweater of a loved one can bring you comfort and familiarity.


I am so very lucky that one brave and generous man decided to graciously and spontaneously give me Prem's book. Because it truly means everything to me. So thank you, Kirk. You have given me this amazing gift that keeps on giving and it changed my life. It certainly supported me while I changed my life. Thank you friend!

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January 31, 2022
Michael Bolton's Review of Prem Rawat's New Book


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January 30, 2022
A Review of Prem Rawat's New Book from Someone Who Knew Nothing About Him


NOTE: A few months ago, as an experiment, I posted a message on my Facebook page inviting anybody living in the US who wanted a free copy of Prem Rawat's new book (and didn't know much about him) to contact me. About 50 people responded, one of whom was Patricia Savitski, a woman I only knew from Facebook. A few days after getting her request, I shipped the book to her. Below is Patricia's review of the book.

"What a blessing of a book -- so enlightening and engaging -- a book with the genuine power to stir and comfort you at the same time as you pursue self-knowledge and learn how to free yourself from chaos and celebrate each breath.

Prem Rawat has given us a gift to treasure which I guarantee you will want to keep by your bedside to read and reread time and again.

Hear Yourself is a great reminder to think outside the box, be easy on yourself, and become acquainted with the light we often forget to hold, not just in ourselves, but in every living being.

Prem's book is a beautiful teaching about our pure potential to live life consciously. It was, to me, a kind of magic taking me by the hand and introducing me to myself in a most real way.

I am not new to mindfulness and spiritual teachings. I have had many teachers and have read many books, but I am new to Prem Rawat and the amazing way he communicates his message and takes people deeper into knowing the place within themselves where there is always calm. Being in touch with that calm place helps a person see everything around them with new eyes.

For me, reading Hear Yourself felt like a good, warm rain that feeds the earth and generates an electric wide-eyed freshness. It made me want to dance with gratitude.

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January 24, 2022
Prem Rawat Quotes


The quote above is one of many juicy ones from Prem Rawat's new book, "Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World." Here's a simple way to view and download others from the book. Simply scroll down the page until you find what you're looking for.

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January 13, 2022
PREM RAWAT: "Paint the Most Dazzling Version of Who You Are."

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"We've been given the opportunity to express ourselves -- to paint beautiful pictures with the strengths we have inside. Each new morning, we can choose to be the most fantastic version of ourselves. Ignore the numbers. Paint outside the boxes. Paint what's in your heart. Paint the most dazzling version of who you are." -- Prem Rawat, page 115 from his new book, Hear Yourself.

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January 11, 2022
The Wisdom Quotes of Prem Rawat's New Book: Part 1


Click here for a sampling of third-party wisdom quotes that Prem Rawat cites in his new book, Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World.

People quoted include: Albert Einstein, Socrates, Rumi, Isaac Asimov, Kabir, Marcus Aurelius, William Blake, Swami Vivekananda, Leo Tolstoy, Mike Tyson, Seneca, Mirabai, Brahmanand, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, and Lao Tzu.

These wisdom quotes are the first in a three-part series that will be published in in the next week or so.

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October 18, 2021


It has often been said that life doesn't come with an instruction manual, though some first-time parents, in major need of help, have been known to read at least a few books towards that end.

Wouldn't it be great if there WAS an instruction manual -- a book you could buy to help you figure out how to navigate all of life's twists and turns and everything in between?

Then again, it sure seems as if every religion, since the beginning of time, has published their own version of this proverbial instruction manual -- books we have come to refer to as scriptures, holy books, and divine transmissions. I, for one, am glad these books exist. I am. They have provided much comfort, guidance, and inspiration to millions of people around the world long before Starbucks existed. I even own a few of them myself -- the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Dhammapada, and Tao Te Ching.

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With the September 14th release of Prem Rawat's new book, Hear Yourself -- now a New York Times best seller -- mankind now has, as far as I can tell, the long-awaited instruction manual. And when I say "instruction manual", I am using that phrase very loosely -- more like an untangled knot than a meme, since HEAR YOURSELF, in no way, is intended to be an instruction manual -- you know, the kind with all those lists of what to do and what not to do -- any one of which that, if followed correctly (claims their authors) would be enough for readers to live their lives the fullest.

Sorry. Life is not a list to be followed. Not now. Not ever. It is an EXPERIENCE to be enjoyed.

I knew HEAR YOURSELF was the book for me on the very first page. That's where I found myself underlying just about every word and jotting down all kinds of notes to myself in the columns. Maybe it was when I began underlying my underlining that it dawned on me that this book was not only a great purchase, but one I wanted to give away to as many friends as possible.

Usually, when I buy a book I want to read it quickly. I mean, after all, I just bought it, right? And since the reason I bought it was to read it, the faster I consumed it, the faster I would benefit from its content, no?

But it was quite the opposite with HEAR YOURSELF. The more I read it, the slower I wanted to go. Like fine cognac, I wanted to sip and savor. Speed was not the goal. Nor was rushing through it. Nor "making progress" or completing it. I just wanted to enjoy each page -- each and every word on every page, every phrase and the extraordinary mix of stories contained therein, each a portal to the place I long to inhabit: This moment. Right here. Right now. Where I exist in full glory.

I think that if Hear Yourself WAS an instruction manual, (which it isn't), one of its guiding instructions would be to slow down, dig in, and savor this very moment. And, I might add, BE YOURSELF -- who you truly are -- a unique, creative, sentient, soulful human being.

Authored by Prem Rawat, a 63-year old peace educator, change agent, and wise one, HEAR YOURSELF is a total treasure -- a pearl... a gem... an open heart beating with the same universal life force that animates us all.

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