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March 16, 2024
"What Ever Happens, Don't Stop Being Thankful for Being Here"

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November 17, 2023
Paint Outside the Boxes

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"Weve 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

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August 28, 2023
Quotes on Longing


All of us long for something -- the almost insatiable thirst of the spirit for union, expression, and the experience of love beyond words. What do you long for?

"There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing." - Kahlil Gibran

"This hunger is better than any fullness; this poverty better than all other wealth." - C.S. Lewis

"We are homesick most for the places we have never known." - Carson McCullers

"Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations." - Albert Einstein

"Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?" - Greta Garbo

"Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined. And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed." - Rumi

"If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that life." - Anna Freud

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." - Bertrand Russell

"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them." - George Eliot

"Only longing can fill with more of itself." - Virginia Woolf

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great." - Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

"We all have an old knot in the heart we wish to untie." - Michael Ondaatje

"Longing is like a seed that wrestles in the ground." - Emily Dickinson

"The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it." - Gail Godwin

"You must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth." - Cicero

"Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God." - Ramakrishna

"The longing for light is the longing for consciousness." - Carl Jung

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June 30, 2023
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March 25, 2023
On Simplicity


"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -- Confucius

"If you can't explain it to a six-year old, you don't understand it yourself." -- Albert Einstein

"It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials." -- Bruce Lee

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Leonardo da Vinci

"The more simple we are, the more complete we become." -- August Rodin

"Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple." -- Pete Seeger

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." -- Socrates

"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." -- Lao Tzu

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -- Albert Einstein

"Simplify. Simplify. Simplify." -- Henry David Thoreau

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." -- Frederic Chopin

"The less you have, the less you have to worry about." -- Buddha


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June 22, 2022
A Song Being Sung


Soon coming! A new song by Stuart Hoffman, Stephen Rivera, and yours truly. That and the back story of how the lyrics came to be quite unexpectedly.

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May 02, 2022
Prem Rawat on Self-Knowledge


Prem Rawat doesn't just talk about personal peace. He offers people a practical experience of how to access it within themselves. He calls this experience "self-knowledge" and it is, quite simply, the core of his message. In the months to come, will be publishing a wide variety of compelling content that will make it much easier for you and the other 7.9 billion people on the planet to understand what self-knowledge is all about and how you can experience it for yourself. What follows are selected excerpts from Prem's new book, "Hear Yourself", that further elaborate on this most fascinating topic.

"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."

"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."

"Self-knowledge is like music -- as you start to understand yourself you being 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."

"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. 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."

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

"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."

"Allowing self-knowledge into your life can bring challenges. For some, it requires that they go against the flow of their social or professional situation. Family, friends, and colleagues can be suspicious and dismissive. We can find ourselves surrounds by those who believe there's nothing to the inner world, and they're often keen to keep sharing their opinion with us."

"Great pleasure and progress can come from our interaction with the world, but it's only one part of who we are. For someone to say, 'There are two worlds -- outer and inner -- and they both matter to me...', well, that requires courage. It takes a brave person to say, 'My mind and my heart can be at peace with each other.'"

"As a human being, your peace, clarity and goodness emanate from your heart. You have an inner power generator, an inner source of light, an inner sanctuary of calm -- and you take all this with you wherever you go."

"Understanding how to connect with that place of peace inside and feeling gratitude for it: this is called Knowledge, and it's something we all can learn. What is learning? It's experiencing the gift of life in a new way."

"Some people can take the journey of self-knowledge alone; others benefit from guidance. There are many teachers and speakers in the world; if you need a little guidance now and then, find the person or people who feel right for you. Having someone there with you -- someone who truly understands the self -- can be reassuring. They can point the way in the dark."

"It's not my place to tell people what they should or should not be; I'm here to offer reminders that we're blessed by the miracles of existence, and to help point the way towards inner peace. Only you can decide if that's the direction you want to go. Only you can decide if this is the route you want to take to get there."

"My father, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, once expressed the role of the teacher of self-knowledge through a wonderful metaphor. He talks about the Master, which is what people often call their main teacher, especially in India. Here's what he said""

Knowledge, they say, is like a sandalwood tree, and the Master like a breeze. The entire sandalwood tree is filled with fragrance, but even if it wanted to give it's fragrance away,it could not. Yet, when the breeze blows, it carries the fragrance to the whole forest. As a result, other trees become as fragrant as the sandalwood tree. In the same way, the entire world, could be fragrant with Knowledge.'"

"I learned about self-knowledge at the feet of my father, quite literally. When I was a child, I would sit on the stage when he spoke, and I'd listen to what he was saying and to the questions people asked. That's how I came to understand that we are born with everything we need to experience peace, but the busyness of everyday life can obscure those strengths within."

"Over the years, I have learned that understanding cannot be put into somebody; we must accept it for ourselves. To do that, we need to be open to what's new. If you have an empty water glass and a bottle containing water, you must place the bottle above the glass and let gravity draw down the water. Water cannot flow upward into an empty glass. Knowledge cannot flow from an open heart into a closed mind."

"Often people will want to question everything about self-knowledge with their head. Exactly how does it work? How can I be sure it's working for me? What is the proof? In other aspects of life, smart questions like this can be helpful, but you can only really learn about yourself through experience, not theory."

"Sometimes we need to let go of thinking -- there's a time for believing and a time for knowing."

"If this book and the PEAK program resonate with you, there's also an option to learn some practical, but powerful techniques of self-knowledge. These should help you tap into your inner strengths and take your focus from the outside to the inside. It's these techniques that my father taught me.. when I was six years old."

"In my experience, the techniques are best passed on from person to person. They are something precious that should be learned from someone who truly understands them."

"The key that unlocks the door to a deeper sense of consciousness is your thirst for self-knowledge... It's like learning a language: you must have that curiosity and driver to begin with, then follow up with the determination to practice. Knowledge is the language of the self."

"There are often great expectations attached to gaining self-knowledge and peace, too. 'When I have peace, this is what it should feel like. When you have peace, this is how you should act.' So go the expectations. I suggest a different approach; feel your thirst, explore self-knowledge, and allow whatever happens next to unfold naturally."

"Having a strong connection to inner peace has been an incredible blessing in my life -- through the good times and the rough times. For me, it doesn't matter what problems I have or what's happening in the world; when I cross that threshold and connect fully with my self, all concerns vaporize. And this is the possibility for every human being; to be in that place where the heart sings and they simply enjoy the music of being."

"I often speak about the clarity that comes from self-knowledge because it can transform how we feel about ourselves and how we encounter life."

"Self-knowledge can enable you to develop a set of inner instruments connected to your true self. And that's where you find your reality. That's where you truly get to orient yourself."

"Once, when I was talking to people who were learning the techniques of Knowledge, a man said, 'I feel afraid.'
'Afraid of what?' I replied.
'I can't let go: I can't get into this feeling.'
'Why?' I said. 'You are only turning inside. Don't be afraid of yourself. Fly!'

"Turn within, and you can fly far within yourself. Turn within, and the noise of the world settles into silence, enabling you to listen to the divine music of now. Turn within, and you will hear yourself. Begin!"

Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World
12 Ways to Learn More About Prem Rawat's Message of Peace
An introduction to Prem's online course, PEAK

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February 18, 2022
A Word to the Wise

"I can help you know yourself like you have never known yourself before." - Prem Rawat

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October 06, 2021
Catch the Trade Winds


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September 06, 2021
Be a Human Being


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February 18, 2021
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May 01, 2020
It's Time for Patience


Patience is defined as the ability to bear provocation, misfortune, or pain without complaint, loss of temper, or irritation -- the knack for going beyond restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.

Well, then, what better time to practice patience than now, during these challenging days of the Coronavirus? If you've had enough of social distancing, self-isolation, lockdown, and quarantine -- guess what -- you get a chance to explore what patience is really all about. If you have a few minutes to spare, take a look at what some very wise souls have said about this most important topic:

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." - Lao Tzu

"It's not imagination on my part when I say that to look up at the sky, the clouds, the moon, and the stars make me calm and patient." - Anne Frank

"The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience." - Dalai Lama

"Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength." - Bruce Lee

"Don't cross the bridge until you come to it." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these." - George Washington Carver


"It's not that I'm so smart. It's just that I stay with problems longer". -Albert Einstein

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?" - Rumi

"The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others." - Erik Erikson

"All good things arrive unto them that wait -- and don't die in the meantime." - Mark Twain

"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Aristotle

"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Genius is eternal patience." - Michelangelo

"A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else." - George Savile

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

"Patience is the only true foundation on which to make one's dreams come true.' - Franz Kafka

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

"Other people can't cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don't make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness." - Lama Surya Das


"Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you." - Swami Vivekananda

"One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life." - Chinese proverb

"Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent." - B.C. Forbes

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." - Robert Schuller

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." - Carl Jung

"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." - Saadi

"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching it, not by smashing the egg." - Arnold Glasgow

"Patience is passion tamed." - Lyman Abbot

"And sure enough, even waiting will end... if you can just wait long enough." - William Faulkner

"I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me." - Louise Hay


"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace." - Victor Hugo

"Patience has its limits. Take it too far and its cowardice." - George Jackson

"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it." - Thomas a Kempis

"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle." - Lao Tzu

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

"What's coming will come and we'll meet it when it does." - J.K. Rowling

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its own unhurried pace." - Brian Weiss

"A boxer derives the greatest advantage from his sparring partner -- and my accuser is my sparring partner. He trains me in patience, civility and even temper." - Marcus Aurelius

"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. - Corinthians 13:4-5

"Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait." - Martin Luther King

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"Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom." - Alice Walker

"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" - William Shakespeare

"He that can have patience can have what he will." - Benjamin Franklin

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy

"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die. Than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." - Julius Caesar

"All great achievements require time." - Maya Angelou

"Patience is the key to contentment." - The Prophet Muhammad

"To lose patience is to lose the battle." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there was only joy in the world." - Helen Keller

"Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul." - Francis Bacon

"If I have done the public any service it is due to my patient thought." - Isaac Newton

"I'm patient." - Michael Jordan

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace." - May Sarton

"Patience doesn't mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that's unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with." - Sharon Salzberg

"Have patience with all things. But, first of all, yourself." - St. Francis

In what ways can YOU be more patient during these challenging days of the Coronavirus?

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February 04, 2020
Think About It, But Not Too Long



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January 16, 2020
The Question of the Day


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April 28, 2019
Being Human


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April 14, 2019
The Gift of Passion

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February 13, 2019
What Is Wisdom? Who Is Wise?

All people, at sometime in their lives, aspire to be wise. But what is wisdom, really? I don't know. But here's what some sages, throughout the years, have said about it. Food for thought and beyond thought for you to contemplate.

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." - Aristotle

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling." - Carl Jung

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought." - Basho

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." - Shakespeare

"All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take root in our personal experience." - Goethe

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." - Isaac Asimov

"Any fool can know. The point is to understand." - Albert Einstein

"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them." - Paulho Coelho

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom." - Lao Tzu

"The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." - Socrates

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix

"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise." - Maya Angelou

"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." - Gandhi

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." - Socrates

"This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond." - Rumi

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." - Albert Einstein

"A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise." - Buddha

"There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart." - Charles Dickens

"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." - Marcel Proust

"Wisdom is knowing I am nothing. Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two, my life moves." - Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children." - Kahlil Gibran

"Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only the sayings of the wise will remain." - Kabir

"I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have." - Plato

"Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeates all things." - Heraclitus

"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody." - Benjamin Franklin

"To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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February 12, 2019
When I Grow Up...

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February 07, 2019
The Students of Prem Rawat Speak


Six years ago, I posted the following question on Facebook: "If you are a student of Prem Rawat, what would you say is the one thing you've heard him say, over the years, that has had the most impact on you?" What follows is a sampling of the responses I received:

"Let me show you what is keeping you alive." - Daniel Light

"Everyone knows the drop is in the ocean, but very few know that the ocean dwells in the drop." - Jan Buchalter

"Peace is the perfume of God." - Stuart Hoffman

"Water the root." - Jennifer Boire

"Be true to your own heart." - Julia Howe

"Everything you need for complete fulfillment is inside of you. The thirst is within and the quenching is within. We are each complete!" - Alla Rogers

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"Peace is already inside of you, and I can help you get in touch with that." - Paul Pilcher

"Peace on Earth begins within you." - Sharon Blatt

"Be true to this breath." - Tim Hain

"The angel you are looking for is you!" - Sally Richman

"Peace is as close as your breath." - Linda D. Miller

"Be a true human being, the one who is filled with kindness, who's filled with love, who's filled with peace, who's filled with joy. And to know this, you need the knowledge of the self." - Cintra Hardy

"I can help." - Michael Taylor

"Belief is like an unlit candle. When you light it, it transforms into knowing." - David Klamph

"Wherever one spark of this Knowledge goes, it hits and makes it perfect. Perfect." - Jane Bennett

"Love the love like it's never been loved before." - Larry Lustbader

"Trying to describe this experience, this self-knowledge, is like trying to describe a mango. The only way to know a mango is to taste it." - Joyce Gerber

"Let me introduce you to you." - Gabriele Regan Gfeller

"Life is a one-seater car." - Jule Kowarsky

"Enjoy your life." - Fran King


"It is not the words. Peace is a feeling." - Jan Scoular

"Many ask me are you a guru or a guide or a friend. The way I like to see it is I just hold up a mirror, keep it nice and shiny so you can see just how beautiful you truly are!" - Jeff Schreiber

"This is not a path of suffering." - Marcia Loft

"Everything you are really looking for is already inside of you." - Claudio Pollero

"Give me your love and I will give you peace." - Otto Vlach

"There is an ocean of joy and there is an ocean of sadness." - Stella Neary Sharpe

"An ocean of love is inside of you." - Rita Rubin Long

"Don't be a victim of circumstance. Be a human being." - Maggie Flannagan

"You get good at what you practice. Practice peace and you get good at that!" - Sigrid Eleonora Ariana

"Let your heart embrace you." - Cindy Lategan

"Live, live, live until there is no more." - Josephine Leslie Jackson

"Go in peace. Stay in peace. And come back in peace." - Kathy Sisler Soffer

"Longing is a beautiful experience." - Celia Jennings

"You are going to die." - Sharon Jeffers

"When you die, they will ask you two questions: 'Did you find peace?' and 'Did you help others find peace?'" - Bill Slater

"What you are looking for is within you." - Lucinda Brown

"Come closer." - Bhatta Sagar

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"And I want you to be among the very few who know." - Maryvonne Louise Segalen

"You are not a human doing. You are a human being." - Maggie Flanagan

"Knowledge. Understanding. These are the only things that can remove uncertainty from this life so that I can begin to welcome what tomorrow is." - Denise Cartwright

"Find the friend within. This is a friendship that can last forever." - Kim E. Scott

"You wear peace well." - Annie Tresidder

"If you don't like the altitude you're flying and it's too bumpy, change it. If you don't know how to change it, I can help you with that." - Sylvia Flyer

"Just do it." (way before Nike said it). - Alan Roderick-Jones

"It is what it is." - Buffy Black

"Remain in holy company." - Mimsy Bouret

"Meditate. This Knowledge will give you peace." - Geraldine Larson

"Be still, be very, very still, and let peace find you." - Paula Rosenblum

"Can you do this? Of course. Of course." - Helen M. Waters

"Know the infinite that resides in you." - Monika Winslow

"Thirst is everything." - Christy Hodgson

"Be free of concepts." - Mary Foxen

"You cannot bring in the light by scooping out the darkness." - Evee Danneburg

"Just stay on the boat." - Rainer Poulet


"We get good at what we practice. So when we practice anger, we get good at that, but if we practice peace, then we get good at that." - Glenna Dumay

"Come to me and I will give you peace." - Joseph Rosenblatt

"You are the Angel that can solve your problems." - Laura Perez Velasco

"The only thing you have not done is accept, accept what is." - Janet Bloom

"You are greater than the sum of all your successes and failures." - Liz Westbyrd

"I can show you." - Howard Luckman

"Stay in the boat. Sit back and relax. That's all I ask. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride." - Joy Winnel

"It is all within." - Alaya Love

"Knowledge is your best friend. It's the sword that cuts clean the ambiguity." - Anna Luthi

"Come home." - Candice Wilmore

"Alan." (It's just my name, but of all the profoundly inspiring and helpful things I've heard him say, that one word meant the most to me. No one has said it with more love and respect). - Alan Roettinger

"Don't leave. If you can't express yourself here, where are you going to be able to do it?" - James Eartheart

"I will love you if you meditate or if you don't meditate." - Tara Lee Planett

"You are looking for peace, and peace is looking for you. Be still and let the peace find you." - Larry Mergentime

"The infinite resides in the finite." - Nikolaj Krarup

"You become good at what you practice." - Johan Drejare

"Feel the gratitude." - Melissa June Burnand

"A day without practice is a day wasted." - Asandra Lamb

"Even in your darkest hour I will not abandon you." - Teresa Wooldridge

"25,500 days." - Craig Klawuhn

"To get what you want without wanting is surrender."- Jan Herbert

"One second of being clear can save you a lifetime of being miserable." - Frieda Hill

"Practice." - Chris Cantrell

"Peace is within inside." - Kathy Lorenz

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink (but you can put salt in its food)." - Chris Hamerton

"You are capable, valuable, and loved." - Louise Amm

"Be grateful you are alive." - Joyce Czarny

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January 28, 2019
Amadeus in the House


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December 26, 2018
Mother Teresa Speaks


If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be Kind Anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends, and some true enemies; Be Successful Anyway.

If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you; Be Honest and Sincere Anyway.

What you spend years creating, others may tear down overnight; Create Anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous; Be Happy Anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow; Do It Anyway.

In the final analysis, it's between you and God; It Was Never About You and Them Anyway.

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November 18, 2018
No Mud, No Lotus


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October 28, 2018
Words to the Wise

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Click here if you breathe
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Do not click this link

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October 16, 2018
Perceived Reality vs. Real Reality

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August 28, 2018
The Nature of the Giver


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August 19, 2018
Love Is the Bridge



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June 24, 2018
On Forgiveness



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May 18, 2018
That's Why This Precise Moment is Called "The Present"

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March 24, 2018
21 Quotes on Appreciation


1. "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Theresa

2. "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart

3. "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James

4. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward

5. "I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate." - Elbert Hubbard

6. "Celebrate what you want to see more of." - Tom Peters

7. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Cicero

8. "Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower." - Goethe


9. "The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them." - G.K.Chesterton

10. "Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune." - Sam Walton

11. "Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." - William Makepeace Thackeray

12. "Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least." - Anonymous

13. "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." - Seneca

14. "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

15. "I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement." - Charles Schwab

16. "You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink." - G.K. Chesterton

17. "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

18. "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong." - John Ruskin

19. "There are two things people want more than sex and money -- recognition and praise." - Mary Kay Ash

20. "Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." - Margaret Cousins

21. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." - Buddha

Big thanks and a flying chest bump to Val Vadeboncoeur for finding these great quotes.


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March 22, 2018
I Came Here to Be Inspired



An inspiring website
What you get when you google "inspiration"

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March 09, 2018
Mother Teresa Speaks


"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones -- the ones at home."

"Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own."

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."

"Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go."

"I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?"

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it."


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February 09, 2018
I Exist As I Am

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January 31, 2018
The Wisdom of Mohammed

On Februay 12th, I will begin a month long residency at Al Siraat College, an Islamic school in Melbourne, Australia -- working with the Founders, faculty, students, teachers, and parents in an effort to help the school meet its ambitious goals. Then, I will return for another month, in September/October, after Amaroo. Of all the spiritual traditions in the world, I know the least about Islam. But that is just about to change. From time to time, I will post updates here and some real-life stories. For now, enjoy these pearls of wisdom from the Prophet Mohammed.

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November 15, 2017
You Want a Miracle?

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July 29, 2017
ON BEING YOURSELF: 25 Powerful Quotes to Contemplate


"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are." - Lady Gaga

"Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love." - Rumi

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Bernard Baruch

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." - Martha Graham

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." - Allen Ginsburg


"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you." - Lao Tzu

"About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all." - Rita Mae Brown

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to -- letting a person be what he really is." - Jim Morrison

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin

"Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy -- the joy of being Salvador Dali -- and I ask myself in rapture: 'What wonderful things is this Salvador Dali going to accomplish today?'" - Salvadore Dali

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton

"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!" - John Lennon

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - e.e. cummmings

"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." - William Shakespeare

"When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." - Pablo Picasso

"Our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not." - Andre Gide

"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory." - Jim Carrey

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July 23, 2017
The Gift

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July 21, 2017
A Question to Contemplate

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June 10, 2017
Marvin Gaye Speaks!


What's Going On

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May 27, 2017
The Supreme Art of the Teacher

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May 25, 2017

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"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." - Albert Einstein

"It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials." - Bruce Lee

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

"The more simple we are, the more complete we become." - August Rodin

"Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple." - Pete Seeger

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." - Socrates

"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." - Lao Tzu

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May 02, 2017
Security is Mostly a Superstition



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April 30, 2017
I Exist As I Am

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April 25, 2017
Read It and Leap!


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April 01, 2017
Happiness is the Holy Grail


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You Get More Beautiful

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March 31, 2017
Feeling Simplicity

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March 17, 2017
Anti-Complaining Medicine

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February 24, 2017
There's No Time Like the Present

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More good reminders
And some more

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February 12, 2017
It Rhymes with Rejoice



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February 11, 2017
The Timeless, Totally Terrific, and Tenacious Words of The Buddha


"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways."

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles."

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule."

"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."

"In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves."

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."

"Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace."

"All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?"

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February 08, 2017
Your Morning Wake Up Call




New releases
Review of Timeless Today

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February 04, 2017
Martin Luther King Speaks


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

"Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."

Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live."

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

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February 03, 2017
Buddha in da House!


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January 30, 2017
When People Are at Peace

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PeaceQuotes music/slideshow
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August 10, 2016
Ponder This for a Moment

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April 14, 2016
PREM RAWAT: Miami Beach, 4/10

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Prem Rawat: Miami Beach Excerpts, 4/9/16

Prem Rawat in four minutes or less
Words of Peace Global
The Prem Rawat Foundation

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February 01, 2016
Inspiration, Past and Present

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While it is absolutely true that the past is over, the future is yet to come and NOW IS ALL THERE IS, sometimes it's inspiring to reflect on sweet moments of inspiration. Here are some from Prem Rawat's five-day Amaroo event in Australia last September.

His new book, Splitting the Arrow

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December 07, 2015
It's Time to Tell Your Stories

Whatever path you walk... whatever teacher, mentor, master, or guide has helped you on your way, there's a real good chance you have some STORIES to tell -- personal recollections of memorable moments of truth that have profoundly shaped your life. Maybe you've told some of those stories to others, maybe not, assuming your stories weren't all that meaningful or no one really cared.


Well, guess what? Your stories ARE meaningful and people DO care. It's time to elevate the conversation, folks, and it begins with each and every one of us. What kind of stories will you tell?

A catalyst for you to tell YOUR stories

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November 24, 2015
Wisdom from the Dalai Lama


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October 16, 2015
Albert Speaks

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August 29, 2015
TRUST (sort of)


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July 02, 2015
On Letting Go


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April 10, 2015
Begin with the Children!


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April 06, 2015
Love and Peace are Eternal


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March 27, 2015
The Peace that is Within


The Peace Quotes Show

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March 16, 2015
All You Have to Do

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March 01, 2015
Deep Warmth at the End of February

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VIDEO: This Blooming Called Peace

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January 22, 2015
Lucille on the Ball


Of course, this begs the question: "What is the self?" HINT: It's not your personality, possessions, accomplishments, style, karma, ego, ideas, or what other people think of you. PS: The above graphic is included in the Valentine's Day show that Stuart Hoffman and I are co-creating. Hoping to post it here within the next 10 days, so you have something inspiring to send to your loved ones on February 14th.

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January 06, 2015
Question of the Day

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December 24, 2014
Twas the Night Before Isness


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All of the above quotes excerpted from YOUR MOMENT by Prem Rawat

Available on Amazon $11.45
Download eBook from $4.50
Book reviewed on Huffington Post
21 excerpts

All of the above illustrations and photos are from YOUR MOMENT, though the combo of illustrations and quotes have been done specifically for this blog post.

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November 09, 2014
Breath By Breath



- Lao Tzu


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October 08, 2014
Every Breath We Take


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October 05, 2014
Remember Your Humanity


Excerpted from this slide show

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October 02, 2014
Native American Wisdom


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September 24, 2014
PeaceQuotes Now on SlideShare

The PeaceQuotes slideshow is now posted on SlideShare. Simply click the right-pointing triangle (in the circle) below to view the show. Better yet, click the four arrows, bottom right, to view full screen.

Here they are in the Huffington Post
The inspiration to make this slide show
PeaceCast press release

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September 21, 2014
The Wisdom of Martin Luther King


This and many other messages of peace are waiting for you to view at PeaceCast -- a totally awesome livestream broadcast with many hours of uplifting content for your delight. Inspired by the International Day of Peace.

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July 17, 2014
The Real You


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June 27, 2014
Dr. Seuss on Caring


This slide and many other inspiring moments await you at TPRF's Annual Gala Benefit, in Westlake Village, CA, on July 20th. Still some tickets left. Click here for more info.

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May 21, 2014
Inside of Each and Every Breath


We are never more than a breath away from every thing we want and need in this life.

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April 29, 2014
TAG! You Are It!

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April 16, 2014
Something's Going On

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April 10, 2014
Hafiz Speaks


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March 28, 2014
Do You Have the Eyes to See?

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March 19, 2014
It's Right Under Your Nose

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March 09, 2014
The Divine is Touching Us Both

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February 25, 2014
Even Mightier Than the Pen


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February 20, 2014
The Core of Your Being

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February 15, 2014
Limitless Possibilities

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January 27, 2014
NO ORDINARY BOX: 12 Excerpts

Here is a colorful slide show of 12 excerpts from Prem Rawat's new book, NO ORDINARY BOX. Enjoy!

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December 19, 2013
The Question of the Day

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December 15, 2013
You Are Magnificent

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Excerpted from NO ORDINARY BOX

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December 12, 2013
Two Quotes from NO ORDINARY BOX

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Excerpted from Prem Rawat's new book, NO ORDINARY BOX.
Painting: Lisa Dietrich

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December 02, 2013
Prem Rawat in Miami: MORE EXCERPTS

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Big thanks to Pat Barrett for submitting the excerpts
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Other excerpts from the Miami event

Words of Peace Global Facebook page
Words of Peace Global website
Online videos of Prem Rawat

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Prem Rawat in Miami: EXCERPTS

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Words of Peace Global on Facebook

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November 27, 2013
One More From Boston Twice

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More from the Boston Event
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November 15, 2013
The Miracle of This Moment



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October 31, 2013
Don't Let the Lamp Go Out!

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April 15, 2013
Who Can Wait Quietly?










Lao Tzu

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March 12, 2013
A Passionate Sense of Potential

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March 04, 2013
It's Time to Totally Go For It!


"This is the true
joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself
as a mighty one;
the being thoroughly
worn out
before you are
thrown on the scrap heap;
the being a force of Nature
instead of a
feverish selfish little clod
of ailments and grievances
that the world will not
devote itself
to making you happy."

- George Bernard Shaw

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February 02, 2013
A Wealth that is Priceless

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Excerpted from The Greatest Truth Of All

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January 27, 2013
It's About Awakening

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Excerpted from Amaroo, 9/14
Online videos of Prem Rawat
Schedule of Prem Rawat on TV

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January 26, 2013
Relax. Enjoy.

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Tell someone you love them

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December 06, 2012
Beyond Your Facebook Friends


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November 18, 2012
Prem Rawat in Johannesburg

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November 12, 2012
Prem Rawat in Mauritius

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Big thanks to Louise Roenn for gathering these excerpts.

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November 05, 2012
If You Have to Give Up...



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October 23, 2012
Be Brave!

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October 17, 2012
Practice Peace

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October 04, 2012
The Ancient (Motown) Message


Marvin Gaye tells it like it is

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October 03, 2012
You Have a Choice

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September 27, 2012
Listen to Your Heart

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August 28, 2012
The Wise Man Does Nothing


"The foolish man
is always
yet much
to be done.
The wise man
does nothing,
yet nothing

- Lao Tzu

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August 20, 2012
It's Really Very Simple

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August 19, 2012
A Word to the Wise

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July 22, 2012
What Prem Rawat Said in Chicago

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July 11, 2012
What Prem Rawat Said Tonight

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July 10, 2012
The Pressure's Off


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100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes to Innovate


No matter what path you walk, hop, skip, or jump, there's a good chance you will need to innovate if you want get your message out there. Here are some inspiring quotes to goose you on your way...

1. "I want to put a ding in the universe." - Steve Jobs

2. "Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead

3. "Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk

4. "If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong." - Charles Kettering

5. "Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

6. "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

7. "You can't solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level." - Albert Einstein


8. "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Miles Davis

9. "The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves." - Carl Jung

10. "There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

11. "If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think."
- Clarence Darrow

12. "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." - John Steinbeck

13. "To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act." - Anatole France


14. "It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas."
- Charles Peguy

15. "There's no good idea that cannot be improved on." - Michael Eisner

16. "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin

17. "We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything."
- Thomas Edison

18. "The best vision is insight." - Malcolm Forbes

19. "Genius is infinite painstaking." - Michelangelo

20. "Nothing will change the fact that I cannot produce the least thing without absolute solitude." - Goethe

21. "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, Love, Love. That is the soul of genius." - Mozart


22. "Swipe from the best, then adapt." - Tom Peters

23. "Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." - Robert Louis Stevenson

24. "You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence." - Carl Jung

25. "Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed." - Albert Einstein

26. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - Goethe

27. "Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble." - Zen proverb

28. "The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites." - Carl Jung

29. "We don't know who discovered water, but we're certain it wasn't a fish." - John Culkin

30. "I will act as if what I do will make a difference." - William James

31. "There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start." - Charles Baudelaire

32. "What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake

33. "Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream." - W.C. Fields


34. "99 percent of success is built on failure." - Charles Kettering

35. "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

36. "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." - Albert Einstein

37. "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

38. "The ultimate creative thinking technique is to think like God. If you're an atheist, pretend how God would do it." - Frank Lloyd Wright

39. "I start where the last man left off." - Thomas Edison

40. "Never confuse motion with action." - Ernest Hemingway

41. "The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child." - Thomas Edison


42. "No matter how well you perform, there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Sir Laurence Olivier

43. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

44. "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis

45. "The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away." - Linus Pauling

46. "Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." - Albert Szent-Gyorgi

47. "A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind."- Antoine Saint-Exupery

48. "Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn't do nothing." - Duke Ellington

49. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." - Wayne Gretzky

50. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki

51. "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George Patton


52. "The man with a new idea is a crank - until the idea succeeds." - Mark Twain

53. "A problem well stated is a problem half solved." - Charles Kettering

54. "The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." - Thomas Edison

55. "Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George

56. "The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development." - Alfred North Whitehead

57. "A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor." - Victor Hugo

58. "Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money." - William J. Cameron

59. "Systems die; instincts remain." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

60. "You will never find the time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." - Charles Burton


61. "Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission." - Peter Drucker

62. "One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

63. "The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." - Thomas Carlyle

64. "I failed my way to success." - Thomas Edison

65. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

66. "The way to succeed is to double your failure rate." - Thomas Watson, (Founder of IBM)

67. "Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze." - Peter Drucker

68. "The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present…the decline will be fast." - Peter Drucker

69. "You can only be as good as you dare to be bad." - John Barrymore

70. "No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered."
- Winston Churchill


71. "Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives." - Carlos Casteneda

72. "After years of telling corporate citizens to 'trust the system,' many companies must relearn instead to trust their people - and encourage their people to use neglected creative capacities in order to tap the most potent economic stimulus of all: idea power." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

73. "If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out." - Arthur Koestler

74. "If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself." - Rollo May

75. "Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have." - Emile Chartier

76. "There's always an element of chance and you must be willing to live with that element. If you insist on certainty, you will paralyze yourself." - J.P. Getty

77. "Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are just produced." - A.N. Whitehead

78. "Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys." - Sam Walton

79. "The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." - Albert Einstein

80. "Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction." - Pablo Picasso

81. "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." - Groucho Marx

82. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein


83. "Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way." - William James

84. "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." - Jonathan Swift

85. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Alan Kay

86. "If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it." - Gordon MacKenzie

87. "Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

88. "There is a vitality, a life force, that is translated to you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and will be lost." - Martha Graham

89. "We have approximately 60,000 thoughts in a day. Unfortunately, 95% of them are thoughts we had the day before." - Deepak Chopra

90. "Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not yet understood." - Henry Miller

91. "I refuse to be intimidated by reality anymore. What is reality? Nothing but a collective hunch." - Lily Tomlin

92. "Now that we have met with paradox we have some hope of making progress." - Niels Bohr

93. "Microsoft is always two years away from failure." - Bill Gates


94. "We've reached the end of incrementalism. Only those companies that are capable of creating industry revolutions will prosper in the new economy. - Gary Hamel

95. "If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied." - Alfred Noble

96. "I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it." - Steven Wright

97. "You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new." - Steve Jobs

98. "I am looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done." - Henry Ford

99. "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere." - Lee Iacocca

100. "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

Where I am focusing my innovation efforts

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July 02, 2012
From Clever to Wise


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June 15, 2012
Einstein on Mistakes



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May 27, 2012
When the Heart Is Full...


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April 12, 2012
Aspiration is Beautiful


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April 09, 2012
Who Are You?


"Who are you? Are you the sum of all your thoughts? Are you the sum of all your actions? Are you the sum of what other people think about you? Who are you? Who, exactly, are you?"

- Prem Rawat, Las Palmas, Spain, 3/18/12


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March 25, 2012
Now is the Moment


Such a great paradox:
All we have is now,
but now
is also eternal,
forever, always.
The past is gone,
tomorrow never comes.
It is always
this moment.
This breath.
A true Master knows
how to help others
enter into the now
and enjoy it.

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March 21, 2012
Four Words of Inspiration


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March 20, 2012
The Wisdom of Mark Twain



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March 14, 2012
Dance from Within


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Simply Put


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February 27, 2012
Your Strength is in Knowing

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February 07, 2012
Fit to Be Tied?


"The foolish man is always doing, yet much remains to be done. The wise man does nothing, yet nothing remains undone." - Lao Tzu

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February 06, 2012
Start With Yourself


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January 26, 2012
20 Awesome Quotes on Beginning


1."Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting." - Buddha

3. "Be willing to be a beginner every single morning." - Meister Eckhart

4. "All great ideas and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning." - Albert Camus

5. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

6. "Beginnings are always messy." - John Galsworthy

7. "When there is a start to be made, don't step over! Start where you are." - Edgar Cayce

8. "So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin." - W. Clement Stone

9."Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca


10."The beginning is the most important part of the work." - Plato

11."The beginnings of all things are small." - Cicero

12. "What's well begun is half done." - Horace

13. "Every exit is an entry somewhere else." - Tom Stoppard

14. "The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese Proverb

15. "No good ending can be expected in the absence of the right beginning." - I Ching

16. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King

17. "Beginning is easy -- continuing hard." - Japanese Proverb

18. "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." - Louis L'Amour

19. "The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette." - Henry Hoskins

20. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for locating these quotes

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January 11, 2012
50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility


1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

2. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll

3. "The Wright brother flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility." - Charles Kettering

4. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes

5. "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do." - Henry Moore


6. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!" - Walt Disney

7. "I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities." - Whoopi Goldberg

8. "What is now proved, was once only imagined." - William Blake

9. "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." - Mark Twain

10. "The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke

11. "Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing." - John Andrew Holmes

12. "God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed. That is the meaning of evolution." - Graham Greene

13. "Whether you believe you can or not, you're right." - Henry Ford

14. "Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision." - V.S. Naipaul

15. "I don't regret a single excess of my responsive youth. I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace." - Henry James

16. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki

17. "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." - John Sculley

18. "One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king." - Abraham Maslow


19. "The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." - George Bernard Shaw

20. "We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do." - Dale Carnegie

21. "An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to." - Laurence J. Peter

22. "When nothing is sure, everything is possible." - Margaret Drabble

23. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." - Albert Einstein

24. "I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist." - Max Lerner

25. "If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!" - Soren Kierkegaard

26. "All things are possible until they are proved impossible. Even the impossible may only be so, as of now." - Pearl S. Buck

27. "Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." - Cher

28. "This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work." - Bette Davis


29. "You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices." - Deepak Chopra

30. "Some people see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and say 'Why not?'" - George Bernard Shaw

31. "The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility." - John Lennon

32. "I love those who yearn for the impossible." - Goethe

33. "Every man is an impossibility until he is born." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. "If you can't, you must. If you must, you can." - Tony Robbins

35. "A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility." - Aristotle

36. "If someone says can't, that shows you what to do." - John Cage

37. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

38. "Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today." - Mark Twain

39. "Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done." - Louis D. Brandeis

40. "The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination." - Emily Dickinson

41. "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso

42. "If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison

43. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown

44. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau

45. "Everything you can imagine in real." - Picasso

46. "Everything that is done in the world is done by hope." - Martin Luther

47. "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

48. "I don't dream at night, I dream all day. I dream for a living."
- Steven Spielberg

49. "The shell must break before the bird can fly." - Alfred Tennyson

50. "If not you, who? If not now, when?" - Rabbi Hillel

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January 08, 2012
38 Awesome Quotes on Change


1. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin

2. "Change before you have to." - Jack Welch

3. "People don't resist change. They resist being changed!" - Peter Senge

4. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy


5. "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." - Albert Einstein

6. "Nothing endures but change." - Heraclitus

7. "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller

8. "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead

9. "I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed."-George Carlin

10. "The key to change... is to let go of fear." - Rosanne Cash

11. "When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them." - Andy Warhol

12. "Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

13. "Things do not change; we change." - Henry David Thoreau

14. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - St. Francis of Assisi

15. "We change whether we like it or not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. "When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin

17. "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." - Anatole France

18. "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Victor Frankl

19. "Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer." - Shunryu Suzuki

20. "If you want to make enemies, try to change something." - Woodrow Wilson


21. "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith

22. "Our only security is our ability to change." - John Lilly

23. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou

24. "Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

25. "The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." - Alan Watts

26. "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." - Charles Kettering

27. "We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." - R.D. Laing

28. "People change and forget to tell each other." - Lillian Hellman

29. "The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades." - John Kotter


30. "Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got." - Peter Drucker

31. "In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy."-J. Paul Getty

32. "Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

33. "Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different." - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

34. "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell

35. "It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." - C. S. Lewis

36. "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu

37. "The changes we dread most may contain our salvation." - Barbara Kingsolver

38. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." - Anon

Big thanks to Val Vadeboncouer for locating these quotes.

Something beyond change

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December 21, 2011
You Are the Music



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December 17, 2011
It's All Within



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November 03, 2011
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Speaks


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October 18, 2011
The Happiest People


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October 14, 2011
Maharaji in Melbourne: 9/11/11


"Did you know you are unique? As unique as the snowflake? As unique as the flower? Do you know that? There's no one like you. And there will never, ever again be anyone like you. Never. Ever. The way you smile, the way you think, the way you laugh, the way you cry, the way you sleep, the way you are awake, the way you think, the way you are when you are generous. The way you are when you're kind. The way you love. The way you receive. The way you understand. There will never, ever be another one like you on the face of this earth. Never. What does that mean to you? You're precious."


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October 13, 2011
What's Surprising About Humanity


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September 29, 2011
A Way to Slow Down



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September 27, 2011
Gandhi Speaks


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August 27, 2011
The Creative Impulse


Idea Champions

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August 22, 2011
Creators on Creating

Inspiring slide show of quotes by breakthrough thinkers, innovators, and other assorted wizards. View full screen for max impact.

Idea Champions

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July 15, 2011
It's Your Choice


"There is sadness and there is joy. When you experience sadness, you think joy has gone somewhere? No, it's right there. And when you experience joy, you think sadness has disappeared? No, it's right there. When you experience clarity, do you think confusion is gone? No, it's right there. When you experience confusion, do you think clarity is gone? No, it's right there. But you have chosen one over the other."

- Maharaji, Barcelona, 6/25/11


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July 12, 2011
We Are One, But Two Is Also Good


1. "It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin

2. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

3. "If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless." - Darryl F. Zanuck

4. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford

5. "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

6. "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

7. "It takes two to speak the truth -- one to speak, and another to hear." - Henry David Thoreau

8. "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw


9. "Politeness is the poison of collaboration." - Edwin Land

10. "I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively." - Golda Meir

11. "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." - Napoleon Hill

12. "No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." - Althea Gibson

13. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Phil Jackson

14. "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford

15. "The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." -- Thomas Carlyle

Got others? Lay them on me!

This post is dedicated to Ramsey Margolis


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June 29, 2011
A Word to the Wise


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June 05, 2011
Maharaji in Lima, Peru: 4/27/11


"I can show you the cadence of this breath, and when you play to this metronome called the breath, it will be the sweetest music you have ever heard in your life."


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May 20, 2011
You Are Not a Philosophy


"You are not a philosophy. You can think about philosophy, you can listen to philosophy, you can comment about philosophy, but you are not a philosophy. You are something living, existing, breathing, changing, evolving. A human being. You're not a theory. You're not a possibility. You exist." - Maharaji, 4/24/11, Buenos Aires


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April 05, 2011
Inspired Quotes of Prem Rawat


"Who are we
waiting for?
We look up
to the sky,
waiting for
the angel
to come down
and fix all of
our problems.
are the angel
that can
fix your problems."

- Prem Rawat
Click & scroll all the way down

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April 04, 2011
George Bernard Shaw on Life


"This is the true
joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself
as a mighty one;
the being thoroughly
worn out
before you are
thrown on the scrap heap;
the being a force of Nature
instead of a
feverish selfish little clod
of ailments and grievances
that the world will not
devote itself
to making you happy."

- George Bernard Shaw


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March 22, 2011
Einstein on Prem Rawat



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March 13, 2011
Go For It!


"Twenty years
from now
you will be
more disappointed
by the things
you didn't do
than by the ones
you did.
throw off
the bowlines,
sail away
from the
safe harbor,
the trade winds
in your sails.

- Mark Twain

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March 11, 2011
"If You Can't Explain It Simply..."



- Albert Einstein

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March 01, 2011
Afraid of a Cockroach?


"Perceptions change.

When you
were young,
were you
of a cockroach?
Absolutely not.
It's only
when you
heard your
mother screaming
that you said,
'Oh my God,
I should
be afraid
of that'.


- Prem Rawat, Kuala Lampur, 2/16/11

Even more
Mucho more

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February 21, 2011
You Have a Wisdom Inside of You


"You have a wisdom inside of you that is immeasurable. You have a love inside of you that's unparalleled. You have a strength inside of you that is phenomenal."

Highlights of 2010 tour

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February 04, 2011
Be Fulfilled Everyday



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January 28, 2011
37 Awesome Quotes on Time


The biggest excuse people make about why they can't innovate is the lack of time. Really?

1. "Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to.'" - Lao Tzu

2. "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

3. "Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown

4. "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein


5. "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."- Abraham Lincoln

6. "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Napoleon Bonaparte

7. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs

8. "Time isn't precious at all, because it is an illusion." - Eckhart Tolle

9. "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." - Jim Rohn

10. "Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends." - William Shakespeare

11. "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." - William Penn

12. "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in." - Henry David Thoreau

13. "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." - Henry Van Dyke

15. "You may delay, but time will not." - Ben Franklin

16. "If you want work well done, select a busy man -- the other kind has no time." - Elbert Hubbard

17. "What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know." - Saint Augustine

18. "Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right -- it holds my golden time!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes


19. "Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well." - Jonathan Carroll

20. "My time is now." - John Turner

21. "All my possessions for a moment of time." - Queen Elizabeth

22. "What may be done at any time will be done at no time." - Scottish proverb

23. "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." - Will Rogers

24. "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." - Groucho Marx

25. "I've been on a calendar, but I have never been on time." - Marilyn Monroe

26. "The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." - Leo Kennedy

27. "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours." - Milton Berle


28. "The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." - William Gibson

29. "The key is in not spending time, but in investing it." -
Stephen Covey

30. "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau

31. "Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves." - Lord Chesterfield

32. "In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking." - Sir John Lubbock

33. "I am definitely going to take a course on time management -- just as soon as I can work it into my schedule." - Louis Boone

34. "You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." - Charles Bruxton

35. "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." -
- Michael Altshule

36. "Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose." - Thomas Edison

37. "The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." - Carl Sandburg

Time to think creatively


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January 21, 2011
24 Awesome Quotes on Good Communication


1. "The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." - Peter Drucker

2. "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

3."Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people." - William Butler Yeats

4. "We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." - Epictetus

5. "Speak when you are angry -- and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret." - Laurence Peters

6. "In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do." - Stephen Covey

7. "The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them." - Stephen King


8. "Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language." - Walt Disney

9. "Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

10. "The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." - Sydney Harris

11. "Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing." - Rollo May

12. "Humor is the affectionate communication of insight." - Leo Rosten

13. "Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break." - Earl Wilson

14. "Communication is everyone's panacea for everything." - Tom Peters

15. "Two monologues do not make a dialogue." - Jeff Daly

16. "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." - Plato

17. "Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot." - D.H. Lawrence

18. "Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening." - Emma Thompson

19. "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." - Ernest Hemingway

20. "You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time." - Scott Peck

21. "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." - Mark Twain

22. "That which we are capable of feeling, we are capable of saying." - Cervantes

23. "I have an answering machine in my car. It says, 'I'm home now. But leave a message and I'll call when I'm out.'" - Steven Wright

24. "Give me the gift of a listening heart." - King Solomon

Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for locating a bunch of these

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December 06, 2010
A Simple Request


"As I
row your boat
the ocean,
all I
ask you
is to
stay in the boat,
the ride."

- Prem Rawat

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November 23, 2010
The Art of Living


"The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."
- Buddha

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November 12, 2010
The Big Distinction



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November 08, 2010
25 Awesome Quotes on Creativity


"The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The chief enemy of creativity is 'good" sense.'" - Pablo Picasso

"Everyone who's ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference." - Nolan Bushnell

"As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems." - Edward de Bono

"I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them." - Thomas Edison

"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." - Theodore Levitt


"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." - Ray Bradbury

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." - Edwin Land

"There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there isn't." - Tori Amos

"The key question isn't 'What fosters creativity?' But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create, but why do people not create." - Abraham Maslow

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pierce


"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou

"By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"Creativity is discontent translated into arts." - Eric Hoffer

"A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations." - Gerald Jampolsky

"Things are only impossible until they're not." - Jean-Luc Picard

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." - T.S. Eliot

"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." - Bill Moyers

"The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization." - Otto Rank

"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."
- Arthur Koestler

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
- Henry David Thoreau

"If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself." - Carl Jung

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage


Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for finding these great quotes.

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November 05, 2010
Trust Yourself


"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock

"Systems die; instincts remain." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover." - Henri Poincare

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data." - John Naisbitt

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." - Frank Capra

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. - Billy Wilder

"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner." - Jonas Salk

"All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas." - Immanuel Kant

"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown your own inner voice. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs


"The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result." - Edgar Cayce

"I feel there are two people inside me -- me and my intuition. If I go along against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely." - Kim Basinger

"Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer." - Robert Graves

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

"You must train your intuition. Uou must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide." - Ingrid Bergman

"The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days." - Lao Tzu

"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind." - William Butler Yeats

"Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives."- Carlos Casteneda

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away
just below the conscious level." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."
- Oprah Winfrey

Free the Genie

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October 20, 2010
This Want to Be Fulfilled



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September 13, 2010
The Value of Nothing


"The foolish man
is always doing,
yet much remains
to be done.

The wise man
does nothing,
yet nothing remains

- Lao Tzu

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July 12, 2010
Two Ways to Live Your Life


"There are
two ways
your life.
One is
as though
is a
The other
as though
a miracle."

- Albert Einstein

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May 24, 2010
The Paradise Inside


"There's not too many people on the face of this earth who can truly stand up and say, 'You know, I'm going through about the worst time in my life, but you know what? My happiness has not been taxed. My joy has not been taxed.'

That is unique. That is beautiful. That's the way it should be.

It isn't about a coconut floating in the ocean going, 'Well, how come there's waves?' It uses what it has been given.

So, let there be waves. Big deal. And probably it gets to a point where the coconut says, 'The bigger the waves, the better. Because that means I'll be thrown far inland.'

Everything switches, everything turns around. This is how you are meant to be. This is what the Paradise inside is. This is what the heaven inside is.

You don't need to be in the hell of this world, counting all the problems. In the middle of all of it, there is something so beautiful. In the middle, there's something so real. And the real is more real than the fake is fake." - Prem Rawat

Excerpted from InnerLink

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May 10, 2010
There Is Another Part of You


Words of wisdom from Prem Rawat...

"Guess what? There is another part of you.

That other part of you is called the heart. Do you know how to use that part? Because if you don't, it's just like walking around with one leg tied, with one arm tied, with a patch on the eye and an earplug in the ear.

You have a whole part of you that wants to be content. There is a part of you that wants to be happy. Yes, there is a part of you that wants to have a posh briefcase and run off to the office every day and hobnob with the friends, and watch the latest things on the TV, and go to the movies, and do this and do that.

But there is a part of you, not an imagined part, a very real part of you, that wants to be content. That is all. No glory, no certificates. no climbing the steps, no climbing the ladders, no arguments.

Just wants to be content. Just wants to be happy. Happy. A simple, basic necessity of every human being on the face of this earth."

- Prem Rawat

Excerpted from InnerLink

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May 04, 2010
The Wisdom of George Carlin


"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years! We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.


These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all, mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain be idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, and hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least 8 people....who cares?"

- George Carlin


Thanks to Matt Miller for forwarding this...

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May 02, 2010
A General Rule of Thumb



-- General George Patton

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April 22, 2010


Be yourself

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September 19, 2009
One Moment at a Time


Thanks to the almost omnipresent David Klamph for posting this on the Heart of the Matter FB group which you should definitely join immediately even if you have other important things to do right now and are totally overdosed with FB.

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September 17, 2009
Don't Try To Figure Out Tomorrow



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September 16, 2009
Seeing Exactly What Is

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August 25, 2009
A Message from Maharaji


"Imagine you have a little boat. And you want to tie it to something because you found a perfect harbor with a beautiful beach and nice clear water, and you want to spend some time there and have a picnic.

But the wind is blowing, and there are rocks, and you don't want to smash your boat on the rocks. You brought a rope with you, and you also brought a big block of Styrofoam that floats on the water. So you tie your boat to it, and you're happy, smiling. The boat is secured to the Styrofoam.

Is everything okay? No problems? Big problems! The boat is going to drift because the Styrofoam is going to drift. If you don't want the boat to drift, you must find something that doesn't drift. That's why people use an anchor. They throw the anchor into the water, set it, then pull on it to make sure it is caught on something that doesn't drift.

What is there in your life that does not drift?

Everything is going to change. You're not going to want it to, but it is going to change. Your face is going to change, your ideas are going to change, and the way you view things is going to change.

This is the nature of the world you live in. It is bound by time, and time changes everything. And you are looking not to drift.


So what is there that does not drift? To find that answer, you need to find your true self, because the true self does not drift.

Find the changeless and tie well this boat of life to the changeless. Then relax. Isn't that why you came into the harbor? Deep question. Isn't that why you're here with this incredible power to enjoy life in hand?

I don't want to change your religion or change your ways. I don't want to change your job. Do whatever you have to do, but know the difference between the permanent and the temporary.

There are all the things that are relative, and there is one thing that is not relative, that's absolute. And the absolute is within you. No variables.

You have life. That is absolute. One day you won't. But as long as you are alive, as long as breath comes into you, it is absolute. And as long as you are alive and can feel, as long as you have the capacity to be conscious, I say to you: be conscious of what is the real life.

Of all the things you could be conscious of, be aware of the existence that you have. Being aware of your existence brings joy, happiness, peace. Real peace."

Excerpted from "It's About You"
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August 05, 2009
If You Have to Pray...



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July 06, 2009
The Most Amazing Miracle



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June 29, 2009
Mozart on Love


a lofty
of intelligence,
nor both together,
go to the
making of
Love, Love, Love.
is the
soul of

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June 27, 2009
These Two Universes Walk Into a Bar



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June 24, 2009
Give Up Anger, Fear, Guilt, and Doubt



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June 18, 2009
What You Are Looking for is Within You

"There is more to life than you can ever imagine. What you are looking for is within you and, if you want to find it, I can help."
-- Prem Rawat

Pretty simple, eh?

You're looking for something (peace, love, fulfillment) and there's this person named Prem Rawat (aka Maharaji) who says he can help you find it. Hmmm...

No charge, no club to join, no secret handshake.

Find out more


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June 12, 2009
Lao Tzu Speaks

"The foolish man
is always doing,
yet much remains to be done.
The wise man does nothing,
yet nothing remains undone."

Tao Teh Ching

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June 06, 2009
Love Is Simple


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May 22, 2009
What is Waiting Within Us



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May 03, 2009
This is the true joy in life....

Read this one aloud. Good medicine for what ails you. Then forward it to any friends of yours who may be complaining about this, that, or the other thing...

"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
- George Bernard Shaw


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time."

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April 20, 2009
The Book of Hearts

"Within you is the perfect book -- The Book of Hearts. It is so perfect that even the illiterate can read it. It is so well-written that even the blind can read it. The paper that it is written on never deteriorates. The ink never fades away. The Book of Hearts has never been revised and it never will be. It has been commented on, and every person who has read The Book has understood it. It is the only book that gives you answers, not questions." (Prem Rawat, aka Maharaji)


Thanks to Denise Mitchell for posting this quote here

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April 15, 2009
Get a Big Canvas and Paint!

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April 10, 2009
Happy Next Breath!


From Quote of the Day

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February 04, 2009
"Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction." - Pablo Picasso

No one likes change. No one likes chaos. No one likes starting all over again -- especially the older we get. Get over it, folks! The only way the species survives is by adapting to change -- and change is what's upon us now. The economy is crumbling. The old institutions are dying. Nothing, on the outside, ever stays the same. Picasso knew this. YOU know this, too. So, let the old forms die. Let what no longer works fade away. Then, help usher in the birth of WHAT'S NEXT that will emerge -- before that, too, fades away... only to be replaced by what's next after what's next. And the wheel goes round and round...

(Thanks to Dalit Fresco for the idea for this posting)

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November 23, 2008
Einstein Speaks!

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Three weeks ago, my 11-year old daughter Mimi, (hugging Einstein's arm) and her two friends went to the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in New York City. They had their pictures taken with all the legends; Brittany Spears, Robin Williams, John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, and many others. Of all the pictures, the girls seemed most themselves with Einstein.

What a remarkable man he was -- the epitome of human brainpower and intelligence and yet, at the same time, a deeply soulful, spiritual, and humble man. Click below for some of the amazing pearls of wisdom he left behind...

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."

"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

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October 13, 2008
Failure Is Not What You Think It Is

If you're inspired and have an idea you think will make a difference in the world, chances are good that you are feeling two things -- excitement and a fear of failure.

You're excited because you're motivated from the inside and see how your idea can help. At the same time, you're hesitating, because you don't want to fail.

This is the same challenge all people face. It's been going on for thousands of years. Failure? The only failure that can happen is you choosing not to act because you are afraid to fail.

Take a risk! Step up to the plate. The force is with you! As a great pundit once put it, "If not YOU, who? If not NOW, when?

But hey, don't take my word for it. Click below for some juicy quotes on the topic -- everyone from Miles Davis to Thomas Edison.

"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots." -- Charles Kettering

"Do not fear mistakes. There are none." -- Miles Davis

"The way to succeed is to double your failure rate."
-- Thomas Watson, Founder of IBM

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -- Confucius

"Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it." -- Horace

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." -- Bill Cosby

"I have not failed once. I've just found 10,000 ways that didn't work." -- Thomas Edison

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
-- Robert F. Kennedy

"No matter how well you perform, there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." -- Sir Laurence Olivier

"If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks."
-- H. Jackson Brown

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." -- Beverly Sills

"I failed my way to success." -- Thomas Edison

"99 percent of success is built on failure." -- Charles Kettering

"Act as if it were impossible to fail." -- Dorothea Brande

"Failure is success if we learn from it." -- Malcolm Forbes

"You can only be as good as you dare to be bad." -- John Barrymore

"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success." -- Paramahansa Yogananda

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." -- Mary Pickford

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." -- Winston Churchill

"We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction."
-- Douglas MacArthur

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." -- Thomas A. Edison

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb

"Stumbling is not falling." -- Portuguese Proverb

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September 24, 2008
The Temple of Your Heart


I just came across these inspiring words from Maharaji on A timeless message, indeed...

"Look in you. Look in your heart. And you will find the truest essence of your existence. Look within you and you will find the most beautiful waters. Look within you and you will find your solutions. Look within you and you will find your answers. Answers to which you don't even have questions to yet.

The holiest of all scriptures that ever will be, will be in the temple of your heart."

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June 28, 2008
"Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." (Helen Keller)

Feeling a little off today? Cash flow problems got you down? Relationship a bit shaky? Wondering how you're going to pay the rent?

If so, you may want to reflect on the above words of Hellen Keller, the inspiration behind The Miracle Worker, and the first deafblind person ever to graduate college.

Hey, you can SEE! You can HEAR! You can SPEAK! She couldn't -- and still she found her way through the obstacles to become a prolific author and a leading supporter of women's suffrage and worker's rights.

Hellen Keller was right. Security IS mostly a superstition. Life IS a daring adventure or nothing. The key, for all of us, is to stay conscious of this, make our little effort, and have some faith.

Everything happens for the best! Enjoy the adventure!

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May 25, 2008
"Forgiveness is the fragrance flowers give off when they have been trampled on."

Is there anyone you need to forgive?

Is there any way you can forgive this person today? This week?

Is there anything you need to forgive yourself for? And if so, when will you do it?

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May 20, 2008
"When a pickpocket meets a saint, all he sees are pockets."

"Motivation," explains psychologists, "affects perception."

In other words, you tend to SEE what your mind is preoccupied with. If you're driving through a town and you're hungry, you'll see the restaurants.

If you're running out of gas, you'll see the gas stations. If someone you love is dying, chances are good you'll see the funeral homes.

What's motivating YOU today? What lens might you be looking through? And what if you could remove that lens -- such that your experience of life was not skewed or limited or filtered?

What if your motivation was joy? What if your motivation was service... or love... or forgiveness? Might you not see the world in new ways?

If, upon seeing a saint, you saw love instead of pockets, possibility instead of doubt, how might your experience of life change for the better?

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May 17, 2008
"Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts." (Albert Einstein)


Some things we can measure. Some things we can't. And just because we can measure something doesn't make it more real or significant. Einstein knew this. There was always the "X factor" for him -- mystery, the unknown, the divine, and the impossible to quantify.

That's why he used to conduct "thought experiments" in his lab -- times when he turned away from the blackboard with all those exotic formulas and simply daydreamed -- letting the intuitive side of him take over for a change.

Hmmm... what might YOU be attempting to quantify or measure that would best be left alone? What might you be needing to TRUST that abides outside the boundaries of the rational, logical, analytical, scientific mind?

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