The Heart of the Matter
September 21, 2018
PeaceCast LIVE! NOW! TUNE IN!

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GOOD NEWS! In honor of the International Day of Peace PeaceCast, is now LIVE -- steaming inspired peace-themed videos in both English and Spanish. Hats off to Michele Spinella and her team of highly dedicated volunteers to put out such a positive message of peace during these particularly troubling times. Please spread the word. Let your friends, neighbors and family know. PeaceCast's livestreaming will continue until September 22nd, 8:00 pm EST.

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September 20, 2018
MY AMAROO QUESTION

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Every once in a while, something happens in my life that blows my mind, opens my heart and brings me back to square one -- though I am not all that sure about the geometry. Maybe it's a circle or a trapezoid I am being brought back to. Like the birth of my two children, for example. Or the time I almost drowned. Or just about any interaction I have with Prem Rawat.

I'm not exactly sure HOW this stuff works, but whenever I'm around him, everything gets amplified. The playing field expands and the experience I have takes on a proportion way beyond the normal scope of things. You know, "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto."

Anyway, two weeks before the recent Amaroo event in Australia, I received an email -- along with everyone else on the Amaroo mailing list -- informing me that Prem was going to be answering some questions at the event and that if I wanted to submit one, all I had to do was respond to the email. Simple.

My first thought was "ain't gonna happen."

First of all, I didn't have any questions. And second of all, even if I did, the chances of Prem choosing my question were slim to none, given all the other questions likely to be submitted. Probably thousands. That rather arbitrary conclusion of mine last about a day. That's when a question, bubbling up from inside me, made it's way to the surface. "What are the three most important things you have learned about people -- and yourself -- since the time you first began sharing your message of peace?"

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September 17, 2018
Michelangelo's Reply

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When asked how he created his iconic statue, DAVID, Michelangelo's response pretty much sums up my recent experience of the 5-day Amaroo event with Prem Rawat.

"I simply took away everything that wasn't," Michelangelo replied.

The statue, you see, was ALWAYS in the stone. All it took was the sure hand of a master sculptor to remove whatever was not the masterpiece. Simple? Yes. But not necessarily easy.

In my brief time here on planet Earth, I have never met anyone quite as masterful as Prem Rawat in the fine art of removing the unnecessary. Listening to him speak his truth in ways that are utterly enchanting, the inconsequential falls away and what remains is the Masterpiece -- who we truly are behind the stone surface of our lives.

And as if THAT wasn't enough, he provides a simple way for people to stay connected to this experience wherever they happen to be at the time.

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September 16, 2018
Amaroo Press Coverage

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Nice press coverage of Prem Rawat's recent five-day Amaroo event in Australia.

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September 15, 2018
The Morning After

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Well... it's time to pack up and head for the airport after five extraordinary days with Prem Rawat. I'm not going to quote him, summarize his talks, or attempt to retell his stories. Out of context, something gets lost in translation and I don't want to misrepresent, in any way, his beautiful message -- which will be available, in the not-too-distant future, for viewing on TimelessToday.com. For the moment, all I want to do is share a little bit of the FEELING that is bubbling up in my cells like the finest of champagnes.

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September 03, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts: Amaroo, 9/8/15

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PHOTOS #17 & #19: Chris Corbett

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August 28, 2018
The Nature of the Giver

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August 25, 2018
LIGHT UP THE WORLD: TPRF's Peace Education Program

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August 24, 2018
We Were Made For These Times!

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What follows is an extraordinary call of the heart by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Not only is it worth reading, it's worth reading aloud -- so you hear it and feel it as well as see it. Then, you get to decide who you want to share it with -- and how. This is a piece of deep, soul-inspired, primal writing that deserves to travel to every corner of the Earth.

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August 19, 2018
Love Is the Bridge

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August 15, 2018
Revolution of Love

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One Person at a Time

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My teacher, Prem Rawat, is a marvelous storyteller. From what I can gather, he tells three kinds of stories: 1) Jokes, which are the shortest kind of story there is; 2) Classic teaching tales that have been told for centuries and; 3) His own, personal accounts of meaningful moments in his life. All three of these story genres pack a wallop. All three, delivered at the right time in the right way, have the potential to uplift, awaken, and inspire.

The following story, which I heard Prem tell years ago, has stayed with me from the moment I heard it. I continue to drink from its fountain, refreshed every time I do. It's a story about his father, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, a great Teacher of his time in India, and a few of his students:

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August 14, 2018
Breaking the Sugar Habit

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Many years ago, in India, a young boy was obsessed with eating sugar. When he woke up in the morning, all he wanted was candy. After lunch, all he wanted was chocolate. And just before he went to bed, he would tiptoe to the kitchen and eat two big spoonfuls of sugar. No matter what his mother said to him or what she did, she could not break him of his habit.

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August 13, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts, 9/9/15

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AMAROO PHOTOS by Steve Brenman: #3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18

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August 10, 2018
STORYTELLING FOR THE REVOLUTION available as an ebook

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GOOD NEWS! My new book, Storytelling for the Revolution, is now available for downloading as an ebook from Amazon. $9.99. Paperback also available.

If you are interested in the power of personal storytelling to build community, open minds, transmit wisdom, and elevate the conversation on planet Earth, this book is for you.

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August 08, 2018
AMAROO EXCERPTS: 9/20/16

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Illustrator: Lisa Dietrich

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August 02, 2018
What Do You Have to Say?

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Well... what is it? Leave a comment below...

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July 30, 2018
What Have I Accomplished?

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As I dive deeper into the eighth decade of my life I find myself at a curious crossroads -- the intersection of WHO and WHAT, one of those strange intersections far out of town where the sagebrush rolls and the GPS signal is just out of range. Sitting in the front seat of my leased 2015 Honda, wondering how I gained the last five pounds, I ask myself a question highly unlikely to make me the life of the party: "Have I done anything of significance these past 70 years?

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July 25, 2018
LOVE TODAY!

Unplug from whatever you're doing, turn up the volume, and enjoy LOVE TODAY, the fourth song on Stuart Hoffman's soon-to-be-released CD, Shine Your Light. Video by the very talented Fernando Garcia. Lyrics by yours truly. Will be available for purchase on September 10th, in Amaroo. Also available as a Bandcamp download. Support the arts! Feed a musician! Celebrate music of the heart!

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July 13, 2018
When Your Enemy Becomes Human

Inspiring story, beautifully told, by a very committed woman with a timeless message for us all. Saddika and I have never met, but have recently become Facebook friends.

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