Let me tell a story here. In November 1979 I was fortunate
enough to be one of around 15,000 people who attended a week-long event in Florida with Prem
Rawat which was part celebration part meditation retreat and wholly indescribably
Looking back, this event marked the end of an era which started in the
sixties. Prem was a 21 year old, fun-loving, playful master of the art of
joyfulness and I was just 24; about the average age of the attendees then. It
was bliss and tropical storms, epiphanies and long queues for the toilets,
dancing and singing and melting in the sun. And much more.
At the end of all this, Prem’s message was that all that
Bliss, all that Clarity, all of the Joy we had experienced during the event was
equal to just ‘one escaped particle’ from the inner world that we have with us
all the time. I can’t remember much more of what was said that week, but I do
remember that ‘one escaped particle’ bit.
Now fast forward to December 2013. Last week I sat myself
down and watched a whole one-hour and eleven minutes of Words of Peace: Prem
Rawat’s talk from Long Beach, California in October this year. It had been a
while since I did that. It took me on a journey. I shifted back to my centre;
back to my heart and into the present moment and there I found contentment.
I realized I’d been living on snacks instead of the dinner.
When Maharaji (as I used to call Prem Rawat) speaks I entrain to his message; to
where he’s coming from. Not just to his words.
It takes a while, as does the process of meditation or
‘practicing Knowledge’ and simply won’t be hurried or easily digested.
I want to savor each moment. Let me be the opportunist when
it comes to enjoying all of the gifts this wise person has to offer. Let me
take the time for the whole banquet!
Ready for a main course of Peace? Enjoy this video, one of many available on the Words of Peace YouTube channel or the Words of Peace website.