You have in you, ignorance. 50%. And you have in you, Knowledge. 50%. You have in you darkness 50%, you have in you, light 50%. And you have both. But if you truly know this, then you can make a choice.
- Prem Rawat
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What is uncertainty? When there is no certainty. Certainty is something; uncertainty is just a vacuum—the darkness, the shade, the “nothing” of certainty. When you begin to live with certainty, not uncertainty—then everything changes! When you start to live with understanding, not misunderstanding—understanding—everything changes!
When you start to live with courage, courage is something; fear is not. It is the absence; fear is just the absence of courage. And when you start to live with courage, fear is gone! You don’t need to be afraid. You don’t need to be afraid.
Tomorrow? Because, till you are afraid, tomorrow is going to mean everything to you. Because it’s the only place you can have high hopes—“tomorrow.” But when you have courage? Today matters the most.
- Prem Rawat
We have been given an incredible opportunity, an incredible field. And it is the field of life. Nothing has been planted. But it is capable of growing anything.
We’re given seeds. But the opportunity truly is what we do with these seeds. There is a seed of love. There is a seed of understanding. And there is a seed of doubt. So, every seed that you have has a particular quality, has something that it offers—which you may or may not like.
If you planted the seed of doubt, there will be a tree; you will have nurtured it, obviously. What about understanding? What is that tree like? You may be surprised if you looked in your garden. You may not see one.
But that is because it never got sown, that seed. But the beautiful thing is, it doesn’t matter when you sow these seeds, they will sprout. So it’s never too late. And not only the question is of sowing the seeds, but nurturing them—watering them, protecting them, taking care of them, so that they grow.
Somebody asks you, “Are you satisfied?” Then you can go, “Yeah, I have a good job. I have a good family. I have a good car. I have great friends.” But are you content? So, did you sow the seed of contentment? Did you sow the seed of understanding? Did you sow the seed of love?
Love is a feeling that not only makes the one who feels this feeling, makes them feel good—but all those—not just one—but all those who are around also begin to feel this feeling. There’s a saying, “The world loves a lover.” Nurture in your life, kindness, and you will be rewarded with the gift of kindness.
- Prem Rawat
What keeps that moon up where it is? Perfect distance. Perfect alignments. It’s making sure perfectly that that breath is coming into you. And this is what I mean. Prepare, prepare for today. Prepare to be astonished. Prepare to be fulfilled.
These are your real aspirations. This is my message: wake up! Prepare. Don’t be distracted. Don’t be distracted. Know that fundamental thirst that you have inside; don’t be afraid of it. If you want to be content, that’s no mistake. No mistake.
What does it take? What does it take? You know, for a lot of you it’s like, “Well, how do you do this? How, how, how?” To me ‘how’ is not an issue. I know how to do it. It is coming to that conclusion. That’s the issue. Coming to that conclusion that, yes, what is important in my life is that I want to be fulfilled, that I want to listen to my thirst, that I want to understand my thirst, that I want to fulfill my life.
This is what has to happen every day—that you have to prepare. Prepare today to welcome this life. Do you know how to welcome...have you ever welcomed this life? Have you? Because you have to. You should. With this life, you are everything; without this life, you’re worthless. They’re not even going to want you in your own house. And you would have lived an existence in which you had the possibility to know, to feel, to understand the Divine that is within inside of you right now. This is what this life is, isn’t it? This is that little bridge where the infinite and the finite—finite is this; infinite is within you—have come as close as humanly possible. And that’s it.
This is your chance to have a realization of realization, to have a feeling of feelings, to have an understanding of understandings, to have a clarity of clarities. This is as close as it gets.
- Prem Rawat
Urban poet, spoken word recording artist, comedian, and broadcaster Mr. Gee interviews international ambassador of peace Prem Rawat in this full-length interview - Peacemakers.