To be human is the highest achievement a human can achieve. As simple as that—to be human. Now what does it mean to be human? Does it mean to tolerate mistakes?! Because that’s how we look at it: “Oh—just being human.”...
You have the most powerful friend. And that is inside of you wherever you go. You don’t need fear. You need strength. And the strength that I am talking about is inside of you.
Knowledge of the self, of you!—so you can understand, so you can see, so you can feel, so you know! And not learn to live in a world of beliefs—but to know. To welcome every single day like you will not get another one.
And that’s when every day starts to become a gift.
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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
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
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