You have this most beautiful opportunity. And it begins—it begins with putting that weight that is on your shoulders down. Just put it down. And appreciate how light that makes you feel.
Enjoy being a human being. Enjoy. Do not look at yourself to assess your faults. But look at yourself to discover your opportunities. Because you’re alive, you have been given opportunities. You want to go for a walk?! Then take the walk in the avenue of the heart. And there, all opportunities that exist for you have lined up.
It is not about avoiding that day, the day that you have to go. You can’t do that. It needs to be about every day that you’re alive, that you are enjoying being a human being, and that day, being alive for one minute will become worth it. That day, being alive for one second will become worth it. That day, your existence will bloom.
Your heart will dance; your shoulders will be high. You will wear a smile like you never have. This breath coming in and out, so far it’s working, I’m happy. All good! And if it’s not working, I’ve got issues. And I should be happy every time it works!
Do you realize, if we got happy every time we took a breath, how happy we would be? I mean, it’d be like, “Stop, wait, wait, I’ve got to be happy right now; I just took another breath!” A police officer pulls you over, “You know, you’ve been speeding!” “Excuse, just a minute. I need to be happy right now. I just took a breath!”
Wow, your life really would be very different. It would be incredibly different. Instead of lighting incense, and playing Spotify’s “Spa Music, Relaxing”.... Well, what is this, “Relaxing Music”? (Music to make you relaxed.)
I feel like dancing when I listen to some music. “Relax?” My friends, take away my problems, I will relax. You don’t have to play music for it. “Music to be peaceful by.” Really?
“Environment.” And what about the environment of this heart, of you? Welcoming the divine in your existence. Understanding the divine in your existence. You have a billion excuses. “Too busy. I have to work. I’m old!” And yeah, the same mouth, different excuses. These ears know that voice. These ears, (I’m talking about mine). I’ve heard ‘em; I have heard all kinds of excuses.
And the justifications will be necessary, till you fall in love being a human being. Everything will make sense; everything will come together. The value of breath will be understood. The clarity in your life will shine like the sun. And you will know what it is that it’s like to be alive.
The word “life” will take on a different meaning. It will not be the junctions of pain and sorrow, stepping-stones from one sorrow to another sorrow to another sorrow to another sorrow to another sorrow. Life truly should be the stepping-stones of one joy to another joy, to another joy, to another joy, to another joy.
The time has come for us to understand ourselves! As Socrates said, “Know thyself” a long time ago—and we still haven’t done it. The time has come to do that. The time has come to understand the Divine within us.
You are the container of divinity. You are so fortunate. You are so incredibly fortunate. Now, know it. Not believe it; know it. Know what I know, and then you will know what I am talking about.
I really, really wish you didn’t believe a word! Instead you went, “I’ve got to know!” And if you became like that in your life—“I’ve got to know!”—you will be so filled with peace, you won’t believe how much peace there will be in your life. And I use the world “believe,” but you don’t have to believe me. Know it for yourself.
– Prem Rawat
What are you dedicated to in your life? What are you dedicated to in your life—because you’re going to be dedicated, regardless. If you’re not dedicated, then you’re dedicated to nothing—but you’re still dedicated. What are you dedicated to?
What did you do yesterday? Did you prepare for today? Did you prepare for today? Did you? Or were you so not ready for today that you actually had to set an alarm clock? “I know I’m not going to get up tomorrow. I’d better, I’d better set an alarm clock; otherwise I’ll oversleep!” Just because you’re tired. Tired of what? Doing the things you do!
“Just make one distinction,” is all I’m asking. “Do that that your heart wants to do—just once. And what does the heart want? All it wants is to be fulfilled. That’s all. Once, in your life, be fulfilled. And it’s so addicting, you would want it every single day.
So, people will say, “And so, are you fulfilled every single day?” Good question, huh? And I’ll answer it, “No!” But I know I need to try. And there’s something I can do! I can actually do that! Like you! Like me! We can do that. We can try. And of all things we try for, this one is the most fun.
Because there is no waiting. The fruit is born instantly. Peace isn’t something, you commit a few actions, and then you just wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and you wait—and, “Say, oh, what are you waiting for?” “Oh-hah, I’m waiting for that peace thing to happen, you know?” No. It’s, bam! It’s there.
Because, what you have just heard, by the way, you already knew. And I’m glad! That’s how it should be. I’m here to remind you—not teach you.
You know—you know! Of course you know—that you want to be fulfilled now. You know that.
But, be fulfilled. Be fulfilled. And if nothing else, then take away one thing: and here it is. “You are so fortunate, so fortunate to be alive”—and you should know this every single day.
(Prem Rawat) Let me tell you the story of the human being – who, in the heart of their hearts, desires peace. The fact that you like peace, that you would even entertain the thought of having peace in your life, is magnificent.
I want to tell you something. There is your inner world – and then there is this world. But I’m going to tell you something. In between these two worlds, there is another world. And it’s the world you’re surrounded by.
In this world, you dictate what happens. Somebody can talk to you, but you don’t have to listen. Conveniently, “whiit,” gone. In this world, somebody can try to make you angry but it’s up to you if you actually get angry or not.
It’s a little world; it’s not huge. You carry it wherever you go. But it’s a beautiful world. Because the only way you can get into this world is if you’re conscious, if you’re sincere about life. And you are willing to embrace life itself over the problems of life.
Now, what I just said is a big statement. It’s huge. “To embrace life over the problems of life.” It’s way beyond the expectations that you have of yourself. It is beyond your disappointments. It is not the sum of everything that’s wrong in your life. But it is about the possibility of what is right, what is good, what is beautiful. That’s it. Remember that.
We don’t pay attention to what needs attention. We don’t pay attention to the need of the heart. Because the inspiration to be in peace comes when you listen to your heart. The inspiration to be content comes from your being. The inspiration to be clear comes from here—and you need to listen; you need to hear.
We don’t hear ourselves. We don’t hear the needs that we have. We don’t hear the want, the wish of this heart to be content—simple—to have simplicity in this life, to have joy, to feel the gratitude every single day—to be inspired by the magic of all magics, by the miracle of all miracles, the coming and going of this breath.
You are alive! Best news! If—if you are incapable of hearing this news, and it sounds to you like a foreign language, then I suggest you learn that language. And it is called “the language of the heart.” That’s what I teach. That’s what I go and present to people so that they can learn the language of the heart.
- Prem Rawat
Five Seconds of Heaven.
Just five seconds. If you have children at home, try to make five seconds of heaven for them. Just five seconds. Start with five.
You have a husband? Five seconds of heaven.
You have a wife? Five seconds of heaven.
What would make five seconds of heaven for a husband?
This is what’s amazing. Oh, it’s not a big breakfast. Listen. Five seconds.
What would make five seconds of heaven for your wife?
What about your children? Surely, give them toys. Right? No. Listen.
And the day you want to make five seconds of heaven for yourself, listen to your heart and you will have that five seconds of heaven.
To be fulfilled. To be in real joy, to have savored, to have known the divine because it was so close to you. To you.
- Prem Rawat