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
I was thinking about the concepts yesterday, and it gave me goosebumps when I came to this thought of living one’s life without concepts. I mean, it would be so childlike. Because that’s what children don’t have!—is concepts. None! None! They just, wherever they go—I mean, and then they start to accrue them. But till they do, they’re just like, “What is this?”
I remember, one of my kids when he was very young; he wanted a knife. We were like, “Man, you know, you’re going to cut yourself.” He wanted a knife. So I said, “Okay, here—here is a Swiss knife.” I just gave it to him.
And he goes in the closet, and goodness, sure enough, trying to open it and close it. he just wanted to have a knife. I mean, he cut himself. Then he knew what I was talking about. And it wasn’t a concept; it was reality.
So, of course, you don’t want them to get hurt and stuff, but they don’t have the concept. I mean, and do we have a concept? And we have a....
I say the word "divine" and it’s not the same light bulb that goes on everywhere. Because I can see that from here. Somewhere it’s green; somewhere it’s blue; somewhere it’s purple; somewhere it’s yellow; somewhere it’s, you know, red; somewhere it’s white. Because we don’t even know when all these concepts crept in.
But listen to your heart; listen to that simple wisdom that is inside of you. And that wisdom doesn’t tell you to go chop down a tree, to paint the house red. That’s not your heart talking; that’s your mind.
What the heart talks about is simple: “Enjoy; be grateful; be thankful; be conscious; be real; be in that bliss”—a very small instruction manual from the heart.
– Prem Rawat
You have a mind ... and you have a heart. You’re balanced! You’re balanced. If you learn how to use both of them equally ... not only will you be in peace, but you will prosper ... in this world.
Most people only know how to use one. The heart, they don’t understand. I say “the heart” ... and people go, “What is a heart? What are you talking about?” I’ll tell you what a heart is.
Heart ... is the place ... where the human courage resides. Heart is the home of your clarity. Heart ... is the place where the Divine in you belongs and exists. Heart is the place from where you seek the truest gratitude of your existence. Heart is the place where the love, because of reasons—no reason, that love resides.
Heart is the place ... where, in you, the thirst to be fulfilled ... is. That place ... that contains all this that is good ... is called “the heart.” That’s what a heart is. The courage ... the courage ... to seek clarity in the midst of confusion. When every thing is going wrong ... the courage ... to say, “No. No. I want ... clarity. I want ... to be fulfilled.”
Have you ... experienced this courage? Have you felt this courage? Have you understood this courage? Because ... this is your power! It’s your power! It’s your power ... to thrive in this world ... to thrive! To shine! To be! Not the stupid little road maps ... that you have created.
“Oh, yes, please-please-please-please, give me a promotion.” You want a promotion? Work hard for a promotion.
You have something to say to the Divine? Then make it real. And what is it? Only one thing: “Thank you.”
I was talking to somebody whose mother passed away, and this person was you know, “What about this, what about that?”
And I said, “Look…” And this is something I said, even I liked it.
And I said, think of her as the earth and the moon. The moon came from the earth, and as it separated, it went out and it’s just there. It’s not part of the earth anymore, but it’s just there, going around this earth beautifully affecting it. Every night, every day, making the tides, the life, the motion. All you have to look up and see the reflection of the sun on this beautiful surface, glowing. Glowing.
For those who go, think of them the same way. Your little world, now they’re the moon and hopefully, they’re going to affect you in the most beautiful way that you will remember their memory, the tides, the life, the drama. And on those particular nights when it is really dark, they will glow and there’ll be a little light for you. Not only to admire but maybe see by.
- Prem Rawat
People say ... (and you’ve heard this expression,) “In your heart” ... “from your heart.” “From the bottom of my heart....” Well, what is this thing called the heart? I mean, what is it ... heart?
Is it, “duk-duk, duk-duk, duk-duk, duk-duk,” thing? I mean, I don’t think there is anything, “bottom, top” ... [sighs] and there’s chambers in there, or there’s valves in there, but I don’t think any of that has anything to do with joy and peace and....
So, so, so, what is this thing called the heart? So let me tell you what it is. Heart ... is the place ... where the courage resides ... the courage ... to move on, to go forward ... to fulfill ... who you really are.
Heart ... is the place ... where your truest wisdom resides. Heart ... is the place ... where you will find ... your passion. Heart ... is the place where you will find your compassion. Heart is the place where you will find the simplest of knowledge. Heart is the place where you will find the quest ... the thirst ... for being fulfilled.
All that is good in you ... all that is good in you, (not from the perspective of the world,) but that is good in you from the perspective from a human being ... is the place ... where all these beautiful things reside. And that is the place referred to conveniently ... as being the most important ... as being the most important, and thus called “the heart.”
Do you know ... do you feel ... in your life ... that simplicity that the heart offers you, that the life offers you—life, existence?