Prem was right. This was no ordinary event. In every sense it was a celebration of 50 years of unrelenting effort on his part. He set out from the start to convey his ideas about a lot of topics that he doesn’t normally address at public events. He covered so much that any attempt by me to paraphrase bits of it would be almost insulting. Instead I’ll recount just a little of it in terms of my own transformation over 5 days, having the reset button pushed, stripping away layers of internal rubbish, and soaking up food for the heart that was off the scale of any chart I could imagine.
If you weren’t there and you are reading this, my words probably seem odd. Call it an event or call it a celebration, it was outside the realm of normal human experience. A video of the first day is available at timeless today. Lets hope more becomes available soon.
A lot of people want to meet Prem Rawat, to talk with him and maybe spend some time with him. I don’t. The idea has never appealed to me. For starters, I don’t like to intrude. I value my own privacy, so I can understand that Prem would also value his. He gave me an absolutely priceless gift, and he keeps on giving, but after trying to thank him, what would there be left to say? I’m just happy to be there in the audience, and to soak it in. If I got to meet him, would same dynamic be happening?
Tuesday morning was riveting. Time disappeared. At one point he shouted, “Some people don’t get it! This is not a business! There’s no contract. I don’t get paid to be here. I do it because I love it.” At about that point he became quite emotional as the audience responded with a standing ovation. It’s the transformation he sees. He wants to see us “reach our full potential.”
Therein lies the challenge – to do something I’ve never done before. Its so easy to practice for an hour, get up and revert to the same reactionary behaviour that happens around me. That has to change. Its time I let a bit of clarity manifest.
Every day was amazing. It was a joy to be there. I’ll be away due to commitments but I’ll jot down a few notes and maybe add more when circumstances permit. There will be detailed accounts elsewhere, but I’ve got to add that Daya has the most amazing voice. Her version of John Lennon’s song, Imagine, is something else. I should also add that he thanked us all profusely for the help that we have / are giving him.