On June 6th, Prem Rawat came to Milan's Teatro Manzoni for the first of two events in that city. Over the hour that he spoke, he talked extensively about awareness and the choice we each have to live our lives manually or automatically.
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
To understand the peace in your life that exists, you have to be aware. And you have worked very hard — very, very, very hard — so you don’t have to be aware. If you just function, everything becomes automatic.
You know what beauty is? 'Getting peace', 'being happy', 'being content' are the names of the same animal. You get one? You get the other one, and the other one, and the other one. They’re all relatives. It is not just one that arrives.
The beauty comes. The contentment comes. The fulfillment comes. They all come. And your job is to get them to stay. Attract them so they don’t leave your house. If you want to attract a bee, put out some sugar-water, something sweet. If you want to attract peace, put out the allurement of consciousness, of awareness.