Prem Rawat came to the Long Beach Convention Center on July 29, 2012 to speak about the nature of dedication, among other things. In his characteristic style, he used a variety of anecdotes, jokes and facts to illustrate his points… and to remind his audience about the everyday possibility of fulfillment.
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
What are you dedicated to in your life? Because you are 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?
First thing you must be dedicated to is the joy that dances in your heart. The first thing you need to be dedicated to is certainty, not doubt. To favor clarity in your life rather than confusion. To be dedicated to knowledge instead of ignorance. To be dedicated to being fulfilled, rather than empty. And if you were dedicated to these, surely they will reward you by bringing you the most exquisite gift of peace, of joy, of understanding.
You’re tired. Tired of what? Doing the things you do. Just make one distinction — it’s 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, to be fulfilled. And it’s so addicting, you would want it every single day.