At The Falconer Centre in Denmark, close to 2,000 people gathered on June 24, 2012 to hear Prem Rawat speak about a simple yet profound subject. Although the audience had come from a variety of locations and spoke a variety of tongues, what he had to say was universal: that every day we are faced with a choice, and every day we have to make that choice count.
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
That breath! The simplest of all actions. And yet, the most profound of all actions. Profound because that’s where it begins. That’s what keeps happening, all throughout your existence. And when that process stops, you no longer exist.
What do you choose? You have to make a choice every single day. You have to. And what is it that you choose? Do you choose gratitude? Because if you want gratitude in your life, there is only one way you’re going to receive gratitude. And that is if you have clarity. If you are wallowing in doubt, that is a disease. And the symptom is confusion.
In your life, you have to choose, every single day, how you want that day to be. And it takes a lot. Sometimes it’s beyond human capacity to keep it together. But it is better to remember and try — again, and again, and again — than never to try at all. To not know in your life what you are capable of feeling.