WOPG Newsletter - Escaping loneliness, Mazara del Vallo and more
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I Used to Live in Loneliness
I fell in love with Prem Rawat’s message in prison. The message is about the right a human being has to life, to dignity, to the knowledge of oneself.
Before hearing this message, my life was so cruel, so hard. There was no reason to feel thankful, happy, or good. The years went by like this until I ended up in prison with a life sentence. I went through many things in prison. I was against everything and everyone — against life, against myself — feeling so guilty, carrying a heavy burden.
When I was around ten or eleven-years-old — during an accident that could have cost me my life — I realized that I had been living in a haze.
We were on a family holiday at the seaside of Vendée on the French Atlantic coast. My sister and I were playing in the shallows when, roughhousing, I was shoved into a German shepherd that we hadn't noticed...
Prem Rawat Gives Keynote Address for Week of Peace in Sicily
On Friday, May 27, in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Prem Rawat addressed 1200 people who had gathered in the town square overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was the highlight of aWeek of Peace and Solidarity, sponsored jointly by Mayor Nicolò Castaldi, Associazione Percorsi and The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF). Hundreds were seated while others crowded onto balconies overlooking the square and squeezed into any space with a view. Translation was broadcast to all from well-placed speakers throughout the square.
On April 27, 2011, at the Maria Angola Convention Center in Lima, Perú, Maharaji spoke to 2,054 people about the music of this existence. He reminded his audience of the natural rhythm of the breath and how, to keep yourself in sync, you should listen to that beat.
Inmates in correctional facilities around the world are listening to Prem Rawat’s message of peace. Most attend weekly workshops where they watch videos brought to them by TPRF volunteers and have interactive discussions. Some have access to audiotapes or watch videos on a computer. Some only have a few reading materials they might borrow from the prison library.