“His message and tone conveyed a blend of hope, encouragement, guidance, strength, and love and appeared to make everyone there feel like they were the most important human beings on earth. He defined freedom in terms that were unrelated to physical walls or restrictions and explained how many very seemingly successful people were even more constrained than the inmates themselves. He encouraged everyone to stand on their own two feet and to exercise their own hearts, saying it is easy to develop the muscles in the arm, but to exercise the muscles of the heart takes the real strength. He challenged all of us to develop the capacity to love, to shine, and to fulfill our human potential, and then added with emphasis, never to return to this place.” Injmate John Snyder writes about Prem Rawat’s speech at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas.
At the “Peace and Well-being” confrence in Brussels, I discovered that a message of peace inspires and encourages the reduction in conflict, one day at a time. It encourages better education so our children can find other ways to resolve their differences and it supports reduced violence in the home and better workplace relationships.
I sensed a deep, emotional response from the audience. The “Performance Art” and beautifully painted mosaic left the public speechless for a few moments. Slowly at first, the audience broke out with warm applause which continued enthusiastically for a long time.
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