New York Times Bestseller
“Rawat’s deep wisdom is a breath of fresh air; Hear Yourself gives the gift of peace and gratitude in a time we sorely need it.”—Ian Morgan Cron, author of The Story of You and co-author of The Road Back to You
“Hear Yourself invites us to take a journey from the outside world we live in everyday to the world of peace within us. I highly recommend this inspiring book to anyone ready to take that journey.”—Bill McCarthy, Founder and President of The Unity Foundation
The renowned teacher and author of the internationally bestselling Peace Is Possible shows us how to quiet the noise of our busy lives to hear our own unique authentic voice—the source of peace.
The cacophony of modern life can be deafening, leaving us feeling frazzled and uneasy. In this warm, wise book, Prem Rawat teaches us how to turn down the noise to “hear ourselves”—to listen to the subtle song of peace that sings inside each of us. Once we learn to truly “hear ourselves” and the voice of peace within, then we can hold on to that as we face all the noise of the world.
The culmination of a lifetime of study, Hear Yourself lays out the crucial steps we can use to focus on the voice within. Take a walk in nature and listen for the sounds of harmony, Prem Rawat suggests, or set aside a few minutes each day to feel gratitude, which comes from the core of our being. He challenges us to embrace our thirst for peace and let go of expectations for how it should feel. With one straightforward yet deeply profound question, he helps us to focus—to be present: Am I conscious of where I am today and what I want to experience in this world?”
If we allow ourselves to listen, what we hear is the extraordinary miracle of existence—an experience that transforms our relationship to life and everything in it. Packed with powerful insights and compelling stories, Hear Yourself introduces readers to an ancient line of practical wisdom that enlightens us to a simple way to listen. By doing so, Prem Rawat reveals, we can “profoundly change our understanding of ourselves, those around us, and our lives.”
Hear Yourself... How to find peace in a noisy world.
Excellent read. Easy and fulfilling. Highly recommend to be included in everyone’s personal library. It’s a book that is readable over and over again.
One to Cherish
I cherish this book, because it faces a daunting challenge. It's not about ideas; it's about an experience. And as Prem Rawat says in chapter 3, "Sometimes, the essence of an experience is not present in the words we reach for to describe it." I think it's clear that the author would like to convey the essence of his experience, but how can he do so with words in a book? This is the daunting challenge I mentioned. It's my challenge, too, in writing a review. I would like to convey the essence of my experience as a reader/listener. It isn't easy.
To sharpen the challenge, he adds, "If an experience can't be easily explained, people can assume it must be complicated in nature. But it's usually the attempt to explain it that's complicated, not the experience itself." If Prem has written a book of 12 chapters and hundreds of pages about an experience, one might well conclude that it's complicated. But it's actually simple. Finally, he quotes the poet Rumi about "the kiss we want with our whole lives," saying "Close the language-door, and open the love-window." Can a book, by definition composed of language, do that? Not to mention a review.
Perhaps that is one reason I especially recommend the audio version of this book, read by the author. The human voice conveys much more than words. Speaking as a person who has listened to this author's voice for decades, I feel that in his reading of this work, he has found and shared a dimension of his voice and, really, of himself, that I have not seen anywhere else: open, intimate, personal, accessible.
For me, this book does "Close the language-door and open the love-window." That experience is very personal. I encourage you to read or listen to the book yourself, and discover YOUR answer to the intriguing question: is this just another book, or something more?
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Inspiring book. It's a classic that can be read over and over again with learning every time.