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Prem Rawat

How to Find Peace in a Noisy World

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Hear Yourself by Prem Rawat is a guide to living a fulfilling life. Through stories and reflections, Rawat teaches us to reconnect with ourselves and experience true inner peace and happiness.

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    To find peace within, you must first silence the noise.

    Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt your mind racing?

    You slowly open your eyes, yawn, stretch and are immediately strangled by thoughts about the day ahead, the goals you have to achieve, and other people’s expectations.

    If you resonated with any of that, you’re not alone. We’re all servants to what the author, Prem Rawat, calls the “busyness of life.” We let trivial things control our agenda to the point where time seems to melt into thin air. And, in doing so, we miss out on all the rich experiences that life has to offer.

    The key message here is: To find peace within, you must first silence the noise. 

    In the modern world, there is always something fighting for your attention. Take technology. While it’s a useful and necessary part of life, it is just as often an amplifier of noise and distraction.

    Just think about how many hours a day you waste on your phone. The need to be constantly connected means continually scrolling social media feeds and emails, responding to messages, and then feeling dejected if you miss out on something cool. 

    But technology’s not the only thing at fault. Your internal pressures, desires, and expectations also play a big role – things like getting a promotion, advancing in your career, or worrying about whether other people think of you as “successful.”

    It’s not wrong to be ambitious. But the constant drive for achievement is a distraction from what is good in the present moment. It’s like driving from A to B as fast as possible, without pausing to look out of the window. 

    Many of us might acknowledge that our lives are noisy – but our problem is that we seek peace in the wrong places. We flee from stress by going on long vacations to remote islands or escaping up high mountains. But unless we can find peace within ourselves, the noise will always follow us.

    Reconnecting with the peace within isn’t about cutting yourself off from technology or civilization. It’s about building a solid foundation of calm and strength – and then using that to keep you steady, even in the darkest of times. 

    In the following blinks we’ll take a look at exactly how you can reconnect with your inner peace. 

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    What is Hear Yourself about?

    Hear Yourself (2021) is a guide to cutting out distractions, silencing your mind, and connecting to your inner peace. Packed with ancient wisdom and compelling anecdotes, it’ll teach you to cultivate calm and serenity within yourself to counter the noise and busyness of the world outside.

    Hear Yourself Review

    Hear Yourself by Prem Rawat (2021) offers profound insights into self-awareness and finding inner peace. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It presents wisdom and guidance on how to reconnect with ourselves and live a more fulfilling life.
    • Through personal stories and practical exercises, it provides tools for self-reflection and personal growth.
    • The book's down-to-earth approach and relatable stories make it relatable and accessible to readers from all walks of life.

    Who should read Hear Yourself?

    • Goal-setters who want to follow through on their ambitions
    • People feeling distracted and overwhelmed by the demands of life
    • Anyone trying to navigate periods of stress, trauma, or grief

    About the Author

    For over 50 years, Prem Rawat has traveled the world and spoken to hundreds of millions of people to spread his message of peace. Rawat is the founder of the Prem Rawat Foundation, which aims to advance dignity, peace, and prosperity through initiatives like the Peace Education Program and Food for People. He is the author of Peace is Possible and is also a photographer, composer, and pilot.

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    What is the main message of Hear Yourself?

    The main message of Hear Yourself is to reconnect with your inner self and find joy and fulfillment in the present moment.

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    Is Hear Yourself a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Hear Yourself is a worthwhile read for those seeking personal growth and inner peace. It offers valuable insights and practical guidance to live a more fulfilling life.

    Who is the author of Hear Yourself?

    The author of Hear Yourself is Prem Rawat.

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