Statements from participants in PEP courses
All PEP participants get to express themselves during the courses – and get to give their feedback on the program.
PEP courses at DKUC in Søborg 2015–17
Entitled “An inner peace education course”
It would be hard to do without the weekly PEP evening.
It has been a fantastic program — I have benefitted greatly. It is very useful in my daily life.
It is so simple. Simple, everyday words.
It was so fantastic that Prem spoke so slowly and with breaks. I liked that there was room for reflection and introspection.
To find inner peace and gratitude for life has motivated my inner thoughts. To know the difference between the mind and the heart.
I thought Prem Rawat went deeper each time, but now I experience that it is actually me who is going deeper each time.
I think it is getting better with every lesson. I like it more every time.
On my way to the PEP I saw an incredibly beautiful tree which had just burst into leaf. I had to smell it and enjoy its beauty, and for the rest of the way I was filled with appreciation. When I arrived at the PEP, I was surprised that theme of the meeting was … appreciation!
It is all very easy and simple — and therefore also difficult. Normally after a couple of days a situation arises in which I have to choose, based on what I have learnt from the course.
It is important to pass it on to your children. I think we can learn a lot from children. When they start in school, they get separated from that appreciation. We need to pass appreciation on to our children, so they may learn it before society grabs their full attention.
It is strange, but many times I have arrived home from work feeling tired and frustrated on the PEP day. Normally, I would hide on my sofa after such a day. Still something inside of me made me choose the PEP evening every time, despite the fact that the PEP course is entirely voluntary. That is strange and completely new to me.
PEP courses at AOF in Faaborg and Svendborg respectively
Entitled 'The art of being yourself'.
I get such a feeling of tranquillity when I hear this.
Fine sessions with video clips, time for reflection and for sharing each other’s thoughts.
Inspiring! Have become very conscious of my breath — a positive experience.
I get so happy when I hear this. It is so nice to talk about it and to be in a forum of understanding.
I bring something home with me every time.
Sometimes one needs help to go inside oneself.
The only task is that it is just me I have to do something about.
It is not okay to get used to living with pain but, on the contrary, it is okay to go for peace, happiness and love.
It is an overlooked “focus area” that we carry the answers within ourselves, and that we do not need to find them in others. A piece of information that we lack. We do not learn it in school or other places.
To me, it is the calm that is lacking — the calm that one is supposed to find in the moment. It is a feeling within.
It has not been implicit in our upbringing that we need appreciation. We also need it at our workplace, where we like to be seen for what we do.
We are here, and we are lucky to be alive.
It occurred to me that compassion for my existence could be to accept what I am, instead of knocking myself over the head with it — and come to peace with it. Not letting myself be judged by negative thoughts and everything that surrounds me.
See expressions from all over the world to Prem Rawat at www.premrawat.com, including those from prison inmates.