Earlier today, I received this testimonial from Omar, a 17-year-old who lives in Cairo, Egypt, on how Search Inside Yourself changed his life.  He came across the book in a store when he was going through a rough time.  This one is so powerful it makes me want to cry.  It brings home to me the profound gravity of our work.  My friends, thank you so much for all the support you have given to me.  And, thank you, Omar, for sharing this.

“This book drastically changed my life and helped me get over the stubborn problem of anger management. It made me realize that anger and negative energy are pretty much just feelings that rise inside of one’s mind or body.

I still use meditation to this very day. Whenever I feel something that I don’t really understand in my body I just go by myself into a room, put on some calm music and just meditate for 15-20 minutes and it really makes the difference.

It is such a powerful exercise. Back then [before I read the book] I was standing on the right side of the spectrum of religion and ideology. Reading this book made me think of people from other religions as other people who are fully deserving to live and are just like me.  Now I can fully accept everyone regardless of their religion or sexuality or color and that makes me feel good every day.”

[Also thanks to Kelly Vicars and Harry Spitzer for collecting these testimonials.]