Neil Evans

Self-knowledge has given me a more objective point of view about the people and events in my life, observes Neil Evans, executive director of the National Workforce Centerfor Emerging Technologies, an affiliation of Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA. Prior to his work in technology education, Evans was the CIO (1983 to 1994) of Microsoft, wbere be was recognized for tbree years by CIO magazine as one of the nation’s leading 100 IT officers. He believes it has made a difference in his career. I am constantly asked to take a leadersbip role because others can sense my objectivity and clarity, he says.

In 1974, when I was 26, I had been investigating a variety of different ways of learning more about myself. I had practiced martial arts for several years. This certainly helped, but I wanted to apply this understanding to all aspects of my life. Maharaji’s self-knowledge has enabled me to have this understanding. Like martial arts, it takes constant practice and the results are cumulative.

The biggest obstacles that I have had to overcome are ones that I have created. As much as I pursue my dreams wholeheartedly, there is always a voice within that tells me to stop, to go slower, or practice tomorrow. I try not to listen to that voice. Maharaji provides guidance and leadership on this path, reminding me of the value of my life and the importance of consistent practice of the techniques of self-knowledge.

Neil Evans, Belleveue, WA, USA

What people say

Millions of people have been touched by Prem Rawat's message of inner Peace and contentment. He addresses people from various walks of life. Whether he speaks to uneducated farmers in remote villages in India or to business leaders and government officials, his message remains same and directed to each individual. Expression from people in different walks of life, inspired by the message of Prem Rawat: