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"You said something so profound in your Sunday radio broadcast when you mentioned the time you were in India meditating. What you said has stayed with me ever since and wanted to share. When you completed your meditation, something changed for you when you looked down and decided to 'get rid of Gregory.' You are quite a special person in this Universe, dear Gregory. There is only 'this moment' and the 'beauty of silence.' I discover so much about myself when I take 'Charlene' out of the picture. Thanks for being the light and blessing you are!"
"Gregory, I have been following Aspire since about 1990. I have been reading your Sweet No-thing every day. One thing you taught me is letting go, that was one of the hardest thing to do. I grew up in Japan as a child, my dad was in the Navy. When I was 19, I spent a year on a remote island off Okinawa called Kuma Jima. In all my years I realize that life is about knowing not believing. Without your teachings I would never have found myself. I just wanted to thank you.”
“Recently, I was working as a live-in caregiver for a new client. It was an extremely challenging situation, dealing with someone who has advanced Alzheimers and was grieving for her sister, who had recently passed away. On my second day (Sunday), she informed me that she was going to watch church services on TV. I braced myself for the typical screaming evangelical preachers that are usually on television. Then, your show, Aspire, came on and I felt your words soothe my soul. I was so grateful for your inspiration. It was a bit of light: that came shining through in a very dark home. I’ve seen your show many times since and have purchased some of your Discourses. I am glad to see you are still touching those hearts that are open to your message. I hope to attend one of your Workshops one day.”
“We watch your show every Sunday morning and you inspire and enlighten us to follow our dreams and learn to Love. Thank you.”
"I can't begin to tell you how much your support with Meditations and Discourses have fulfilled my life. Thank you for everything you do, it truly makes a difference."
"Your website is magnificent - congratulations on your excellent work."
“Dear Dr. Penn, I am in a correctional prison in Chula Vista and I will be here for the next 6 months. I have been watching your Aspire program show and I am beginning to see how I have lived on the outside and how self-destructive I have been. The shows I am watching now, We Know Not What We Do, have really been helping me and some of the other inmates here. Thank you for making your show to help us all.”
“I am inexplicably happy to see that your programs are now on YouTube, I watch and learn from them nearly every day. I spend my lunch hour at work listening to you and am very inspired by your area of Carmel and especially Big Sir where some of the TV programs were filmed – so beautiful! I want to say THANK YOU for not ever giving up on all of us and giving of your heart to the sometime lost souls of the world, we need you so badly.”
“Your program this morning “Passing Through The Fires” is what I am experiencing. I receive criticism and grief from my family, who don't understand that I need to live my own path. I feel very isolated and alone, ridiculed by family. I sincerely thank you for this work you have lovingly devoted your life to. Your message is still as important today as when you started your practice many years ago. It is extremely valuable and has no expiration date. Your voice is a blessing to those of us ready to hear it.”
"I'm SO happy to find and connect with you again! My mom used to attend your biofeedback classes in Escondido way back when and loved you very much. I grew up watching Aspire and have missed seeing it. You taught me the value of 'surrender' and 'namaste.' Thank you for that."
“Gregory, thank you for your new website and your radio program - your heartfelt vibes float across the seas to me in Australia.”
“Your program saved my life! No joke. I was about to do something very hateful and your program made me stop and ask myself, 'What is the point of it all?' To say the least, I am very grateful for the pause you gave me. By the way, things turned out well for all involved.”
“Thank you for Aspire. I have watched it for over 20 years and this is the first time I have ever given anything to support it. I am sorry. I always thought someone else would do it for me. How selfish have I been? I am going to be better about giving from now on. Aspire and you, Gregory, have helped more than I can ever express in words.”
“I was in California visiting my kids, when I happened upon your Aspire show one Sunday morning. I must tell you that every word was for me and I can not thank you enough for the courage you show in speaking the way you do. I am so happy I can continue to watch Aspire on the website!”
“Dear Gregory, how daring you and your supporters are in this kind of world. I am very grateful for your bravery.”
“I just came across your Aspire show and watched for the first time. I believe everything happens for a reason and at the right time. Seeing your show is exactly what I needed from the Universe. Thank you. You have touched my life.”
“You must hear this all the time, but Aspire is saving my life. As I watch and listen to what you have to say, tears pour out of my eyes knowing that you are here in this world to help those of us who are fearful of Love. Please stay on the air…you are more important than you could ever imagine.”
“To all my Aspire friends: My husband has been in a chronic depression since 1989 and seemed destined to never heal. He was recently hospitalized from a very serious heart attack and was facing very serious surgery had no real hope that he would ever return to his family. During the hours before his surgery, he decided to watch TV for awhile (something he rarely does) and we happened to find your Aspire program. As we watched, I saw my husband do something he very rarely does…he smiled. He said, ‘That man has said what I could not and he seems to understand me.’ He made it through the surgery and as soon as he was home, he asked to order some of Gregory’s CDs. His health has been gradually improving ever since and his doctor is amazed. Gregory says it is my husband’s Love that saved him. I often think of all of you who have supported Aspire and made it possible for my husband to find a new life with his family. Thank you all for being so generous. We are now Sponsors of Aspire and hope that many of you will join us.”
“I’ve been watching your broadcasts since the 90’s when it was on XETV channel 6. I always felt that your shows were talking 'to' me and not 'at' me like most religious programs on Sunday mornings. I miss seeing the beautiful, tranquil scenery where Aspire was filmed. I especially miss your series a few years ago called: Nobody Likes You Anyway! For some reason, that really resonated with me. I’ve always been the type of person to try and 'please' everybody. While watching that segment, I learned from you that I simply can’t please everyone all the time and to just do my best in life. I have begun watching you again Greg. I really have missed you and Aspire in my life. Thanks for all that I have learned from you over the years. I practically grew up watching you. I was a mere 20-something when I first started watching Aspire back in the 90’s. I now look forward to having you guide me as I move through middle age. Namaste…"
“Your profound truths on television boggle my mind. You are the bravest man I have ever seen.”