In this episode of the Healing at the Edge Podcast, Ram Dev unfolds the teachings behind his favorite quotes from Ram Dass.
Loving Awareness and the Moment
Dale reflects on how Ram Dass’ mantra evolved from “Be Here Now” to “I Am Loving Awareness”. He explores how bringing loving awareness into the moment can allow us to see suffering as grace and separate suffering from unpleasant experiences.
“Be Here Now’ was almost the rallying cry of a whole generation of people back in the ’60s and ’70s. Yet, as Ram Dass aged and his practice deepened, instead of talking about ‘Be Here Now’, he started talking about loving awareness.” – Ram Dev
Fear & Faith (14:15)
In each moment, do we have faith? Dale looks at how faith can free us from the bondage of fear and allow faith in the moment.
“Faith, no fear. Fear, no faith.” – Ram Dass
Explore Ram Dass’ teachings around fear and faith on Ep. 37 of the Healing at the Edge Podcast
Walking Each Other Home (17:45)
What key role does community play in our spiritual path? Dale explores the importance of interconnecting our practice to our family, friends, and society.
“It is easy to take these practices as something we do when we are sitting alone. But really, in a way that cannot be overemphasized, these practices are most available when we are in communion with people who are practicing. Right now there are hundreds of millions of people who are seeking the truth – in this moment. Not everybody in an obvious way – in a convent or an ashram. There are people on the freeway who are not upset when someone cuts them off. People working to be better spouses, to be better parents, to be better caregivers. We can receive the blessing of the work that others are doing. It is not something that we do alone.” – Ram Dev