RamDev – Healing at the Edge – Ep. 97 – Right Effort and Surrender

In this episode of Healing at the Edge, RamDev reflects on surrendering into suffering and how right effort unfolds in our lives.

“Right effort is the effort to surrender. It’s not the effort to change, or fix, or do anything. It’s the effort to keep remembering that our true nature is already whole.” – RamDev (Dale Borglum)

In this episode of Healing at the Edge, RamDev reflects on:
  • The motivations for our spiritual practice
  • Looking at how suffering is caused by how we are relating to our environment
  • Sitting with discomfort
  • The different kinds of laziness
  • Alleviating suffering for other beings
  • The path of working with Kali 
  • Remembering our connectedness to God
About RamDev Dale Borglum:

RamDev Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility in the United States, The Dying Center, for people who wished to die consciously. His life’s work and passion has been and continues to be the healing of our individual and collective relationship with death and using our mortality as an inspiration for spiritual awakening.

Listen to more from RamDev Dale Borglum:
RamDev talks about how the current state of the world is uncovering so many opportunities for practice, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 48
RamDev gives a dharma talk about cultivating enough faith to face things as they are, and leads a meditation centered on the power of the grounding breath, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 49.
Building a bridge from separation to connection, RamDev offers practices for staying grounded, working with emotions like grief, and transmuting fear into love, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 67.
RamDev shares stories of his time with Ram Dass from the early days of the satsang, and reflects on what Ram Dass meant to him as a teacher and friend, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 42.
RamDev shares a dharma talk on how we can ease our suffering by offering compassion to our fear, in Healing a the Edge Ep. 46.
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