RamDev – Healing at the Edge – Ep. 99 – Transmuting Emotions into Presence

How can we bring awareness and compassion to our emotions? This week, RamDev looks at how we can grow by forming a close relationship with our emotions.

“We liberate our emotions by seeing their empty nature.” – RamDev Dale Borglum

On this episode of the Healing at the Edge Podcast, we explore:
  • Opening to the emptiness of emotions
  • Being the lens that frames our experiences
  • Turning towards the raw energy of our emotions, rather than resisting them
  • The “egg-laying” breathing method 
  • Building the foundation for an open heart through grounding and centering

“The absolute truth cannot be realized through the domain of the mind, but only through the heart. Being lost in emotions blocks the heart, whether it’s gross emotions or subtle emotions. We need to see emotions as just awakened energy.” – RamDev Dale Borglum

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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