(Love, Serve, Remember)
I know it is Monday. In this weeks Manic Monday…But on Sunday(Reflecting on Self Reflection), I discuss the importants of examining ourselves, our intentions and why our mind is so hard wired to resist quieting down. Ram Dass was the saving grace in my own self reflection. I would not be the me of today if it were not for the 1000’s of hours I spent learn and listen to this man.
To accompany you on your Self Reflection journey, Ram Dass is an amazing source of wisdom, instruction and hope.
Ram Dass, was born Richard Alpert. He was a Harvard professor of Psychology. He, along with Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzger, were fired from Harvard university for using Psychedelics in research and Personal Exploration. This led Richard Alpert to travel to India, where he met his guru Neem Karoli Baba. He then came back to North America, where he has lectured for the last 50 years.
Below are three clips meaningful to me, but are an introduction for anyone, into the depths of our inner life.
Dark Night of the Soul – a short (8min) explaination of the part of the spiritual path known as the phony holy(thinking we are more enlightened than we are) and the pendulum swing to the phony unholy(trying to be less enlightened than we actually are. The valley where we have lost the world but aren’t tasting deeply enough of the spirit.
Purification and the evolution of consciousness part 1(30 min) is 1 of a 4 part lecture. Ram Dass discusses how the temporary rushes of the material world and ego, at first pull us in and make us happy. But slowly become empty rituals. This emptiness is what begins the search for meaning, truth, and a peace that isn’t fleeting.
This is a must listen for anyone interested in learning a deep mthod of self reflection.🤔🤔🤔💮💮💮😂
The clip below is very special to me. In last weeks Wisdom Wednesday we took a look at Terence McKenna. I found Ram Dass because of this conversation between Ram Dass and Terence McKenna. Terence helped my intellect and imagination. However it is Ram Dass who helped me work on my heart.
This conversation, about how to create social change through peaceful action, is a reminescing of the 60’s mixed with wisdom for the future, from to people who were at the centre of it.
In next weeks episode we will take a look at Rupert Sheldrake. Like, subscribe and listen. Each time you work on yourself, the collective Karma is lessed. Think about the power of that.😍😍😍😍😍😇😇😇😇🌍🌎🌏