Open Heart Extra

02 Jan 2013
January 2, 2013

Internal vs. External Responsibility

Question: In a rapidly deteriorating situation, like in this country and the world today, why are the most aware people that I know of, and others, really feeling the need to get into heavy political action? And this seems to take on two manifestations: one, it divides people even worse, and the other is, on.. read more →

26 Dec 2012
December 26, 2012

Doing Your Own Being

The only thing you have to offer another human being, ever, is your own state of being. You can cop out only just so long, saying, “I’ve got all this nice stuff, I know all this and I can do all this.” But everything you do, whether you’re cooking food or doing therapy or being.. read more →

17 Dec 2012
December 17, 2012

A Letter to Rachel

Ram Dass wrote a letter some years ago to a family who had lost their young daughter, Rachel.  Although he wrote it to these two parents specifically, everything in this letter applies to anyone who has lost a child. Dedicated in love and light to the victims, children and adults, and families in Newtown, Connecticut… read more →

15 Dec 2012
December 15, 2012

Mantras

A mantra is a phrase, or it could be a sound or a phrase. It is a phrase that you repeat over and over and over again. Take for example the phrase Om Mani Padme Hum. This phrase is perhaps one of the most widely used mantras in the world today. In fact in Nepal you’ll.. read more →

28 Nov 2012
November 28, 2012

The Surrender to Consciousness

What I experienced at that time of meeting Maharaji, in fact, within those first few minutes of meeting him was the experience of surrender which was no surrender.  In other words, I didn’t begrudgingly give up my ego.  It was as if I came home to the place where I no longer needed it.  There.. read more →