Open Heart Extra

09 May 2012
May 9, 2012

A Kind Word Turneth Away Wrath

  The following is an excerpt by late Aikido master Terry Dobson in the anthology “The Peaceful Warrior,” edited by Rick Fields (Tarcher/Putnam, 1994) as retold by Ram Dass in An Experiment in Awareness – Mile High Church, Colorado, June 24, 1994. The train clanked and rattled through the suburbs of Tokyo on a drowsy Spring afternoon… read more →

If you tune in to the BBC or read newspapers from around the world, you will realize that we in the U.S. are seen as an economically exploitive and not very compassionate nation, and yet we are made up of people who are compassionate. It’s an interesting paradox. It’s like seeing a big bully beat.. read more →

26 Mar 2012
March 26, 2012

Forgiveness and the Awakened Soul

Question: I’d like to know about forgiveness as a bridge between the separate self and the awakened soul. Ram Dass: That’s a nice way of phrasing the question. It’s a step on a ladder that goes from dualism into non-dualism. Because as you forgive or allow or acknowledge or say “Of course you’re human” or.. read more →

16 Mar 2012
March 16, 2012

The Idea of Soul Mates

Question: The problem seems to be that when you are in a relationship, in the beginning everything is happening, but when you marry that person it changes. I’ve been in several relationships, major relationships, I’ve been married and divorced twice and I’m searching for something special. Something I’m told is called a “soul mate”. Do.. read more →

07 Mar 2012
March 7, 2012

Awareness Beyond Death

  There is a tombstone in Ashby, Massachusetts that reads, “Remember friend, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you must be. Prepare yourself to follow me.” Something has happened to me as a result of meandering through many realms of consciousness over the past.. read more →