Ram Dass speaks about cultivating compassion throughout one’s spiritual journey. All of the spiritual practices are used to release you from the tyranny of the overactive mind. You use the mind to bypass the mind, meditation practices, devotion, etc. The minute you break the identification with your thought, it’s as if you come into the quality of awareness, it has presence and clarity about the Universe around and within you. There is a very soft quality in it. This is the heart/mind, the intuitive heart. It’s a doorway into another realm where you’re not separate.