Learning of Ram Dass passing last night hit me harder than I ever thought it could. He was a man I could relate to. And he inspired a lot of my earlier adult years when I was figuring it all out. A lot of lessons my own father started to teach me as a child were reaffirmed by the teachings of Ram Dass. I would like to present some of my favorite Ram Dass quotes with you that I personally find inspirational.
“As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As you cultivate the witness, things change. You don’t have to change them. Things just change.”– Ram Dass, on Meditation
“Shifting out of judgment means learning to appreciate your predicament and their predicament with an open heart instead of judging. Then you can allow yourself and others to just be, without separation.”– Ram Dass, On Judgement of Others
“Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”– Ram Dass
What are some of your favorite Ram Dass Quotes? I would love to hear them in the comments below!
Who is Ram Dass? Read a more detailed bio at his website.