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.

I can resonate with you in the highest place I am. So: I can do nothing for you but work on myself... You can do nothing for me but work on yourself! - Baba Ram Dass
from Be Here Now page 44

“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
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. - Ram Dass

“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
Here we are here & now that's all there is. - Ram Dass

“Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”

Ram Dass
It's a little more like the image of a caterpillar - Encosing itself in a cacoon in order to go through the metamorphosis To emerge as a butterfly. The caterpiller doesn't say: 'Well now. I'm going to climb into this cacoon and come out a butterfly.' It's just an inevitable process It''s inevitable It's just happening It's got to happen that way.
Be Here Now, Page 12

RIP Ram Dass. He left us with great wisdom and so much Love. I intend to create some chakra affirmations plaques and quote magnets for my home that features some of these Ram Dass quotes.

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.






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