Ram Dass, a beloved spiritual teacher and Imperfect Human Be-Ing has died. A vital model for many in the 60's, he was also subject to the same issues we all must face.
In 1997 Ram Dass had a major stroke and was not expected to live. I saw him after that, speaking at Breitenbush Retreat Center in Oregon. He had great difficulty moving and speaking. One thing he said there really hit me: "I was stroked." Subsequently he went on to teach at far deeper levels of vulnerability and 'knowing' about our fragile existence on this earth. I liked this quote from this article: tricycle.org/trikedaily/ram-dass-dies/ "The stroke had given him a far deeper understanding of what the suffering of aging, infirmity, and dying really means. Characteristically, he viewed it in spiritual terms: I don’t wish you the stroke, but I wish you the grace from the stroke, he said in Ram Dass, Going Home, a 2017 documentary by Derek Peck. “The stroke pushed me inside even more. That’s so wonderful.”
A model for each of us.
I am a catalyst for others, helping people continue, over their entire life span - preconception, conception, in the womb and after - to grow, learn, heal so that each person can live their deepest longings. This is my passion.
Adventurer, lover of beauty, seeking clarity, harmony & balance. Compassionate. Just. Fair. Grateful. Hugely grateful.