Author of the best-selling book, Be Here Now, Ram Dass also known as Baba Ram Dass, helped spirituality become more mainstream within the west. The premise of this book reminds us of the beautiful process of being alive and fully present whereas in our common society we pass over the subtle details and forget to notice the sensation of being alive.
The Message of Be Here Now
Ram Dass’s message of Be Here Now reminds us of surrendering to the beautiful “trip” that is life. He studied the effects of LSD and psychedelics on human consciousness and how it correlated to opening the mind to conscious living.
Mindfulness and expanding our current awareness and remembering ourselves as the creator of our realities is Ram Dass’s message. His quotes provide different essences of his teachings which can work to remind your awareness to encompass another layer of clarity.
Along with reading Be Here Now you can use these mindfulness sensory exercises to increase your awareness and explore all your states of consciousness. Practicing them before reading these quotes will help you shift into a space where your mind is calmer and you can explore their meaning without as many mental distractions.
Be Here Now Ram Dass Quotes
I think the message is that you don’t need to go to anywhere else to find what you are seeking
Starting off with this quote due to the fact it connects us to the title of the book and the message that can bring us to a place of stillness, acceptance, and even bliss. You do not need to suffer by looking for anything you contain it all within you!
It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.
This quote reminds us that allowing life to happen is part of the beautiful experience of life and can be extremely rewarding. This reminds us to stay humble and to find the joy in even the caterpillarness or uncomfortable transformation.
I can do nothing for you but work on myself…you can do nothing for me but work on yourself!
This speaks about the importance of not getting caught up in the reflection of the external world. That the work we do on ourselves is the way we can actually affect the external world since it is a reflection of each other. Find what Deepak Chopra says on healing the self here.
Just because you are seeing divine light, experiencing waves of bliss, or conversing with Gods and Goddesses is no reason to not know your zip code
This is similar to staying grounded while also deeply expanding and deeply exploring human consciousness. This is because we are here to have a human experience and that can include the most spiritual experience without needing to be separate from the human world.
Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean
This quote can teach us a bit of the essence of meditation and how to view emotions and distracting thoughts. You can use this guided meditation to tap into letting go of attachments.
If you listen to your own inner voice, it will tell you where you are now, and which method will work best for you in your evolution towards the light.
Within all of us we are capable of healing naturally. Our inner voice knows its own wisdom. This is why quieting the busy mind through meditation is extremely beneficial and can help us listen to our inner voice!
When your center is firm, when your faith is strong and unwavering, then it will not matter what company you keep.
This beautiful quote reminds us that we can always remain at peace. That we always have what we need inside of us if we just choose to tap in.
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