Whether it is Christ, a guru, a loved one, or neighbor, RamDev helps us find the object of our devotion in each passing moment.

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“One can use grief as an opportunity to deepen devotion. Through the grief, you will probably be getting in touch with parts of your heart that, up until now, have been at least partly abandoned because of earlier losses in your life.” – RamDev

In this episode of Healing at the Edge, RamDev explains:
  • The inner and outer guru
  • Letting go of identification with suffering
  • Seeing the forest versus getting lost in the trees
  • The grace within devotion
  • How our psychological integration determines what level of intimacy we will have with God
  • Inhabiting the body and opening the heart
  • Worshiping God in every form
  • Conscious grieving and deepening devotion
  • Spaciousness and non-grasping as an antidote to fear

“The guru isn’t just something outside that we’re in relationship with. Its everything, it’s the whole universe. And, it’s the practitioner. It’s you, it’s me. It’s not something that’s only there when we’re feeling holy and sacred. Suppose you’re saying a mantra, you’re saying ram ram ram. From the standpoint of tantra, each time you say ram, it is ram. Each time you look in the mirror, it is ram. Each time you look at your partner or your child or your neighbor, it is ram. It is the mother.” – RamDev

About RamDev Dale Borglum:

RamDev Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility in the United States, The Dying Center, for people who wished to die consciously. His life’s work and passion has been and continues to be the healing of our individual and collective relationship with death and using our mortality as an inspiration for spiritual awakening.

Listen to more from RamDev Dale Borglum:

RamDev talks about how the current state of the world is uncovering so many opportunities for practice, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 48

RamDev gives a dharma talk about cultivating enough faith to face things as they are, and leads a meditation centered on the power of the grounding breath, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 49.

Building a bridge from separation to connection, RamDev offers practices for staying grounded, working with emotions like grief, and transmuting fear into love, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 67.

RamDev shares stories of his time with Ram Dass from the early days of the satsang, and reflects on what Ram Dass meant to him as a teacher and friend, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 42.

RamDev shares a dharma talk on how we can ease our suffering by offering compassion to our fear, in Healing a the Edge Ep. 46.