Analyzing the roots of anxiety, RamDev explains the spiritual and emotional benefits of having a direct experience of emptiness.

“Emptiness is not nothingness. It’s fullness of presence. It’s fullness of beingness.” – RamDev

This week on Healing at the Edge, RamDev explains:
  • The fundamental misperception of who we are
  • Reality versus delusion
  • Form, solidness, and sense of self
  • Directly experiencing emptiness
  • Anxiety produced from separateness
  • Appreciating the dream-like nature of things
  • Readings from The Heart Sutra
  • Letting go of the urge to control our lives
  • The simplicity and complexity of surrendering / trusting God
  • Different types of anxiety
  • Emptiness versus nothingness

“Anxiety is telling us that we’re lost in the fundamental delusion of solidness and separateness, that we don’t really get the Buddhist notion of emptiness. A direct experience of emptiness, and then being able to stabilize emptiness, can be a way of working with anxiety.” – RamDev

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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.