This time on Healing at the Edge, RamDev discusses dying. We learn how we can see death as a mirror and how to cope with the bittersweetness of life.

“Perhaps the deepest reason that we are afraid of death is we don’t know who we are.” – RamDev

If you feel like you are drowning in the world and are fighting to survive, the end may feel similar. RamDev says the more we can open our hearts, grow our self-esteem, and accept reality, the better we fare when it is our time to exit. We must work with fear, guilt, and shame while we can so that the urge to resist can fall away. We need to remove our aggression and surrender to the grace that is available to us all.

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.