Ram Dass
Be Here Now
We are all just walking each other home.
Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.
Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.
Be here, now!
Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.
As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.
When I used to perform weddings, the image I always had was the image of a triangle, in which there are two partners and then there is this third force, this third being, that emerges out of the interaction of these two. The third one is the one that is the shared awareness that lies behind the two of them.
The next message you need is always right where you are.
And suddenly I realized that he knew everything that was going on in my head, all the time, and that he still loved me. Because who we are is behind all that.
Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together.