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The Enchanted Loom reviews Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush's book Walking Each Other Home


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This extended conversation between Mirabai Bush and Ram Dass explores end of life issues in depth. It's a compelling invitation to open to the possibility of learning how to die.

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The Enchanted Loom reviews Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush's book Walking Each Other Home

  1. 1. The Enchanted Loom Teasing sturdy threads from neuroscience masterworks
  2. 2. Teasing 10 threads from Ram Dass’s & Mirabai Bush’s …
  3. 3. Thread 1: Dying is the most important thing you do in your life. It’s the great frontier for every one of us. If you know how to live and to love, you know how to die. (pg. X)
  4. 4. Thread 2: Love is not a gated community. Everyone is allowed in…. Love is a public health issue. (pg. 47)
  5. 5. Thread 3: “If you wish to escape from prison, the first thing you must realize is that you are in prison. If you think you are free, no escape is possible.” ~ G.I. Gurdjieff (pg. 57)
  6. 6. Thread 4: We are all one. We are all talking to ourselves when we talk to one another. There is the plane of the ego, the plane of the soul, and the plane of the One. Compas- sion comes from the reali- zation of our Oneness.(pg. 74)
  7. 7. Thread 5: “Love is omni-inclusive, progressively exquisite, understanding and tender and compassion- ately attuned to other than self.” ~ Buckminster Fuller (pg. 82)
  8. 8. Thread 6: If your work is not taking you into love, it’s not right for you. (pg. 86)
  9. 9. Thread 7: The wisest beings with whom I have made contact in this lifetime all assure me that a soul leaves neither a moment too early nor a moment too late. For those of us who identify strongly with our bodies and personalities, this is hard to accept. (pg. 116)
  10. 10. Thread 8: I like the idea of a spiritual legacy – telling others your spiritual story before you go, so they can learn from it. (pg. 142)
  11. 11. Thread 9: A lot of the anxiety and struggle during dying has to do with the concept that the person has about what’s happening, not with what’s actually happen- ing, not the dying process itself. Many dying people struggle terribly hard because they have a model that this is loss and failure – and that’s terribly frightening. (pg. 159)
  12. 12. Thread 10: (After death) the least conscious beings go uncon- scious and get reprogrammed. The next more con- scious beings meet other beings who guide them and help them. The most conscious beings just let go completely at the moment of death, and they don’t go through more incarnations. (pg. 172 )
  13. 13. 12 Guidelines for Being a Loving Rock For the Dying (pg. 124) 1. Be Yourself 2. Be compassionately present 3. Be humble 4. Be with each moment 5. Don’t lose your sense of humor 6. Have confidence in the dying process. Trust in the unfolding. 7. Expect nothing and be ready for anything 8. Let go of your own fears 9. Follow the lead of the dying 10. Practice sacred listening 11. Don’t talk about the afterlife unless you are asked 12. Most of all: Be love; send love
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