It’s easy to become your illness, fear is powerful and contagious: watch a man who learns to NOT do this

After any major physical “insult,” as they call it, it’s all too easy to see yourself as a collection of symptoms rather than as a total human being, including your spirit — and thus to become your illness. Fear is powerful and contagious.

At first I allowed myself to catch it, worried that if I didn’t do what the doctors ordered, I’d be sorry. But now I’m learning to take my healing into my own hands. Healing, after all, is not the same as curing; healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing “what is now”.

Ram Dass

A documentation of Ram Dass as he recovers from a very serious stroke. This is one of my all time favorite films and above is the entire thing on youtube.

For your own copy of the film: Ram Dass: Fierce Grace

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