Ram Dass Got It Right: Chopping Wood And Carrying Water IS The Spiritual Path

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Chopping wood and carrying water. For me these are the most powerful words in all of Ram Dass’s iconic, groundbreaking book Be Here Now. It’s an apt metaphor for how best to travel the spiritual path. Why?

First, what does Ram Dass mean by chopping wood and carrying water? In older, more primitive societies these would be two of the…




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David Gerken

David Gerken

Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Dad of three precious kids. Former writer for THE WEST WING. Follow me at davidgerken.net.

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