2012 Ram Dass
“I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people … to me, that’s what the emerging game is all about.” Ram Dass
I am looking at the words Ram Dass used in his quote and his starting point :
[help] Show IPA
verb (used with object)
to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task orsatisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; renderassistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: Heplanned to help me with my work. Let me help you with thosepackages.
[ahy] Show IPA
pronoun,nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me;plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objectiveus; noun, plural I’s.
the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker inreferring to himself or herself.
before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i; Old English ic, ih; cognate withGerman ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, OCS azŭ,Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám
pronoun, plural our·selves http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf
r-, ou-er-] Show IPA
my normal or customary self: After a few days of rest, I expectto be myself again.
[ih-murj] Show IPA
verb (used without object), e·merged, e·merg·ing.
to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity: a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emergingfrom the fog.
1 [geym] Show IPA noun, adjective, gam·er,gam·est, verb, gamed, gam·ing.
a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or enduranceon the part of two or more persons who play according to aset
of rules, usually for their own amusement or for that ofspectators.
The word HELP was defined as – ’to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need’ (dictionary.com) – as such, used within polarity - help/no help, need and satisfying a need, or no need and not satisfying a need. This is the ego-personality defining oneself within limitation- which the individual live as – not as who one really is one and equal as all .
The word ‘I’ was used in referring to oneself separate from another – ‘used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself’ (dictionary.com) as the ego-personality- not as who one really is, one and equal as all.
The word MYSELF was used in referring to oneself separate from another - my normal or customary self (dictionary.com) as the ego-personality -perceiving itself separate from all -not as who one really is, one and equal as all
The word EMERGE was used within polarity – emerge/submerge visible/invisible – as the ego-personality perceiving itself separate from all – not as who one really is, one and equal as all
The word GAME was used within the perspective of competition – within judgment of what is here – as the ego -personality perceiving itself separate from all - not as who one really is, one and equal as all
Working for WHAT IS BEST for ALL in giving ALL equal chance to live in dignity where we can have heaven on earth is what life is about. The establishment of equal money for all, equal rights, equal power etc.– is real self -expression in the physical. Without this, self-realization cannot exist as self = all Life.
We are not separate from words. We are the LIVING WORDS – one and equal as SELF – AS LIFE.
I will put my shoes in Ram Dass’s shoes and I will do self-forgiveness for perceived separation from the words he used in the quote – where instead of me being directed by the definition i gave the words as per the relationship i formed with them -i am directing the words here as Self.
Here’s my self-forgiveness statements:
Me as Ram Dass:
I forgive myself that i have accepted and allowed myself to perceive the word Help
separate from me – as i identify as the ego-personality,
not realizing that I am one and equal as all
I forgive myself that i have accepted and allowed myself to perceive the word I separate from me – as i identify as the ego – personality, not realizing that i am one and equal as all .
I forgive myself that i have accepted and allowed myself to perceive the word MYSELF separate from me – as i identify as the ego-personality, not realizing that i am one and equal as all
I forgive myself that i have accepted and allowed myself to perceive the word EMERGE separate from me – as i identify as the Personality/Ego Self , not realizing that i am one and equal as all
I forgive myself that i have accepted and allowed myself to perceive the word GAME separate from me – as i identify as the ego – personality, not realizing that i am one and equal as all
“Helping people is real when one is assisting all in establishing a world that truly honors life equally . Working on oneself is real when one is taking self-responsibility – doing self-forgiveness, self-correction and applying self living principles in every moment of breath – birthing self here as Self as Life . That’s what Life is all about.” June Roca