The first segment of The Aware Show features Jamie Catto the director from the film, Becoming Nobody, the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings.
BECOMING NOBODY represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. Through his turns as scion of an eminent Jewish family from Boston, rock-star Harvard psychologist, counter-culture rascally adventurer, Eastern holy man, stroke survivor, and compassionate caregiver, Ram Dass has worn many hats in his journey, the narrative of which is revealed in this film. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor is abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Through BECOMING NOBODY we come to understand how our old roles and disguises become increasingly burdensome.
What is Female Power? According to Lisa’s guest, Claire Zammit, the power we’ve been mastering for the last 50 years has been a masculine version of power. In fact, the yearnings we have for self-expression, spiritual partnership, creativity, and contribution are high-quality problems we’re now navigating as a result of our unprecedented success at mastering power in the masculine. To create these things we most deeply long for—to produce a rich outer life that does not necessitate the loss of inner connection—we need to cultivate a new system of power, a Feminine Power. Lisa talks with Claire about this much-needed topic.