We have the fourth book for the Aaron Rodgers Book Club. Each week on the Pat McAfee show the Green Bay Packer Quarterback comes on and talks about life and football. He even dabbles in a little reading. This week’s book is called Be Here Now by Ram Dass.
This week’s selection continues on the trend that Aaron Rodgers started with in the first book. Here is a brief synopsis of what the week 4 book is all about. Also below is a link to the book on Amazon for those that can’t find it at Barnes and Noble or their local library.
Week 4 Book – Be Here Now
Ladies & Gentlemen the moment you've all been WAITING for
This weeks book in the @AaronRodgers12 Book Club is "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass#PMSARBookClub #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/BDymWO7Dtl
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 28, 2021
When Be Here Now was first published in 1971, it filled a deep spiritual emptiness, launched the ongoing mindfulness revolution, and established Ram Dass as perhaps the preeminent seeker of the twentieth century.
Just ten years earlier, he was known as Professor Richard Alpert. He held appointments in four departments at Harvard University. He published books, drove a Mercedes and regularly vacationed in the Caribbean. By most societal standards, he had achieved great success. . . . And yet he couldn’t escape the feeling that something was missing.
Psilocybin and LSD changed that. During a period of experimentation, Alpert peeled away each layer of his identity, disassociating from himself as a professor, a social cosmopolite, and lastly, as a physical being. Fear turned into exaltation upon the realization that at his truest, he was just his inner-self: a luminous being that he could trust indefinitely and love infinitely.
And thus, a spiritual journey commenced. Alpert headed to India where his guru renamed him Baba Ram Dass—“servant of God.” He was introduced to mindful breathing exercises, hatha yoga, and Eastern philosophy. If he found himself reminiscing or planning, he was reminded to “Be Here Now.” He started upon the path of enlightenment and has been journeying along with it ever since.
Be Here Now is a vehicle for sharing the true message, and a guide to self-determination.- Amazon.com
Here are the other books that have been announced.
- Week 1 – The Alchemist
- Week 2 – Where Men Win Glory
- Week 3 – The Giver
I hope you check out at least one book on the list. All of them are decently easy reads in terms of the time that will take to complete each book. Lets us know in the comment section below if you reading one of these or a different book altogether.