“What I have come to understand is that my path involves my heart.
It can’t come after the fact.
It has to be the leading edge of my method.
And in a devotional path, we work with forms in order to transform our own identities.
And, in the process, we break the habits we’ve held as our realities and our own self-definitions.
And the new realities, the new concepts we take on, because they were taken on intentionally, don’t have the same hold over us that the old ones had.
It’s using a skillful means to get rid of one thing when later we will get rid of that aid
~ Ram Dass