Live Your Deepest Vision: Q&A with Richard Moss
Please share what you do in 10 - 15 words:
I assist people in awakening to their essential selves in order to uncover and live their deepest vision for life and service.
Why do you do what you do?
There is nothing more gratifying than seeing people awaken to themselves and take full responsibility for their lives. They feel the gratitude that comes from experiencing themselves as empowered to fully live in all aspects of life.
What are you currently fascinated by in your work?
That in experiencing love — as a way of being open to each moment, every part of oneself, and every relationship — there is no end to love.
How did you come to your path? Any aha moments or key teachers?
I belong to the the lineage that may be called Spontaneous Realization, rather than a traditional lineage. However every step of the way I have been blessed by individuals who have mentored me on my journey. I receive inner guidance primarily through dreams and visions. Learning has been a lifelong process of unfolding that continues to deepen my sense of wonderment and gratitude.
What book(s) did you like reading this year?
I contemplate spiritual classics from many traditions. In the field of neuroscience, recently I have found The Master and His Emissary to be the most rewarding to study. I regularly read the periodical Science News. I am an insatiable reader of poetry and read Walt Whitman, Mary Oliver, T.S. Eliot, Rilke, Rumi, David Whyte, and many others. I also love historical fiction, as well as history in general.
If you’ve taught at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat before, what is one surprising thing about the experience for you?
I very much appreciate and respect that the ashram is welcoming and open to a broad spectrum of teachings and paths.