Dorothy Hunt serves as the spiritual director of the Moon Mountain Sangha, teaching the spiritual lineage of Adyshanti. She is also the founder of the San Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy where she has practiced since 1967. She has several published works, the most recent being her book, Ending the Search: From Spiritual Ambition to the Heart of Awareness. We think you’ll find her teachings profound, liberating and refreshing. In this episode, she and Eric discuss what it means and looks like to awaken to our true reality. She dropped some truth bombs on us and if you listen to the conversation, we think they’ll land on you as well.
In This Interview, Dorothy Hunt and I Discuss…
- How we carry the seeds of everything within us – which do we water with our attention?
- That everything is an “inside job”
- Her focus of awakening to our true reality
- What spiritual ambition means
- The role of self-inquiry in awakening to who/what we really are
- A unified reality
- Desire, effort, and grace
- Intensity taking the place for ambition
- Staying put in the not knowing
- Staying put in the silence
- Expansion and contraction in life
- The error of thinking that our spirituality has to look a certain way
- Alternatives to silence as your soul food
- Asking ourselves the question: What is the deepest desire of my heart?
- Asking the follow-up question: And what will that bring? to get to the deepest desire
- Following your own inner teacher, your inner guidance
- That happiness is temporarily stopping wanting to be somewhere else
- That Adyashanti gave her nothing
- The sword that cuts through illusion
- When truth is moving it’s not asking permission
- When we want the truth more than we want life to look a certain way we find it
Dorothy Hunt Links