Richard Moss, M.D.


Richard Moss is internationally respected as a visionary thinker, teacher and author of six books on transformation, self-healing, and the art of conscious living. More than 30 years ago, he left the practice of medicine after a life-changing realization to dedicate his life to help others realize their multidimensional nature and achieve self-mastery. His teaching bridges science, psychology, energy medicine, and spiritual/awareness practices. He is most well-known for the deep experiential nature of his work where people learn holistically with their mind, body, and feelings.

His philosophy is entirely pragmatic: work on consciousness must alleviate human suffering and address the root causes of why and how we create so much conflict in ourselves and our world.

His books include: The I That is We (1981), How Shall I Live (1985), The Black Butterfly: An Invitation to Radical Aliveness (1986), The Second Miracle: Intimacy, Spirituality, and Conscious Relationships (1995), all published by Celestial Arts, Words That Shine Both Ways (self-published in 1997), The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness, published by New World Library, 2007 . His newest book is Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life Through the Power of Presence published February 2011, Hay House.  His works have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Portuguese and Danish and have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide.

For over thirty years Dr. Moss has taught in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. He has been interviewed in magazines and newspapers worldwide, and has presented at numerous conferences and at such institutions as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago Medical School, U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkeley, American University, Washington DC, Georgetown University, and John F. Kennedy University.

Richard lives in Ojai, CA and has three grown step-children.

On Conscious Breathing & The Power Of Breathing Together


We all breathe. Most of my life I took breathing for granted as we all generally do. As a young doctor, I thought that I understood what it meant to breathe: a physiological process initiated deep in the archaic brain resulting in the taking in of air and the releasing of the gaseous products of metabolism. 

Then when I was 30 years old a realization occurred, a spontaneous awakening. Some would call it the arousal of Kundalini. Then for the first time I truly knew what it means to breathe, or more aptly – what it means to be breathed. A living current of energy was suddenly present, like a nectar of exquisite peace and as the body softly rose and fell with each breath the current deepened.

Today, more than 35 years later when I bring my awareness softly to the breath, the current is immediately palpable. And when it is palpable to me, it has a peculiar capacity to change the consciousness of those near me. They become quiet, the habitual monkey mind thinking subsides, and soon some begin to sense the current within themselves.

When we consciously link awareness to our breathing, the conscious mind – our basic sense of self – becomes linked to the unconscious mind – our vaster self. At this level the illusion of being separate recedes and we begin to sense something within and without us that links us to each other and to all of existence. When two of more of us do this together, consciously synchronizing the physical breath while letting our awareness move into stillness, the power of the current is increased. These moments of communion show us something of who we really are. Not separate entities but interconnected parts of a greater aliveness. A beautiful merging takes place between our personal experience and something timeless and limitless. We taste oneness. We sense the immanence of the sacred.

This blessing can heal our bodies. Emotional stress falls away. The energy of unconditional love flows. Eros quickens. Our cells vibrate with life. We recognize ourselves as brothers and sisters in Spirit.

Understanding this, I am honored to be a member of the Advisory Board for Do as One. Our goal is that a billion of us will be breathing together while simultaneously turning our individual awareness toward the limitless mystery of the present moment. When this is accomplished, we will be creating a unifying current in which human conflict will subside and love and stewardship for our Earth will prevail.  

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