John J. Prendergast, PhD, is a psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, author of the book In Touch: How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself, and founder and editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology. John met his first teacher, Advaita master Jean Klein, in 1983 and began studying with one of our favorite teachers, Adyashanti, in 2001. For 23 years John was also a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where Vanessa went to grad school.
We first came across John on the Buddha at the Gas Pump podcast where we were immediately drawn to his simple, yet profound, integration of psychology and spirituality. Both in reading his book and after Brooke sat with him on a weekend retreat recently we knew we needed to bring him on for a conversation we could share with all of you about what it means to really land in your heart and live from there.
In this conversation we cover so many topics including how to trust yourself and tune into your intuition, how to access genuine safety, what it means to live from the heart, and why the ego is doomed to fail. This conversation is a delight and a revelation that can affect you for years to come.