Out of Suffering and into What Has Already Been Allowed
How can we bring an effortless yes to this moment? How do we stop running from “the mess of life”—our predicaments, our frustrations, even our search for liberation—and start flowing with all of it?
In small venues throughout the UK and Europe, a young teacher named Jeff Foster is quietly awakening a new generation of spiritual inquirers to the experience of abiding presence and peace in our ever-shifting world. His informal gatherings, blogs, and “kitchen-table video posts” have created a rising tide of interest in his teachings.
With The Deepest Acceptance, Jeff Foster invites us to discover the ocean of who we are: An awareness that has already allowed every wave of emotion and experience to arrive.
While Jeff delightfully admits the irony of an audio program to convey something that is beyond words to teach, here he confirms his ability to guide us in unexpected new ways to a space of absolute acceptance and joy, no matter what’s happening in our lives.
Those who enjoy spoken-word teachings will find this original audio edition of Jeff Foster’s book especially engaging. Here, he guides us in the spirit of his spontaneous talks and dialogs, into the direct experience of deepest acceptance.
Candid, thoughtful, humorous—and deeply compassionate toward those searching for a way out of suffering—this refreshing new luminary inspires us to stop trying to “do” acceptance … and start falling in love with “what has already been allowed.”
©2012 Jeff Foster (P)2012 Jeff Foster
"Wise, spacious, and loving. Teachings that can free the heart." (Jack Kornfield, author of A Lamp in the Darkness and A Path With Heart)
"There is a transmission in this book: an alive, compassionate presence that invites awakening right here, this very moment, no matter what is going on in our lives." (Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge)
"A beautifully written guide to the fearlessness and simplicity of living fully immersed in each moment of our lives. The Deepest Acceptance rings with the power and authenticity of Jeff Foster's deeply felt, deeply lived wisdom. His affirmation of life and compassion for the full range of human experience is a much needed contribution." (Judith Blackstone, PhD, author of Belonging Here and The Intimate Life)
Foster really addresses the core of the free life, acceptance, in a way that is accessible to the layman and practitioner a like. Spoken with a peaceful British accent, it's an inviting audio that reminded me to be gentle with myself and lured me into self-acceptance in a refreshing way.
He busts the common myth of good vs. bad emotion, and really drives home that acceptance in the here and now is the ideal orientation...rather than trying to be happy all the time.
No. This is my first time to hear Jeff Foster.
That every situation, every emotion that comes up during the day, is just a wave in the ocean that is life. Resisting a situation or an emotion, is as futile as resisting a wave in the open water. Recognize every wave is a part of who I am, and accept what I'm feeling and going through, in the here and now.
The audiobook seems repetitive to me. Seems like he's saying essentially the same thing many times over. It's a good message to hear though.
Jeff Foster basically tells us spiritual seekers the same thing over and over in many different ways with a myriad of examples. But we need to hear it again and again. I love his message of deep acceptance, always no matter what.
The book was so expensive. He seems like a kind and gentle soul, but he repeats the same stuff over and over again and his voice starts to really push down, rather than lift up. I am so determined to overcome some issues that have been plaguing me and I believe mindfulness and meditation are the best paths forward. For that reason I was determined to hang in there. But I could only get about halfway through and had to stop. I couldn't listen to it for another minute. I really did not find this audio book to be helpful.
I'm open to many new ideas. I love Pema Chodron, and will probably listen to all of her stuff.
Please see first comment above.
Again, see above.
I wish him only the best, but this audio book was expensive, and I felt the review of it was necessary for future potential consumers.
I appreciated the basic message that every 'wave' has already been deeply allowed.
I felt though that the message was communicated in the first half hour and then repeated over and over the next six hours. Try it for yourself: skip to any random point in the audio and see if 'wave' or 'deeply allowed' is mentioned within ten seconds.
I haven't listened to any other books by Jeff Foster.
He brings expressiveness, warmth, and feeling to his message.
No I do not.
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