At the deepest core of depression - whether it arises from our biology or life situation - is a sense that we are somehow broken, abandoned, lost. With sensitivity and uncommon insight, teacher and author Jeff Foster shares his own journey from lifelong depression...through the many false promises of escape that surround us...and to the simplest of revelations that changed everything.
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? 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.
"This is one of three books to end the spiritual search"
In The Courage to Love, Jeff Foster invites us to embrace all the heart knows, to courageously "meet ourselves - and everything else - right now, just as we are". With warmth and compassion, Foster guides us through four progressive meditations, each accompanied by an insightful teaching. Guided practices include meditating with the breath, opening to sound, a body-scan practice, and a meditation for awakening completely to the present moment.
In Waking Up, Volume 3, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with seven teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.
Jeff Foster invites you to forget everything you know, everything you've been taught, and everything you've ever heard about spiritual awakening, oneness, enlightenment, non-duality, and Advaita, and to consider a new possibility: the possibility of absolute freedom, right now, right here, in the midst of this very ordinary life.
"Not What I expected"
As we open up to life and love and each other, as we awaken from our dream of separation, we encounter not just the bliss of existence, but its pain, too; not only life's ecstasy, but also its agony. Healing doesn't always feel good or comfortable or even "spiritual", for we are inevitably forced to confront our shadows, fears, and deepest longings - those secret parts of ourselves that we have denied, repressed, or deemed "negative" and unworthy of our love.