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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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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This is one of three books to end the spiritual search

Read this book. Read "The disappearance of the universe " and read "The unterhered soul"

Combine the knowledge of these three books, and end your spiritual search.

Everything else is just the carrot on the stick

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Fresh and uncomplicated

Everything about this book breaks the mold of traditional teachings about awakening.
The author is the narrator. His enthusiasm and vitality shine all the way through. Easy as pie to understand right off the bat,as there are none of the traditional terms to learn nor traditional terms used in a new way. One can pick it up and use it after just one chapter. I've studied and practiced a lot of different teachings on this subject and was often at a loss as to how to apply there understanding to my everyday life. Not so with Jeff Fosters's approach. I could start using it right away, and by the end of the book, he had covered every area and circumstance that i have ever found myself in or find myself in, today. I don't need any of the hundreds of books and recordings I have waded through for the last 33 years!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The Deepest Acceptance

This was my next step. I have been seeking for the truth through in The Course in Mircles
Unity The St Germaine books all my life. The paradox is I forgot to live & experience the present moment

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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So sorry to be negative....

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

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.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm open to many new ideas. I love Pema Chodron, and will probably listen to all of her stuff.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Please see first comment above.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Again, see above.

Any additional comments?

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.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Repetitive, but very good

Are you interested of listening to hours of your true nature talking to you through a different body mind than yours? If you are, then this is the right audiobook for you. If you have never heard of Jeff Foster then I think this would be a great introduction to his work. I am a deep and committed follower of Adyashanti, if you like his or Eckhart Tolle's work you should like this. Jeff does get very, very repetitive about the wave and ocean analogy, but you can't really blame him because the apology is as good as any other that describes what's it's like to experience from our true nature.

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Profound Truth. Freeing.

What did you love best about The Deepest Acceptance?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Foster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. This is my first time to hear Jeff Foster.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

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.

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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.

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En ærlig åndelig reise

Et personlig dypdykk inn i åndelig åpenbaring. Forfatter lar oss ta del i hvordan og hvorfor dette skjer. Åpenbaringen forandrer hvordan boken er skrevet, slik at man får en følelse at man tar del av oppvåkningen. På sett å vis er boken skrevet i en åndelig tåke. Forfatteren er bånn ærlig , og man kan kjenne likevel en litt tvil , en fortsatt søken , selv om forfatter konkluderer. Avslutningen av boken føles litt for brå... og korthuset faller litt i sammen. Fosters livssyn har store likhetstegn til vestlig buddhisme. Den er opplevd gjennom Foster selv og boken vil nok passe best for folk med vestlig kulturbakgrunn.

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Audio book does not match the written book

I bought the Kindle edition of the book 1-2 years ago but never got around to finishing it (just read small sections). When I saw this audio version [has the exact title of the Kindle version], I thought of getting it and listen to the sections I skipped from the book but so far - I got the audio version yesterday - I found that the audio and the Kindle versions do not match.
Not sure why :(
It usually is not the case.

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Fantastic

I loved this book. Can't imagine anyone else could have narrated but Jeff Foster himself. It's like a performance piece really.
I'd recommend this book to anyone suffering with stories of self-criticism. That's almost anyone!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Simple and straightforward spiritual teaching

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.

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  • 11-06-17

Acceptance

I love listening to Jeff because I start to feel what he describes. A deep acceptance of all the waves that appear in the vast ocean. This is a wonderful feeling of safety-when the argument against what is arising is dropped.

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  • 01-30-16

Not for mental health issues

Whilst I understand the meaning it never covers how to accept the issues for bipolar depression, why does it take over the whole ocean and not just affects of the waves

1 of 7 people found this review helpful