The Deepest Acceptance: Discovering an Effortless YES to Life
Pre-Festival Intensive: Monday, August 12 7:00 pm – Wednesday, August 14 4:30 pm
Is it possible to find an effortless "yes" to this moment, no matter how challenging our lives become? How do we stop running away from "the mess of life"—our pain, our predicaments, our frustrations, our failures, even our longing for freedom and enlightenment—and start flowing with all of it? Can we stop trying to 'figure it all out' and simply rest in the mystery of this sacred moment?
This workshop with Sounds True author and teacher Jeff Foster offers us a simple way to say YES. Through in-depth talks, intimate dialogues, silence and guided meditations, Jeff invites us to take a fresh look at our present experience and discover the ocean of who we really are: a non-dual awareness that has already allowed every wave of thought and emotion to arrive. "Just as the ocean 'accepts' every wave," teaches Jeff, "so too has our awareness already allowed and accepted what is here." Jeff talks of deep acceptance not as a passive surrender, but as an intelligent and creative emerging into life just as it is. And it is not something that happens "one day", or only happens to special people – it is always happening, if we know where and how to look.
Recognizing ourselves as the ocean of deep acceptance radically transforms and simplifies the way we see the world – our relationships, how we communicate, our attitude towards physical pain and depression, how we deal with addictions, and our search for spiritual enlightenment. Candid, thoughtful, humorous—and deeply compassionate toward those searching for a way out of suffering—Jeff inspires us to stop trying to "do" acceptance…and start falling in love with "what has already been allowed." His simple, accessible and direct teachings point us back to who we really are in this moment – already perfect, whole, and free.
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|Date Published||August 12, 2012|
|Product Codes||3924, x3924, tx03924|