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 writing a book 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.
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.”
"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
"Jeff Foster is an honest seeker who has unraveled the many trappings of seeking through his faithfulness to the humble ground of being here, now, and his book is a gentle and helpful companion on the journey."
—Mark Nepo, author of Staying Awake and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
"The Deepest Acceptance is the story of a merciful awareness, which offers us the heart's inborn destination we were born to discover. Love is the highest form of acceptance. Judgment is the mechanics of non-acceptance.”
—Stephen Levine, author of A Year to Live
"The Deepest Acceptance is a multi-faceted spiritual gem. Every page transparently illuminates our real nature as naturally accepting, centerless awareness. Jeff has performed a great service in revealing awareness as the already-present source for living our lives in the most loving and meaningful way possible. I am immensely grateful to Jeff for bringing forth the essence of his teaching with such great power, love and sensitivity. A timeless classic through which numberless people will connect with the source of ultimate fulfillment."
—Peter Fenner, PhD, author of Radiant Mind and The Edge of Certainty
"Written with warmth, humility and a gentle but penetrating honesty, Jeff invites the reader to explore those places in themselves that they would most want to avoid and to find there, at their heart, the very thing they were seeking. However, long after the words have faded from memory, the intelligence and love with which they are written remain behind and that is the true gift of this beautiful book.”
"Jeff has achieved something wonderful with this honest and insightful book - something that benefits all of us and sheds much-needed light on the mystery we call life."
—Stephen Gawtry, Managing Editor, Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine
“This book is a constant invitation to not leave spiritual awakening where it is often left, as a search for experiences, a way to avoid the messiness of life or some sort of head trip. It invites you into every nook and cranny of life's experience, leaving no stone unturned.”
"Throughout The Deepest Acceptance, Jeff Foster offers sentence after sentence that penetrate the mind and heart in a fresh, thrilling, life-changing way."
—Raphael Cushnir, author of The One Thing Holding You Back and Surfing Your Inner Sea
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So refreshing and true Review by Audrey
Since my husband died 6 weeks ago, I wake up every morning sad and have to really push myself to get on with the day. Listening to Jeff this morning really helped me to see the bigger picture and I know he is sharing pure truth.
(Posted on October 7, 2016)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Irene Conlan
The Deepest Acceptance is what I call a “mind stretcher” or better, perhaps—a “soul stretcher.” We all need to read one every now and then. It makes you stretch to understand, to get the meaning, to know what on earth the author is trying to say. And just when you are about to put the book down, it suddenly twists in your mind and you get a series of “ah ha” moments and “Oh, my gosh” insights into a new way of looking at something you’ve struggled with for a period of time.
In Part I of the book, Foster addresses “Awakening to a Deeper Acceptance.” He describes us as a vast ocean and dedicates a chapter to “wave management.” In Part II he discusses “Deep Acceptance in Everyday Life” and covers those things that affect us the most: pain and suffering, relationships, addictions and our search for spiritual enlightenment. His thinking is “way out of the box,” honest, and an amazing amalgam of the simple and complex. You will have to read the book to know what I mean.
This is not your ordinary, garden-variety “who are you?” book and you will come away with a new appreciation and acceptance of who you are. You will realize that Hafiz truly described you in the poem Jeff uses as the introduction:
I wish I could show you
When you are lonely or in darkness
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being.
Who should read this book? Anyone who ponders the deep questions of “Who am I? How do I awaken? How to I become enlightened? Once I become enlightened, how do I live in an unenlightened world?” (And I am reminded of the Zen phrase “Before enlightenment, it is said, we chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, we chop wood, carry water.”)
When you get the book, set aside time in a quiet place to reflect and ponder what you read. It is that kind of book. I highly recommend this book for those who want to think, ponder new ideas, let their spirits soar, and become aware of “the astonishing light of their own Being.” (Posted on January 18, 2013)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Catherine C
Wonderful book!!!!!! (Posted on January 7, 2013)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Allen P
Jeff offers an interesting variation on the perennial theme of Realization, of direct experience of that which cannot be fully put into words. His sharing is a refreshing variation on the Eastern traditions and philosophies, and adds to the mix. I enjoyed and appreciate his offerings. (Posted on January 5, 2013)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Marianne L
helpful (Posted on January 1, 2013)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Marta S Martinez
I have still not received the order, so I cannot comment on it. I hoe I get it sometime.
Thanks. (Posted on December 22, 2012)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by carol o
Phenomenal insight into the ONE. . . wonderful book. Highly recommend it. (Posted on October 27, 2012)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Norah Tunney
I found myself weeping a lot as read this book. Its the deepest compassion expressed in words. It reminds me of Rumi's quote, "Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This book opens the reader to that field, the field of infinite compassion, the home we are all looking for. (Posted on October 22, 2012)
Review for The Deepest Acceptance Review by Steve Daily
In watching videos of Jeff Foster, what immediately comes across is his humility, vulnerability and warmth. The same qualities come across in this book. Jeff does a wonderful job of getting across the reality of the perfection of the moment and the acceptance of everything in the moment. An excellant masterpiece of a book. Highly recommended. (Posted on October 7, 2012)
|Contents||Paperback book (288 pages)|
|Date Published||March 01, 2017|
|Dimensions||5 1/4 x 8 inches|
|Contents||1 eBook (288 pages)|
|Filetypes||EPUB, JPG, PDF, PRC|
|Date Published||October 01, 2012|