In the UK and Europe, a young teacher named Jeff Foster is quietly awakening a new generation of spiritual inquirers to the experience of an 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. He states, “Our deepest longing is not for a drink, or a cigarette, or sex, or the next high, but for the deepest acceptance.” We will talk about this “deepest acceptance” and what it means in all areas of our lives. While Jeff delightfully admits the irony of writing a book to convey something that is beyond words to teach, 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. We will address why we have so much trouble accepting ourselves as we are and why we have such deep resistance to life. Tune in to hear what Jeff has to say.
Guest Bio: Jeff Foster studied astrophysics at Cambridge University. Following a period of depression and physical illness, he embarked on an intensive spiritual search that came to an end with the discovery that life itself was what he had always been seeking. He resides near Brighton, England. Jeff was voted #51 in Watkins Mind Body Spirit’s 2012 list of the world’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. He has published four books in over six languages. His latest book The Deepest Acceptance was published in 2012 by Sounds True. You can find his website at http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com/
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