The Deepest Acceptance: Radical Awakening in Ordinary Life

The Deepest Acceptance: Radical Awakening in Ordinary Life

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by Jeff Foster

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A new teacher writes lucidly from his own awakened state to show the way out of spiritual seeking and into the acceptance of "all this, here and now."


A new teacher writes lucidly from his own awakened state to show the way out of spiritual seeking and into the acceptance of "all this, here and now."

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"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.”
—Rupert Spira

"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.”
—Scott Kiloby

"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

Library Journal
This book arrives with little fanfare, but has something important to say. Foster, an English-born student of astrophysics, shares his difficult journey toward acceptance of the mess, the variegated experiences, of life itself: “Our deepest fear…is the fear of life.” Foster writes clearly and sincerely, addressing issues like suffering, addictions, and love.
VERDICT Nonsectarian, unassuming, and accessible, Foster’s book achieves substantial commonsense wisdom; highly recommended for the general reader.

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Jeff Foster shares from his own awakened experience a way out of seeking fulfillment in the future and into the acceptance of “all this, here and now.” He 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.

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The Deepest Acceptance: Radical Awakening in Ordinary Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book is really coming to terms with you you are and accepting yourself how God made you. The author talks a lot about showing compassion, not only to others, but to ourselves as well. Foster also discusses the ordinary things in life that often lead to a spiritual awakening and gently leads us on the path toward our own life's journey as it is meant to be. I was impressed and awed by this book.