WHERE SPIRITUALITY MEETS OUR VULNERABLE HUMANITY… 

Jeff Foster, with humour and compassion, speaks simply and directly about non-duality, emotional healing and awakening… and finding the sacred in the ordinary. 

“Thoughts and feelings are not mistakes, and they are not asking to be HEALED. They are asking to be HELD, here, now, lightly, in the loving arms of present awareness…”

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22 Apr 2020United States "Falling in Love..." - 5 Day USA Retreat in Colorado
    
 

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THE RAPTURE

There is no God
simply because God
has no inside and no outside
and no boundaries.

And no name
except every name.

To even speak the word 'God'
reduces God to a thing.
A concept.
Boundaried, divided, separate from you.

There is no God
simply because
everything is God.

God is just another name
for All There Is
and All There Is Not.

And your 'belief' or 'disbelief'
is beside the point.

Hallelujah.
Fall down on your knees.

Run through the streets, laughing.
Even the dog shit is holy!

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MEDITATION IS LIFE!

Don’t meditate in order to relax. Don’t meditate in order to silence your mind. Don’t meditate in order to get into a “meditative state”, to become enlightened, or to transcend mind and body.

These are all second-hand ideas about meditation.

True meditation is kinder, simpler, more heartfelt and without a goal, so it’s impossible to fail.

Meditate for meditation’s sake. Meditate like a spontaneous dance, for the pure experience and joy of it. Taste your own taste, feel your own gentle being amidst the backdrop of a chaotic world. Meditate playfully, like a child who lives totally in the present. Let your meditation become a deep embrace of your flaws, your imperfections, and even your inability to meditate properly. Drench it all in fascination, and don’t even make fascination into a goal.

Meditate because it’s who you are. Meditate because you are in love with the fleeting moments of life. Meditate as gently or as fiercely as you want. Meditate on your relaxation and your struggle.

Meditate away your concepts of meditation, but love your concepts too.

Meditation is life, your true self.

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BE MY VALENTINE, WORLD

Love is not a feeling.
If love were a feeling,
it would come and go,
like in a great drama.

Love is not a thought.
If love were a thought,
it would have an opposite.

Love is too huge
to be contained in thought.

Love is not a belief.
If love were a belief,
you would doubt it.
And who would believe that?

Love is not a state.
If love were a state,
you could enter or leave it.
Or fall out of it.

Love is not an experience.
If love were an experience,
it would begin and end,
and you would long for its return.

Love is not something you find.
If love were something you found,
you could lose it too,
so you'd have to cling to it for dear life.

Love is simpler, kinder, closer, less dramatic.
Less urgent, more present.
Love is the space in which everything appears.
Every thought, every sensation,
every feeling, pleasurable and painful,
blissful, boring, erotic, gentle and intense,
all are held in love's vast embrace.

Yes, YOU are the space for it all,
spaciously intimate with every breath,
in love with every beat of the heart,
every sound, every smell,
every sensation in the body,
every moment of life.

Feeling like you're in love
or not feeling like you're in love,
either way, you are in love
with the bliss and the boredom of existence,
with the certainty and the doubt of it,
with the pleasure and the pain,
with the success and the failure,
with the seeking and the resting,
with every sacred movement
of this astonishing dream-world.

All that can be held, can be lost.
All that you can gain, can be taken away.
All that you can build up, can turn to dust overnight.
All that can be created, can also be destroyed.

Only love remains. Only love.
Not a feeling, not a thought, not a belief,
not a state, not an experience,
not something that you 'have',
not something that you're 'in' or 'out' of,
not something that you 'get' from others
(despite the romantic myths we are sold),
but the endless embrace of all of this.

Love is you. You, before you were named,
before you were even born.
You. You are the One.
The One you have always sought.

The unsilenceable call of the heart.
The cry from deep within.
The fragile silence in the middle of the night.
You will never abandon yourself again.

Be my Valentine, world.

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