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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Sometimes people ask me where my words come from. Where do I find my inspiration for writing. What moves through me as I write. Where do I get my "ideas".

It's hard to answer such questions. To be honest, I don't feel that I have ever written anything in my life. I am really not a writer. But sometimes, unexpectedly, the fingers and brain and heart and eyes and ears and gut all work as one, and books and social media posts and talks plop out of the void. I look on, dumbfounded, grateful, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, sometimes shaking, often totally still.

But never for one moment believing that I am in control.

Maybe one day the words will stop coming. Maybe today will be the day. Perhaps, in the middle of a sente
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Enlightenment
is not an escape from your vulnerable humanity,
but a courageous embrace of it!

Those who claim to be 'beyond' human feelings,
those who boast about being 'untouchable',
are secretly terrified
of this 'being human'.

It takes great courage
to be soft and flexible in a hard world.

The true hero of the story
knows their own human limitations.

True strength lies in the willingness
to embrace difficult energies:
doubt, shame, fear, heartache.
To see them as movements of the Beloved.

So, today, be light, and shine!
Willing to see what you don't want to see.
Willing to soften into the hard places.
Willing to be kind to imperfections.

Willing to hold darkness
like a newborn.

- Jeff Foster
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THE BEAUTY OF GUILT

When you say NO,
when you set boundaries,
you may feel guilty.

Wonderful. Feel guilty!
And say NO anyway.
Set boundaries anyway.
Speak your deepest truth anyway.

Feeling guilty is not so bad,
when you drench that experience
with curious awareness.
Hold "the guilty-feeling one" in your arms.
Give her room.
Breathe into the discomfort.
Let her feel "bad" for a while.

And speak your truth anyway.
Say NO anyway.
Set boundaries anyway.

You say YES sometimes to avoid the pain of guilt, don't you?
You ignore your own boundaries to avoid the pain.
But the pain is bearable.
You can survive it.
The guilt will rise like a wave, sometimes.
And subside. And rise again, maybe.
And eventually pass.

But you will stay true to yourself regardless.
On your path. In your integrity.

Guilt as a sweet companion.
Guilt as a fragile child needing your love.
Guilt as an ally on the road.

You are not controlled by guilt anymore,
when you are willing
to feel it.

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WHEN NO TEARS WILL COME

Child

When you feel like
you want to cry
but no tears will come

Do not force your tears
They are too precious to force

Allow yourself
to want to cry
Yes
To long to cry

But don’t cry yet

Because you cannot do
what you cannot do
And you cannot be
where you are not

Child
Be where you are

Tears or no tears
Yearning or none
Desire or lack of it

Wet cheeks or dry

Bow to your deepest longing
Lean in to your exact experience
Soften into the chair, the bed
Sink into the ground, the earth

You are perfect
in your imperfection
I swear

You make me cry
when you feel like
you want to cry

But no tears will come

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Don’t try to be beautiful.

Just be real,
and that is already
beautiful enough.

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