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75 Jeff Foster Quotes

  1. “This moment is not life waiting to happen, goals waiting to be achieved, words waiting to be spoken, connections waiting to be made, regrets waiting to evaporate, aliveness waiting to be felt, enlightenment waiting to be gained. No. Nothing is waiting. This is it. This moment is life.” ― Jeff Foster
  2. “Leave everything undefined, including yourself. Befriend uncertainty. Fall in love with mystery. Kneel at the altar of not knowing. Give your questions time to breathe. The answers will find you.” – Jeff Foster
  3. “Less is the new more.” – Jeff Foster
  4. “Wholeness is not something that ‘happens’ one day, it is that which is already present. Life itself – what you really are, beyond your image of yourself – is already whole.” – Jeff Foster
  5. “All your problems are just thoughts. And thoughts are not a problem.” – Jeff Foster
  6. “Fall in love with where you are. Turn towards this – a sacred moment, unrepeatable. Trust the ebb and flow of things. Say yes to uncertainty and the unresolvedness of your life. Come out of stories and second-hand dreams and remember the place where breathing happens. Here. Now.” – Jeff Foster
  7. “Life is just a constant invitation to find out how vast you are.” – Jeff Foster
  8. “The word “depressed” is spoken phonetically as “deep rest.” We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound (and very misunderstood) state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity. It is an unconscious loss of interest in our story. It is so very close to awakening – but unfortunately rarely understood as such. Or as one friend put it, “depression has awakening built-in…” – Jeff Foster
  9. “Love is the answer. The question is unimportant.” – Jeff Foster
  10. “Stop trying to love yourself. Simply be the self that loves.” – Jeff Foster
  11. “Nothing can make you happy until Nothing can make you happy.” – Jeff Foster
  12. “Stop waiting for others to make you happy. You’ll be waiting forever. Discover your natural happiness. The in-built contentment that doesn’t depend on content.” – Jeff Foster
  13. “We are not in control. Everything is dying from the moment it is born, as the Buddha taught. Everything is made of crystal. And therein lies our greatest sorrow and deepest depression, but also our greatest potential for joy and liberation.” – Jeff Foster
  14. “Don’t mistake the weather of your mind for the sky of your being.” – Jeff Foster
  15. “Do not search for the answer. It will find you in the perfect moment, when your defenses are down. It knows where you live.” – Jeff Foster
  16. “The greatest change seems to happen when we stop trying to change and sink creatively into the mystery of the moment.” – Jeff Foster
  17. “One of the biggest illusions: something outside of myself is going to bring me home.” – Jeff Foster
  18. “Sensitive ones bring some gentleness into this weary world! Shine on with courageous sensitivity! You are the light bearers!” – Jeff Foster
  19. “This moment, whatever shape it takes, has no opposite. Investigate this very deeply, for this insight is the key to unimaginable peace.” – Jeff Foster
  20. “There are two core fears: losing what you have, and not getting what you want. There is one solution: Falling in love with where you are.” – Jeff Foster
  21. “True happiness has no opposite, for it embraces all. It is your nature, not some far-off utopia. It is you, before you were named, before you learned to doubt yourself.” – Jeff Foster
  22. “Relax. Answers will come, in time. Or perhaps the unnecessary questions will fall away.” – Jeff Foster
  23. “The word “depressed” is spoken phonetically as “deep rest”. We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound (and very misunderstood) state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity.” – Jeff Foster
  24. “Trying to fall in love is like trying to make your heart beat backwards. It can’t be done. I am already what you are. And so we don’t fall in love; we simply notice that we are in love already, and always have been. We don’t fall in love; it is the ‘we’, the ‘me’ and the ‘you’, that ‘in-between’, that falls away in love, revealing the intimacy of our own absence. We are all so deeply in love that we don’t realize it.” – Jeff Foster
  25. “The more you try to fix it, the more you reinforce the belief that it’s broken.” – Jeff Foster
  26. “Accept your non-acceptance. Forgive your inability to forgive. Surrender to your lack of surrender. This is the pathless path!” – Jeff Foster
  27. “Breathe in the moment, exactly as it is. Love changes everything, by leaving everything unchanged.” – Jeff Foster
  28. “The most unexpectedly beautiful gifts can come from a deep and total embrace of helplessness.” – Jeff Foster
  29. “Gentleness. Be gentle in how you react to your spouse. Be gentle in how you speak to them; never using harsh or hurtful words intentionally. Finally, be gentle in how you assume their perspective.” – Jeff Foster
  30. “Today…Forget your plans of fabulous perfection.” – Jeff Foster
  31. “How to accept life? Firstly, realize that you can’t. And then discover that life, appearing as this moment, is already accepted, as it is.” – Jeff Foster
  32. “Just as the ocean allows every wave, Awareness allows every thought and feeling.” – Jeff Foster
  33. “Between ‘What was’ and ‘What will be’ there is a vast space called Now. It is your true home.” – Jeff Foster
  34. “Somehow we end up where we need to be.” – Jeff Foster
  35. “My guru is this moment. My lineage is this moment. My spiritual path is this moment. And my home is this moment.” – Jeff Foster
  36. “Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the negativity and drama.” – Jeff Foster
  37. “Regret is the longing to change the past. Fear is the desire to control the future. Peace is the surrender to now.” – Jeff Foster
  38. “True spirituality is not a comfort – it is a furnace, burning up your cherished homes and dreams, your outdated beliefs about life, the universe and everything.” – Jeff Foster
  39. “Can this moment be deeply allowed? and if it can’t can that be allowed too?” – Jeff Foster
  40. “Never come to a conclusion about anyone. They will always surprise you. For they are alive, and ever-changing, with no fixed ‘self’ to call their own. They are a cast of thousands. A shape-shifter. A parade of masks. Tragic, comic, fierce, ecstatic, numb. Do not confuse them with their appearance! See the Universal Self underneath. Breathe. Stay open. You will be humbled.” – Jeff Foster
  41. “You are never ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the now. You are the now.” – Jeff Foster
  42. “What is life – and its fulfillment – is always now? Then, what’s next?” – Jeff Foster
  43. “Like clouds floating through the sky, like drops of rain trickling down the window pane, thoughts aren’t really a problem at all. Thoughts are only a problem when an individual want to be free of them.” – Jeff Foster
  44. “Love is all that matters. The rain falls, stars explode in silence somewhere out in the vastness of space, and here on this tiny planet someone called earth, sometimes we meet and hold each other.” – Jeff Foster
  45. “It is about celebration of the uniqueness of who you are and recognizing our underlying shared essence.” – Jeff Foster
  46. “Essence never changes and cannot be destroyed, so when you die, you don’t really die at all. You just become gloriously naked.” – Jeff Foster
  47. “Consciousness has no religion and no nationality.” – Jeff Foster
  48. “Even though we sometimes forget, or do not admit it, we all live here, as we did when we were children, in this limitless space of profound not knowing, and wonder, endless wonder.” – Jeff Foster
  49. “There are no conditions to love. And no end to its depths.” – Jeff Foster
  50. “Life is a moment by moment adventure to be lived, not a story to be completed or an image to be upheld. Conclusions are not your job. In this moment, answers are not required.” – Jeff Foster
  51. “How will you ever know what kind of dance you’re capable of dancing until you actually dance?”  – Jeff Foster
  52. “Life is a never-ending invitation to discover freedom in everything you’re running from.” – Jeff Foster
  53. “What is meditation? Pure fascination with this moment, exactly as it is. Not adding anything. Not taking anything away. No goal. No seeking. No meditator.” – Jeff Foster
  54. “You are a forgotten heir to a glorious kingdom. Reclaim it. Make contact with this moment.” – Jeff Foster
  55. “Acceptance is not toleration or passivity – it makes you radically alive and passionately engaged with this astonishing dream-world.” – Jeff Foster
  56. “You cannot be fixed you were never broken.” – Jeff Foster
  57. “Wanting things to disappear piles suffering on top of suffering.” – Jeff Foster
  58. “Love breaks down the non-existent walls of separation.” – Jeff Foster
  59. “You know you’re on the right path when the old path dissolves in front of you…and you start trusting yourself completely.” – Jeff Foster
  60. “Heaven is this moment. Hell is the burning desire for this moment to be different. It’s that simple.” – Jeff Foster
  61. ‘We long to be in profound contact with where we are.” – Jeff Foster
  62. “Regret is rewind – the longing to change the past. Fear is fast forward – the desire to control the future. Depression is pause – the stagnation of trying to keep life at bay. Freedom is play – a thrilling free-fall into the juicy aliveness of now.” – Jeff Foster
  63. “Today…Dance without rules in the vast field of the unknown.” – Jeff Foster
  64. “Give your questions time to breathe. And the answers will find you.” – Jeff Foster
  65. “. Begin by feeling the warmth of your own broken heart, reconnecting there at the very source of disconnection, finding presence in your own presence.” – Jeff Foster
  66. “Do not seek the extraordinary, but see the extraordinary shining through the ordinary. The gateway is everywhere.” – Jeff Foster
  67. “Bow to your awkwardness. Kneel at the altar of your failures.” – Jeff Foster
  68. “There are only solutions, waiting patiently for ‘you’ to disappear.” – Jeff Foster
  69. “Life is not a series of present moments, but a single present moment with infinite depths.” – Jeff Foster
  70. “Cherish your doubts. They are the seeds of mystery.” – Jeff Foster
  71. “At the root of every desire is the desire for ourselves.” – Jeff Foster
  72. “Today…let your identity be a giant question mark.” – Jeff Foster
  73. “This moment is an invitation to start again…Begin where you are.” – Jeff Foster
  74. “The story is always old. The silence is always brand new.” – Jeff Foster
  75. “Knowing who you are – the unconditional embrace of this moment’s contentment is true content-ment.” – Jeff Foster

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