“I find truth in anything anyone ever says about me…” by Jeff Foster

[ Teacher Week on SIAOF concludes with this remarkable post from Jeff Foster.  Thanks for reading !]

I find truth in anything anyone ever says about me,
so nobody can be my enemy.

Call me a fraud, I can find it.
Call me a liar, I can find it.
Call me a failure, I can find it.

Call me unreasonable,
irresponsible,
ignorant,
deluded,
full of ego,
totally unenlightened,
the worst being in the world,
I can find all of it.

As consciousness, I can find anything.

Like you,
I have have nothing to hide,
nothing to lose,
and no image to protect.

Every possible facet of human experience is available here.

This is truly the end of war.

It is the end of protecting and defending a mirage called ‘me’.

So, next time you get triggered by something someone says to you or about you, ask yourself this:
“What am I defending?”

This inquiry is the key to unimaginable peace.

Deep gratitude to anyone who has ever given me any kind of feedback.

-Jeff Foster ♥

Jeff Foster studied Astrophysics at Cambridge University. In his mid-twenties, after a long period of depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of ‘spiritual enlightenment’ and embarked on an intensive spiritual quest for the ultimate truth of existence.

The spiritual search came crashing down with the clear recognition of the non-dual nature of everything, and the discovery of the extraordinary in the ordinary. In the clarity of this seeing, life became what it always was: intimate, open, loving and spontaneous, and Jeff was left with a deep understanding of the root illusion behind all human suffering, and a love of the present moment.

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Many Thanks to Jeff Foster for this.
Jeff Foster’s site is www.lifewithoutacentre.com

The photo came from here: http://livingunbound.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jeffFoster-Jan09.jpg

About dominic724

A former seeker starts blogging.
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7 Responses to “I find truth in anything anyone ever says about me…” by Jeff Foster

  1. Arjuna says:

    Hello Dominic,
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please go to my post for details. Congratulations  http://thewondrousdharma.com/2012/05/27/liebster-blog-award/

  2. Jeff is one of my favorite teachers (you’ve done it again!). When he began teaching I thought it was too soon for him, but he’s matured into his role quite nicely. He has a very common sense way of talking about this subject that really appeals to me. Thanks for an interesting week. 🙂

    • dominic724 says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting.
      Have thought the same about others – still waiting for some of them to mature.
      Maybe I should include myself in that group !

  3. Jeff is fast becoming a true teacher. He’s come out of intellectual understanding and into a living breathing embodiment, now focusing on “human-ing”, our natural, loving being, as perhaps the highest presentation of Presence. Kudos Jeff, and thanks for bringing this lovely post to a new audience, dominic.
    L

    • dominic724 says:

      Glad you are enjoying it, Lisa K.!
      It was fun to set up.
      Maybe will do a series again from time to time.
      Who knows anything ?
      Not this me.
      Love – d

  4. Hi Domininc,
    I have the pleasure of nominating your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations! Please see my post for details of receiving the award.
    http://restinginawareness.com/2012/05/27/one-lovely-blog-award/

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