Sacred as You Are

Sacred as You Are

Depression as A Call to Spiritual Awakening

Audiobook CD - 2017
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At the deepest core of depression—whether it arises from our biology or life situation—is a sense that we are somehow broken, abandoned, lost. With sensitivity and uncommon insight, teacher and author Jeff Foster shares his own journey from lifelong depression . . . through the many false promises of escape that surround us . . . and to the simplest of revelations that changed everything. In the telling, step by step, this singular teacher helps us to discover our own boundless capacity to hold our sorrows and joys, our storms and calms, in a “field of permission” as vast and allowing as the sky.

“Anywhere but here, anything but this.”
Many know teacher and author Jeff Foster as a living example of joyful presence. But he wasn’t always this way:

“From my earliest childhood to my mid-twenties,” Jeff recalls, “I struggled with depression. I was certain that there was something deeply wrong with me. That on a basic level, I was incomplete, damaged, and desperately longing to rest.”

In this audio session, he shares the insights that changed everything for him, and that have helped thousands who’ve found themselves feeling abandoned, lost, and somehow broken. With gentle guidance, and simple questions, Sacred As You Are explores:

• Depression’s call to return to the miracle of who you are, in this moment
• Why you are not your feelings or thoughts, but a “field of permission” as vast as the sky that can hold all storms
• If you’re out of willpower, energy, or hope—can you just be curious?
• How doubt and confusion can be your greatest allies, and more

“This program is not intended to fix you or make you happier or give you profound answers,” notes Jeff. “It’s simply an invitation to discover that your sorrow, pain, and grief—everything that feels so wrong—are the parts of you that most long to be held. And that the rest you seek is here with you, right now.”

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Sounds True, 2017
ISBN: 9781622039395
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (1 hr., 59 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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