When You Stop Running Away


If you sit
just long enough
with sadness, fear or longing
or some strange energy or urge you can’t even name
if you sit in a place of no hope and no expectation
if you open your heart wide in meditation
the sadness eventually softens
the fear becomes intimate
its imagined edges and boundaries dissolving into the vastness
and it reveals its deep intelligence and benevolent nature
for at the core of everything we run away from
is everything we long for
but we’ll never know
if we keep

– Jeff Foster

Jeff shifts from the old ideas of Awakening which focused on Gurus and their cultish ideations. He is certainly a refreshing voice in Presence and Meditation.

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