Jeff Foster


Jeff Foster ~ This is not a Teaching and I am not a Teacher

“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.”

True Spirituality ~ Jeff Foster

“True spirituality is not a comfort – it is a furnace, burning up your cherished homes and dreams, your outdated beliefs about life, the universe and everything.”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

This Moment ~ Jeff Foster

“My guru is this moment. My lineage is this moment. My spiritual path is this moment. And my home is this moment.” – Jeff Foster

The Pathless Path ~ Jeff Foster

“Accept your non-acceptance. Forgive your inability to forgive. Surrender to your lack of surrender. This is the pathless path!” – Jeff Foster

Understanding Depression ~ Jeff Foster

“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 state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity.” – Jeff Foster

True happiness ~ Jeff Foster

“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

Illusions ~ Jeff Foster

“One of the biggest illusions: something outside of myself is going to bring me home.” – Jeff Foster

We are not in control ~ Jeff Foster

“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

Core Fears ~ Jeff Foster

“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