Letting Go: The Essence of Spiritual Awakening

Letting Go: The Essence of Spiritual Awakening

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 19:30 to 21:00
Personal Growth
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Peter Russell returns to talk about his new book Letting Go of Nothing: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature.

We are pleased to announce that Peter Russell will be returning to talk about his new book Letting Go of Nothing: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature.

The call to let go lies at the heart of the world’s spiritual traditions. Non-attachment to outcomes, surrendering desires, accepting the present, opening to a higher power, relinquishing the ego, forgiveness—they all entail letting go.  But letting go is not always easy. That’s because we often think of it as getting rid of some disturbing thought or feeling. Peter reframes letting go, not as another task we need to do, but as letting in and letting be, and applies this principle to letting go of judgments and grievances, unhealthy emotions and fixed beliefs, and our assumptions as to what will make us happy.

He shows how letting go is key to meditation—allowing the thinking mind to quieten so that we can experience the intrinsic peace of our natural mind, unperturbed by worry and concern. When we do, we discover the true nature of the self—the “I” at the heart of our being. Here, free from the dreamworld of the ego-mind, we can be more in touch with our hearts and our innate wisdom, and taste the awakening that all the great mystics and spiritual teachers have spoken of.

About the speaker, Peter Russell

Peter Russell is a leading thinker on consciousness and contemporary spirituality. He coined the term "global brain" with his 1980's bestseller of the same name in which he predicted the Internet and the impact it would have on humanity. He is the author of ten other books, including Waking Up in Time, From Science to God, and his most recent Letting Go of Nothing.  His mission is to distill the essential wisdom on human consciousness found in the world’s various spiritual traditions, and to disseminate their teachings on self-liberation in contemporary and compelling ways.

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