Letting Go: The Essence of Spiritual Awakening

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The call to let go lies at the heart of all the world’s spiritual traditions. Non-attachment to outcomes, surrendering desires, accepting the present, opening to a higher power, relinquishing the ego, forgiveness … these all require us to let go. But letting go is not always easy, especially when we think of it as getting rid of a disturbing thought or feeling. Best-selling author and meditation teacher Peter Russell re-frames letting go not as another task we need to do, but as a letting go of any expectation or control. The beauty of this approach is that nothing needs to be changed or eliminated.

Peter will explore why we hold on and how it veils our true nature, causing much of our suffering. He will show 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. Here, 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.

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. Peter studied theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge, and meditation and Eastern Philosophy in India. Peter pioneered the introduction of personal growth programs to corporations, running courses for senior management on creativity, stress management and sustainable development. He has been teaching meditation for over 40 years.

Peter’s 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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