By Jeff Foster

The manner of Rest gathers approximately two hundred of Jeff Foster’s most galvanizing essays, poems, and reflections on restoring and reviving ourselves after we think exhausted or defeated. Drawing from his own journey—including his personal struggles with disease and depression—Jeff invitations us to think about “the manner of relaxation” and its capability to rework our event of:

• Imperfection—how we're “gloriously fallacious” but whole precisely as we are

• no longer knowing—how we come to belief within the better intelligence of life

• depression and loneliness—how we discover ways to free up the therapeutic energies of “exquisite sensitivity”

• usual moments—recognizing and receiving “the closest factor of all”

• pain and discontent—how our frustrations develop into a gap to deep peace

• Love—rediscovering who we're past our conscientiously developed facades

• Silence—discovering the vibrancy of dwelling by means of letting pass of strategies and concepts

“I desire the phrases during this publication encourage, problem, and inspire you. yet so much of all, i am hoping they assist you keep in mind that you're existence, inseparable from the facility that grows the flora and provides beginning to galaxies,” writes Jeff Foster. The method of leisure brings you his companionship and aid everytime you want it most.

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Stop trying to figure everything out. Give in. Give up. Give all to the moment’s embrace. Fall into not knowing . . 16 Unexpected Birds And sometimes you are walking down a familiar path on a spring morning, and there are questions raging, questions that seem to demand immediate answers. What to do with this precious gift of a life? Where to go? What to say next? Which choice to make or not make? Which voice to listen to? How to make everything okay? How to hold it all together? How to avoid falling apart?

The questions are your intimate friends; the answers are strangers now. In the warmth of the sun’s love, flowers bloom in the perfect moment, and not a moment before. Let the warmth of awareness illuminate those parts of yourself struggling for life. See the perfect choreography. Now. 18 Indecision Friend, please, do not try to decide now. Do not shut any possibility out of your heart. Honor this place of not knowing. Bow before this bubbling mess of creativity. Slow down. Breathe. Sink into wonderment.

Do not see it as a sign of weakness, or spiritual failure. It takes great courage to doubt; to keep looking when everything around you screams certainty; to remain curious, fascinated when everyone around you seems so sure of themselves. Stay close to your doubt. It is a gateway to mystery and the deepest kind of humility. Your doubt keeps you open and young in spirit, and ultimately saves you from the pain of being right, the shame of being wrong, and the arrogance of premature conclusions. Beyond the edges of mind, beyond the boundaries of right and wrong, there is this undoubtable heart.

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