SURRENDERING TO NOW with Peter Russell
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- Thursday, 06 December 2012
- 95 USD
- Marin Country, San Francisco Bay Area
- 40 of 40
Drawing on his unique blend of physics, philosophy, and psychology, visionary Peter Russell explores the nature of human consciousness, and in this workshop he will lead a group exploration into what leads us to hold on, how we become attached to our beliefs about what we need and how to get it. He will also share his latest thinking and practices on the art and science of letting go.
"Just let go," we're advised. "If only I could let go," others complain. The call goes back a long way, to the core of the world's spiritual traditions. Surrender, non-attachment, accepting the present, relinquishing ego, forgiveness—they all entail a letting go.
Holding on, they claim, limits perception, creates tension, veils our true nature, and lies at the root of much our suffering. Letting go, on the other hand, brings relief, ease, joy, and love.
But letting go seldom seems easy. That is because we usually approach letting go as something to do. We may know it is the opposite—an undoing—but that does not make it any easier.
In this workshop, Peter Russell will explore what leads us to hold on, how we become attached to our beliefs about what we need and how to get it. He will also share his latest thinking and practices on how to allow letting go to happen spontaneously.
Peter shows that the key is giving up all trying and effort. The mind in its natural relaxed state is already at ease. We do not need to do anything to find inner peace, we simply need to release the various thoughts that keep our minds busy and tense. The beauty of this approach is that nothing needs to be changed or eliminated. It is simply surrendering to the fullness of the present moment. Herein lies true freedom.
From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space—the development of the human mind.
He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge in England, and has written ten books in this area, including The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.
Cost: $95 per person, 20% discount for Life School Enrolled Students