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Tuesday Talks | Peter Russell | Online via ZOOM
18 January.7:30 pm-9:00 pm
18th January 2022 | 7.30pm until 9.00pm | £6 | Online
The Mystery of Consciousness – The Art of Letting Go
Peter Russell has spent many years exploring consciousness both from a scientific perspective and through a personal inner investigation. That we are conscious is the most obvious fact of life. Yet as far as Western science is concerned, there is nothing more difficult to explain. Paradoxically, science would be much happier if there were no such thing as consciousness; yet without consciousness there would be no science. This serious, but often overlooked, anomaly suggests the current scientific paradigm is in need of a radical revision.
Others have explored the subject from the inside, delving first-hand into the nature of consciousness itself. Through meditation and other practices, mystics and spiritual adepts have stepped beyond the thinking mind, to find their true nature— the “I am” at the heart of human consciousness. They repeatedly affirm that the qualities we most long for—peace, love, freedom, fulfillment—lie at the core of our being, not in the material world that Western culture has been so focused on.
At the heart of these traditions lies the call to let go. 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. In his latest book, Letting Go of Nothing, 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, our assumptions as to what will make us happy, and, perhaps most importantly, letting go of ego.
This spiritual awakening is more important and valuable today than ever. It is becoming increasingly clear that the crises facing us are, at their root, a crisis of consciousness. We are being called to let go of self-centered, materialist ways of thinking so that we can navigate our way through these turbulent times with grace and wisdom.
Join us at 7:30 PM via ZOOM. The Tuesday Talk will last for around 45 minutes and is followed by a live Q&A.
You can purchase a ticket online for £6.00 or you can call us on 0131 625 0700 to book over the phone. Season passes are available and grant access to all the New Year 2022 talks for a heavily discounted price.
Letting Go of Nothing
Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature
A practical and empowering approach to the age-old quest to let go of the thoughts and feelings that block happiness, impede change, and hinder self-acceptance
Anyone who has dipped a toe into any of the world’s spiritual traditions knows that letting go and letting be are key. But how? In this fresh, frank, and powerful guide, Peter Russell allows readers to see that the things we get hung up on are generally not tangible problems in the present, but are instead thoughts, feelings, interpretations, beliefs, or expectations we have about them.
About Peter Russell
Author, Teacher and Speaker
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: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature. 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.
He studied theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge, and meditation and Eastern Philosophy in India. In the 1970s, he pioneered the introduction of personal growth programs to corporations.
He believes the critical challenge today is freeing human thinking from the limiting beliefs and attitudes that lie behind many of our problems—personal, social, and global. His mission is to distil 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. He has a rich website, The Spirit of Now with hundreds of pages containing articles, audios, videos, and meditations.
You can find out more about Peter Russel at his website: peterrussell.com.
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