Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

How to Stop Sowing the Seeds of Sorrow

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I’ve noticed that the more I hear people complain about their unwanted circumstances in life, the less likely they are to do anything to change them. It makes me wonder if I’m just as ungrateful and unwilling!

Answer: You have discovered an undeniable truth: Until we become conscious of how many more times a day we complain about our life than we feel gratitude for the gift of it, we not only miss the taste of life’s secret sweetness, but we continue to sow the bitter seeds of our own sorrow.

The Beginning of Real Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life… a gift one can only receive once he stops giving himself what he thinks he must have to fulfill his life.

A Life of Servitude or Gratitude: The Choice is Yours!

posted by Guy Finley

This life of ours can either be one of endless servitude or endless gratitude, and we must choose which it is to be. To choose to live a life of endless servitude to a master that promises pleasures but delivers punishments is to spend our life living from the ideas that we presently hold to be true concerning the purpose of our own existence.

The life of servitude is the life where a person meets every experience with refusal. Presently, when life brings us experiences that are not serving what we have said is our purpose — which is to find a sense of contentment and completion — we say, “This isn’t what I want. I don’t want what you have brought to me, life.” This isn’t what I want is how we meet any experience that doesn’t confirm us according to the ideas we hold to be true about ourselves and this life. And we become the servant of a master of an idea called “my life.” This isn’t what I want means that we are meeting the experiences that life is bringing us with the refusal to see ourselves.

The life of gratitude begins when a person starts to recognize, not from a mental idea but from actual involvement in their own process of self-awakening, “Ah, this is what I need. Thank you life, thank you Father for bringing me what I need. I know your purpose is bigger than mine. I know you understand better than I do what I need.” That’s what a father is supposed to be! Someone who understands what we need before we know we need it, and the more we see that we need the experiences that have come to us, the more we’re able to quit the self that has produced the very experience we’re running from.

Love in Action

posted by Guy Finley

Real love wants nothing outside of itself…

couple facing sunset, river

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How to Stop Sowing the Seeds of Sorrow
Question: I've noticed that the more I hear people complain about their unwanted circumstances in life, the less likely they are to do anything to change them. It makes me wonder if I'm just as ungrateful and unwilling! Answer: You have discovered an undeniable truth: Until we become conscious of

posted 3:00:15am Nov. 26, 2014 | read full post »

The Beginning of Real Gratitude
To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life... a gift one can only receive once he stops giving himself what he thinks he must have to fulfill his life.

posted 3:00:26am Nov. 25, 2014 | read full post »

A Life of Servitude or Gratitude: The Choice is Yours!
This life of ours can either be one of endless servitude or endless gratitude, and we must choose which it is to be. To choose to live a life of endless servitude to a master that promises pleasures but delivers punishments is to spend our life living from the ideas that we presently hold to be true

posted 3:00:11am Nov. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Love in Action
Real love wants nothing outside of itself…

posted 3:00:23am Nov. 21, 2014 | read full post »

(Video) Real Love Does Not Enable
Guy Finley explains what real love is and what it isn't, and notes that it is impossible for you to genuinely love another person if you cannot first be completely content and comfortable with being alone. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxuv3Yicgh0&list=UUTGc_OGLcE1zQ1HpyyNKrKA[/yout

posted 3:00:06am Nov. 20, 2014 | read full post »


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