Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


Escape the Prison and the Pain of Psychological Time

posted by Guy Finley

Never accept the lingering presence of any negative state. These unconscious forces must appear within us, but they must never be allowed to define us or our actions. The awakening mind — or even one disposed toward such an end — is fully capable of recognizing the difference between states of darkness and light, between what “serves” and what “steals” the new life stirring within us. Here are a few notes about one of these dark forces that seems to serve, but that steals from whomever it can deceive.

Anxiety is a negative state produced by a divided mind as it rushes to close the gap between these two (self-created) opposing thoughts: where I am right now, and “where” I want to get to, which is the same as what I want “to become,” i.e., at peace, content, safe, etc.
This imagined pleasure of “arriving there,” or in “getting it” done is the secret opposite of the pain born in not wanting to experience what is at hand. Understood properly, what these facts mean is that the only “answer” there is to an anxious state is to not answer it at all…but to see the state for what it is: an illusion.
Do what you are doing; be where you are. Give your full attention to the duty of the moment, and the feeling that “there isn’t enough time” will disappear. The prison and the pain of psychological time dissolves as you withdraw your attention from the divided mind that creates its demands.


Previous Posts

Stop Cooking Your Own Goose!
Any time you sit, think about, and "stew" over what someone did to you, or simmer in anger about some past event, the real reason for your pain is because you're cooking your own goose!

posted 3:00:59am Oct. 24, 2014 | read full post »

(Video) The Real Root of All Rage Revealed
Guy Finley explains that all forms of rage, whether inwardly or outwardly directed, are the result of our thwarted attempts to possess what we think we need in order to be whole, happy, and in control. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzXTXYZ4Xyk[/youtube]

posted 3:00:29am Oct. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Learn to Walk Away From Frustration
The faster we try to go with whatever it may be that we are doing incorrectly, whether it's hammering a nail or trying to nail down our happiness, the more and more frustrated we become for the unsatisfactory results. It is important to understand that we would never agree to give ourselves over to

posted 3:00:22am Oct. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Practice Getting Out of Your Own Way
When you hear someone say, “I’m sick and tired of it,” what they are really saying without realizing it is that they’re sick and tired of suffering from their own lack of understanding. This all becomes clear once we understand that unhappiness does not come at us, it comes from us. For inst

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

Rise Above Frustration
All of us have felt, at one time or another, trapped in our own life. During these periods of heightened unhappiness, one thing seems clear: the only reason we haven’t realized our great potential is because we’re being held back. There is some unpleasant person, an inescapable condition, some u

posted 3:00:10am Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.