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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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How to Stop Smoking

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Do you have a recommendation for how to stop smoking? I need some advice about freedom from the inner voices that tempt me. Answer: There is an important principle at the root of all true spiritual teachings, and it […]

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How the Light Wins Every Battle For You

posted by Guy Finley

The true spiritual battle occurs in the “dark” of us, a contest between the light of our wish to be better than the bitterness in us, or higher than some heartache or hatred dragging us down. Whatever its nature, this […]

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How to Discover Your Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

The difference between quitting a task, as opposed to reaching the end of our possibilities with it . . . is this: Whenever we quit our wish to succeed at something, we have first embraced a false sense of hopelessness […]

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(Audio) Catch the Ticker Tape Mind and Cut It

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why the mind is always so busy thinking about itself, and how becoming aware of its mechanical activity is the beginning of a beautiful new relationship with real life. Click here to […]

Finding True Compassion for Others (and Ourselves)

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Recently a relative asked to live with us. The moment we heard from her, I sensed she was to help me with something. Two weeks later we were talking, she started to cry, and said she had had an […]

Suicide is No Escape from Pain

posted by Guy Finley

Any human being who takes his or her own life not only fails to escape the pain that drove them to this act, but insures that even on the other side they will continue to experience this conflict in their […]

How to Know Which Thoughts and Feelings are Your Friends

posted by Guy Finley

You possess unsuspected powers of perception just waiting to be awakened. There’s a way to know, without ever having to think about it, exactly which of your own thoughts and feelings are your friends, and which are foes… a totally […]

The Secret Prayer that Renews Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

The kind of prayer most commonly understood and practiced is asking for what you want and being temporarily filled with — and renewed by — both the self making that request and the anticipation of what is requested. Examples of […]

(Audio) The Sure Cure for a Sinking Spirit

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how resistance to any negative state such as anger, anxiety, or fear does not help diminish the state, but instead actually causes the state to gain mass and strengthens the illusion that it […]

How Self-Change Begins

posted by Guy Finley

Real self-change begins with seeing that Real Life is change itself. This means there is no condition that can hold you captive without your unconscious cooperation. Withdraw it. Wake up. Walk out of yourself by changing how you see what […]

Departing from Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

Here’s an important idea to consider the next time some thought or feeling starts telling you (once again) to “make tracks” — to “get away” from something in life that psychologically troubles or otherwise torments you. In its darkness, the […]

Raising a Family on the Road to Enlightenment

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I think that I am on the road to enlightenment, but my thoughts would lead me to believe that only the holiest of holies could ever reach that state, and it is not readily achievable to a parent having […]

And the Blind Shall Lead the Blind…

posted by Guy Finley

Goodness grows by enlarging the lives of others — through the development of those thoughts and actions which serve the enhancement of the individual by increasing the depth and breath of understanding between one and all others. Evil grows by […]

(Audio) Dare to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how every human being is meant to be a unique expression of the Intelligence of our Living Universe. Click here to listen to this podcast “Dare to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others” Talk notes: […]

An Inescapable Spiritual Fact

posted by Guy Finley

Unseen by those who feel empty, rejected by those full of regret, and feared by those who resist change… is this inescapable spiritual fact concerning emptiness, sorrow, or fear: our lives are full of what we fill them with!  

Outgrowing Troublesome Problems

posted by Guy Finley

Question: The past keeps coming into my thoughts when situations arise that bring rehearsed doom and gloom feelings that hamper the chance for success in the present. What do I do in that moment? Meditate? Pray? Try to think of […]

The Unseen Cost of Spiritual Forgetfulness

posted by Guy Finley

Here are five reasons why the interior work of remembering yourself should always come first: 1. An unattended mind is the breeding ground of self-defeat. 2. The temptation to be self-degrading can only be dropped by seeing the secret self-love […]

The Perfect Order of Life

posted by Guy Finley

To see the beauty in mother nature is to know some of this beauty in yourself.  To awaken and see the perfect order of life, its wholeness and goodness, is to receive title to this eternal truth and to be […]

(Audio) Just Let the Music Play

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean for us to let real life sound its essential notes within us without the unnecessary dissonance of our resistance. Click here to listen to this podcast “Just Let the […]

The Importance of Being Close to a Teacher of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Does the physical proximity of a teacher of Truth to the student have a lot of importance? Answer: There is no doubt that proximity to a teacher of Truth accelerates one’s inner development. However, and equally important to understand, […]

What it Means to Love One Another

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can ever learn to love one another as we would hope to do, we must first be willing to see that for too long we have loved only ourselves … and that even this has been done poorly. […]

Watch Yourself When Listening to Music

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I can be lifted and made to feel peaceful, or even get anxious or angry, all depending on what I listen to. What is it about music, old or new, that triggers such powerful emotions in a person? Answer: […]

Previous Posts

Remember the Silent Force
Question: Where do we look for the power we need to be happy and safe? Answer: Look for this power not in a person, place, possession, idea, or belief, but through the new understanding that your higher, permanent nature needs no power ...

posted 12:00:37pm Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Put the Truth First
Always remember when you work with powerful truthful ideas such as we study here that there are many temporarily unknown parts of yourself that may try to mislead you. They know that your growing true spiritual insight will lead you away from ...

posted 12:00:12pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

Your Safety and Secret Strength
Of this you may be assured: There is a struggle for your Heart between powers in places High and low. Your safety and secret strength in this contest is that neither kingdom can claim this coveted Gift (of yours) without you willing it so. ...

posted 3:00:56am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

The Power to Change
The power to change our past only becomes a possibility for us as we awaken to find ourselves no longer able to make any excuses for what we have been, or for being what we are in the present moment...   ...

posted 3:00:38am Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

(Video) The Reconciliation Between Self-Condemnation and Excuse
Guy Finley reveals that we never suspect that the part within that wants to condemn us is the same as that which excuses what we did. Observe these two sides together and a powerful third force is awakened. This awareness holds the opposites. ...

posted 3:00:21am Jul. 23, 2015 | read full post »

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