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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: […]

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The Secret of Being Successful in All Worlds
A reporter who had a deep and personal interest in higher spiritual matters heard of a certain teacher of truth who was held in high repute. But what caught the reporter’s attention more than anything else was that this modern-day master was ...

posted 12:00:54pm May. 25, 2015 | read full post »

The Truth About the Past
So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create ...

posted 12:00:57pm May. 22, 2015 | read full post »

(Video) Awaken the Part of You That Fears No Pain
Guy Finley explains that the question in every spiritual aspirant's mind is, "When will I be free?" To know the answer, first you must awaken entirely to what it is that enslaves you. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l99VUo-2vyA[/youtube] ...

posted 12:00:43pm May. 21, 2015 | read full post »

The Power to Change Your Past (Conclusion)
Who you really are—your immortal Self—doesn’t live in the past, and therefore cannot be punished by anything that happened there. If anything, the repeated pain of reliving whatever the problems may have been should show us that we’ve ...

posted 12:00:07pm May. 20, 2015 | read full post »

The Power to Change Your Past (Part 1)
So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create ...

posted 12:00:11pm May. 19, 2015 | read full post »

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