Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


Walk Through Whatever Frightens You

posted by Guy Finley

There is no “preparing” to be fearless. Fearless actions don’t mean one acts without fear. Becoming fearless requires challenging fear’s right to rule one’s heart… until one sees, for oneself, that while the feel is real, the why of fear is (always) a lie (based on negative imagination). And once one sees this truth, then one realizes one’s former complicity with fear. This marks the beginning of the end of fear’s hold because, slowly but surely, more and more, one sees that fear is a creation of one’s own mind; one sees how it first makes up some horrible image about a time to come — and then resists its own dark imagining. The only thing left to do with some fear once one sees these truths is to consciously walk through it…much as a stage actor walks, without fear, through the dancing images of flames being projected on stage to create a fearful effect.

 



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment mamakalami

    Thank you for the post – just yesterday I was thinking of how fearful I have been of loosing my job. In the past, I have pretended to be friendly, a team player, I have sucked up to my previous bosses to gain favour – the list just goes on…I have been in my current job for nearly two years. Since I started here I have practised most of the principles that Mr Finley teaches. I have not fawned, tried not to lie to cover my tracks (difficult one), have kept my mouth shut! This is the most unpopular I have ever been in any job. Last year was especially tough, so I wrote an email to Mr Finley asking him if I should quit. This was the response – “There are some situations that can serve a person’s wish to be free by revealing the self-punishing parts of that person in ways that can’t be done otherwise. And (such) revelation is the most important thing (for those who aspire to a life in God/Truth). So, you alone must decide when — or if ever — it’s time to pull up stakes and move along.” — GF
    Didn’t understand then what he meant – just yesterday I realised that it was my expectations that were failing me. I thought if I practised everything right – then I would be happy. Somehow God will see how sincere I was and would make everything go my way. Selfish me. I was not prepared for the backlash from reality. The people in my office do not like me a whole lot and the company has tried to get rid of me for not being a team player etc. I am not very sure if they will get rid of me and don’t really worry too much about it anymore. I remember one of the lessons something about ‘asking being the same as not asking’ – I have stopped praying for God to do this and that for me and I know that life will take it’s course no matter what and all on earth is temporary. I am also learning not to base my existence on other people’s emotions or expectations. I will do my job deligentlty till it’s time for me to go. I don’t worry about right and wrong anymore I just try to practice what I have learnt.

  • http://www.guyfinley.org Eric

    Hi mamakalami,

    It sounds to me like you are seeing a lot of things about yourself through your experience with your job. I like where you said, “I don’t worry about right and wrong anymore. I just try to practice what I have learned.” It reminds me of the old truth saying, “Rightness is its own reward.” If only all of us would do what the moment is asking of us, instead of going into anxious thought. It seems to me that worrying about whether or not we have “done the right thing” in the moment is just a clever way in which the mind tricks us into avoiding doing what we know to be true.

    Eric

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment mamakalami

    Hi Eric thank you for your support.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment SproutMama

    Are these secret messeges from cyber space? I used to fear my wife leaving me… but I realized that I won’t die if she does. I would be lost for awhile… but I would survive, as I have survived many things in the past. I do not let fear rule my life any longer. She says she loves me and that she is happy where she is, by my side. I love having her by my side. If she for some reason is secretly not happy (for whatever reason).. that is hers to deal with. Secrets do not serve anybody anything good… but I can’t/won’t “fear” them any longer. I know who I am… and I love my life… and when my mind starts to travel to the negative… I go out and do something I love, and I steer right back out of those thoughts. Thank you for all the articles and advise. :)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment LifetimeLove

    Peace and Love

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