Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


Break Out of Any Rut

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us must go to work every day and perform repetitive tasks that are rarely of our choosing. And when these unwanted routines run — as they do — it isn’t long before our growing resistance to them leaves us feeling weary, if not burned out! Even if we’re lucky enough to make a living doing what we wish, what feels good one moment can become a grind the next; we all know the drill whenever we start feeling stuck. Resistance to our situation swells in us like a cresting wave, and moments later we’re carried into a world without gratitude, enthusiasm, or hope. Now add to this sad scenario the fact that this resistance itself becomes a part of our routine, and it’s easy to see why we often feel as if we’re stuck in a rut!

 

The first step to releasing ourselves from any sense of being in a rut begins with seeing this truth: The real nature of what we call our “daily grind” is really just our own mind telling itself, over and over again, how much it wishes things would change. If life seems like a grind, it’s only because we’re following around the same level of thinking that makes it so. Blaming outside circumstances for trapping us in a rut is like blaming the television for the boredom we feel while sitting watching nothing but reruns. It’s time to break our ties with anything in us that would rather complain about its situation than go to work to change it.

 

The first step to breaking out of any rut in life is to no longer enable the parts of us that keep walking in them while wishing they weren’t so deep! Learning to watch our own thoughts and feelings — to be quietly attentive to what the mind is attending to in each moment — ensures that we won’t fall into these ditches, because our heightened level of attention keeps them from being dug!

 

For encouragement along the way, just notice how, each time you bring your attention into the present moment, it’s you who gets the gift of being made new. That’s the way it works. See how many times you can catch yourself just as you’re about to go on the “ride” of not wanting to be where you are — of not wanting to do what you must. Then deliberately step out of that long line of repetitive thoughts and feelings. Take your attention off what you don’t want, and bring it into the new moment — as it is.

 

This new and higher level of attention connects you to the present moment, the living now. The interior task of working to remain attentive in this way grants you entrance into a world free of routine, without ruts of any kind — because no one has ever been there before you.



Previous Posts

A Truth About Inner Darkness
Living in fear of what dwells within you – whatever it may be that you deny, or that you don’t want others to know about – is how darkness ensures you remain just outside the circle of Divine healing Light.

posted 3:00:19am Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »

(Audio) Proof That Pain is Impersonal
When we feel pain, we tend to take it personally and feel like we are the only ones in the world who are suffering. That seems like the natural thing to do. But what if pain is impersonal? What if the pain serves a purpose that is beyond our understanding? In this short talk, Guy Finley brings to li

posted 3:00:59am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Stop Hiding Your Weaknesses From Others
Question: When I manage to remember my higher aim in life, I seem to lose control of my life, and other people are quick to take advantage of what they evidently see as my weakness. Should this be happening or am I going about something all wrong? Answer: This may sound strange at first, but let

posted 3:00:57am Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Be Willing to Be Whole
Question: Why in the world am I so weak that I can't remember my good intentions? How will I ever succeed spiritually when this weakness keeps getting in the way of my making any real progress? Answer: Part of the answer to this endless enigma requires an understanding of its own hidden dynamic -

posted 3:00:04am Aug. 19, 2014 | read full post »

The Test: Choosing to Be Chosen
There are those who avoid -- at all costs -- being tested by life. There are those who wait, in fear, for life to test them. Then there are the rare few who choose to use life to test them in every moment they can remember to do so. Of these three types, which do you think grows in courage

posted 3:00:18am Aug. 18, 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.