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Where does our longing for someone or something to love originate? Is it not with the awakening of an internal force urging us to explore and experience the deepest part of ourselves? When we say — or feel toward another […]

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In spite of the many differences that seem to exist between peoples the world over—regardless of culture, tradition, environment, or heredity—there is but one seeker, one search, and one sacred object of our desire. The celestial source of this sacred […]

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What hope is there of finding in the world situated around us something that can answer our longing to be whole, to be one with life, when this need itself comes into us from a world above us? Small wonder […]

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The need for whatever it may be that we’re drawn to is the yet to be realized presence within us of that very thing to which we are drawn. This means that no matter how distant seems our guiding star, […]

Can a collection of hundreds of thoughts — spread out across a vast expanse of space and time — spoken world-over by thousands of different voices –tell a single coher­ent story? The answer is an unqualified “Yes!” — but only […]

The autumnal equinox marks the beginning of nature’s quiet retreat, a return journey back into the great “storehouse of life” wherein she will rest for awhile before becoming active once again. We see this same dynamic principle of outflow and […]

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can use everything that we encounter in our relationships with others to change ourselves. Click here to listen to this podcast “Use Unkind Acts to Help Create a New World”

Being at peace, and learning to live with quiet confidence — even as the world spins wildly around us — begins as we realize within us the presence and power of an interior stillness that neither needs, nor searches for, […]

Almost every day I receive a letter, an e-mail, or phone call from an aspirant who wants to know, essentially, the following: “What must I do to succeed spiritually?” Or, in a slight variation on that theme: “What’s the right […]

Question: What is prayer and what’s the most effective way to pray? Should I be really be asking God for specific things? Answer: Take time, at least twice a day — though preferably as often as you possibly can — […]