Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


The Power to Walk Away from Useless Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Would you give me some specific strategies to help me when I start to feel depression pulling at me and dragging me down?

Answer: Here are three bright new actions for you to take. Each is designed to help you bring the light you need into the present darkness of what you have yet to understand about your depressed states. Use them all together and you will soon command the very forces that once compelled you to believe that your dark states were inescapable.

1. The next time depression takes you over, think toward it instead of from it. What this means is that you are to realize in the moment of being taken over by the darkness that you are simply wrongly involved in thinking about your state from the state itself. This is exactly how negative states take us captive. See the depression as a temporary imposition instead of accepting the position the state is telling you that you must accept. Work at this. Your efforts will be rewarded.

2. In that same moment when you realize that something painful has again pressed its way into you, holding you hostage to a hated image or painful regret, here is what to do: right there, right in that Now, instead of capitulating into that familiar state of feel­ing yourself to be a captive of what this pain tells you that you must remember (along with all of its suggested solutions for ending the suf­fering), choose to remember the Light. Instead of being drawn into a struggle with that unwanted sense of conflict, complete with its cast of supporting characters drawn from your past, intentionally withdraw your attention from that stage show. And at the same time as you close the curtain on it, bring all of your reclaimed attention into the Now. Come awake to the sense of your own physical body. Observe what thoughts and feelings are pressing themselves into your awareness and, while working in the Now like this, welcome into you a conscious remembrance of the Light, of God’s Life, of the whole truth as best you understand it. Choose to remember the Light. Let it fight for you. Instead of a life of endless resistance, you will learn the timeless secret of how to replace any form of darkness with the Light you have chosen over it.

3. When you feel some kind of darkness coming over you, you must muster the courage to consciously doubt the reality of this condition, even though your feelings are pow­erfully trying to convince you that what you feel is true. Here is a special short poem entitled “Ten Words With the Power to Help You Walk Away From Useless Suffering”:

The “feel” is real,

But the “why” is a lie!

Let this liberating insight into the secret nature of unhappy feelings find a welcome home in you. Dare to apply its wisdom to any moment when some negative state tries to brew up a storm in you, and watch how you can make even the most stubborn sufferings disappear.



Previous Posts

The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life (Part 2)
By the light of our impersonal study about discontentment we can see two bright new truths: much of our time is spent identifying the so-called cause of our discontented condition, and the rest of our time is taken up trying to change our unwanted situation into what we imagine will better suit our

posted 12:00:47pm Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life (Part 1)
Most of us spend a lot more time trying to deal with discontentment than is obvious at first glance. Depending on how the day breaks for us, we may find ourselves feeling discontent about our life whenever we: • Compare our present level of health and energy to those better days when we felt a

posted 12:00:30pm Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

How to Fulfill Your True Purpose
  The only way to change that which we will be, and have, in a time to come is to learn what it means to work “with what we are” in the present moment!

posted 12:00:24pm Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »

(Audio) Being Alive Begins with Being Present
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how everything that exists was made for us to discover our true nature. [audio mp3="http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/lettinggo/files/2014/07/20130317_being_alive_sm.mp3"][/audio]

posted 12:00:38pm Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Increasing Awareness of the Present Moment
Question: What can one do to have a greater awareness of reality? Answer: A quart cup cannot hold a gallon of water. Don’t worry about “a greater awareness” but be as constant and conscious as you can towards the awareness you can bring to bear. Each moment we put our wish for the present m

posted 12:00:54pm Jul. 23, 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.