Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

December 2011 Archives

The Unseen Freedom in Learning to Forgive

posted by Guy Finley

There are those who will tell you why it is wise to never forget the pain of the past . . . but if you look closely at the anger, sorrow, and bitterness that has hardened their faces, then you […]

The Power to Put Your Painful Past Behind You

posted by Guy Finley

The following thoughts are for all of us who have ever been hurt, which means the following insights are for the whole world. Here’s what to do whenever we find ourselves wrapped in the flames of that burning house called […]

Put Your Painful Past Behind You (Where it Belongs)

posted by Guy Finley

There lives nothing real in our past — regardless of how disappointing or painful it may have been — that can grab us and make us its captive, any more than a dark shadow has the power to keep us […]

How Thought Makes Painful Feelings Worse

posted by Guy Finley

Dwelling on any unhappy moment in life is like channel surfing through a thousand possible TV shows, selecting the one that troubles you the most, and then blaming your TV set for the pain you’re feeling.

Previous Posts

The Development of True Peace
  It is a distinct stage in the development of the aspirant when -- rather than being easily distracted by some imagined consolation for his pain, or by concluding who is to blame for it -- his first and real preference in the moment is to increase his consciousness of his condition, and not

posted 3:00:43am Sep. 19, 2014 | read full post »

(Video) There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action
Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions which validate your image of being good. What is truly good has no self-reference -- it comes from pure action, which is a natural outcome of being present. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apyGb3NXhnQ[/youtube]

posted 3:00:10am Sep. 18, 2014 | read full post »

The Interior Action that Builds Character
The character of goodness, of compassion and kindness that we would like to reflect and express before our friends (and enemies), requires that we place “its” life before our own. And yet, when we agree to this interior action of self-sacrifice, not only is our life returned to us, but we find t

posted 3:00:29am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Enter a World Where Goodness is Its Own Reward
Once we see it's impossible to please ourselves at the expense of the pain of someone else, we are released from the cycle of seeking a false comfort whose conflict compromises "winners" and "losers" alike. Only then are we free to enter a new world – above the opposites -- where goodness is its o

posted 3:00:17am Sep. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Step Into the Unknown
When, at times, the spiritual aspirant feels as though there's no reason to go on...because he can no longer believe in an imagined good somewhere ahead of him, he comes to what seems a complete dead end. And yet, it is exactly in this place that he must step through himself, and persist in the work

posted 3:00:32am Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »


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