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April 2012 Archives

Waiting on God, the practice of ceaseless prayer, working at quiet mindfulness: none of these measures preclude being active in life; what is required of us is that our first action is stillness, followed by willingness to receive whatever we […]

Count all those many things you have ever given to yourself, and then ask: “What real meaning have they today?” Then reflect a moment on those things of meaning you gave to others at a cost to yourself. By such […]

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about an uncommon kind of sensitivity that is required of the sincere spiritual aspirant who wishes to know a freedom that cannot be assailed by any darkness. Click here to listen to “Release […]

Question: I know that one is supposed to work to keep their attention wherever they are, but I live and work in New York City where the atmosphere is so dense and dynamic that you will encounter many impressions from […]

At one time I lived in a beautiful part of California called Ojai. The upper Ojai Valley is filled with huge walnut and oak trees that stand out against a backdrop of scrub and high chaparral. The seasons are marked […]

Look closely… and you can see that every spring flower hides within it worlds within worlds. But, as we are now, we see only small and mean objects; we walk through separate worlds seen as either stepping-stones or boulders in […]

There are so many wonderful mysteries not only in this world through which we journey but also right within each of us! For instance, did you know that the distance from your heart to your toes is, proportionally, approximately the […]

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why it is so important to stand in the real light of awareness and become truly conscious of the parts of ourselves that supply an artificial light. Click here to listen to “Nothing […]

Most of us try to take from life as much as we can… struggling, in vain, to end a longing that never fails to prove itself endless. To see the truth of this is painful, but it’s also the only […]

Any burden shared isn’t just half the burden — but a burden made lighter for all who agree to carry it; the unthinkable truth is that if everyone agreed to carry just a little more, everyone would carry a little […]