Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

A New Response to Stressful Situations

Question: Is there a way to help someone deal with the pressure they feel in stressful situations… such as test taking?

Answer: Learn the difference between doing what is in your power versus struggling against what is not. In this instance, all stress is counterproductive to the condition it meets. It is a mechanical reaction that produces the opposite of what it seems to bring. For instance, it feels like stress protects us. It doesn’t. It punishes us even as it steals our ability to think and to respond intelligently.

Question: Lately I’ve noticed – just trying to be aware of my reactions — that events that would normally cause a stressed response (tightened stomach, anxiety) do not have the same effect. It’s wonderful when it happens!

Answer: Stress is proportionate to how (unconsciously) certain we are that who we are is somehow dependent upon what happens around us. As we outgrow this victim consciousness, our new understanding naturally brings us to a more relaxed state of self.

Previous Posts

The Source of Real Change
We are wrongly led to believe that life makes us into the kind of person we are. In truth, it’s our level of self-understanding that makes life what it is for us! This is why nothing can really change for us until we see that trying to change ...

posted 12:00:54pm Nov. 27, 2015 | read full post »

(Audio) Outgrow Being Unhappy Over Anything
Real spiritual growth does not happen automatically with the mere passage of time. A change in our outer activities does not lead to true change. In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that changing what we "do" is not the same as a change of ...

posted 12:00:50pm Nov. 26, 2015 | read full post »

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless (Conclusion)
The next time you’re overcome with feeling as if you are powerless, take this one interior action and watch that fear disappear: instead of looking at what your fear is telling you is greater than your power to deal with it—i.e., a failing ...

posted 12:00:15pm Nov. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless (Part 2)
We have no idea of the power with which we have been endowed. Within us dwells the possibility of realizing a level of consciousness whose freedom has no contingencies, one that cannot fall apart even when the conditions in our lives seem to ...

posted 12:00:37pm Nov. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless (Part 1)
True spiritual “power” isn’t the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems. Rather, it is a radical new and higher form of self-understanding, one that illuminates and transcends our unconscious ...

posted 12:00:49pm Nov. 23, 2015 | read full post »


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