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Letting Go with Guy Finley
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In this short talk, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself. Click here to listen to “The Gift of Meditation”

If you wish to experience the wholeness of a meditative moment, just work as best you can to gain your attention. When you can bring your attention home and keep it focused within yourself, it acts as a kind of […]

The day will come when you will understand that if you’re just present to your own body during meditation, you need do nothing more. The catch is that you must first realize that your previous efforts have just interfered with […]

When you go outside on a beautiful day, do you step into the sunlight and try to enjoy the warmth, or isn’t the enjoyment inherent in the experience? Similarly, when you see a falcon fly amongst the trees, land, shake […]

Question: It’s said that when you help others, you’re actually helping yourself. Can you explain why that’s true? Answer: We share an uncommon possibility as human beings, but the uncommon possibility that we share comes from the fact that we […]

In this life . . . we are unable to forget whatever remains unforgiven. So, if we won’t let go of some pain — whose time has now past — then who is to blame for the weight of this […]

Life is trying to reach us and teach us, through our experience of it, that we need new and true answers. These higher answers serve as a special kind of personal shelter that effortlessly keeps out what is harmful and […]

True nobility is not a question of birth right or social rank; it is the native estate of each soul that, upon awakening to its divine inheritance, knows the strength of these twin truths without having to think about them: […]

Key Lesson: The smaller the self, the bigger the sense of offense it takes whenever anyone steps up to challenge one of its precious self-images. Realize Real Self-Command There is a very surprising reason why we tend to suffer over […]

In the encounter of any opposing force there always exists the equal opportunity to use this moment of conflict to reach for and realize a new order of consciousness, one whose nature is free of this struggle.