Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley


Stop Listening to the Voices that Say to Give Up

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have tried to sit and go quiet to practice self-observation, but my thoughts scream at me that I should give up this worthless, unproductive practice!

Answer: Pay no attention to what your own thoughts and feelings are trying to tell you the whole time you’re sitting. Learn to watch and drop these dark inner voices. They don’t want you to succeed and there’s a good reason why. They can’t dwell in that silent world you wish to enter and that wishes to enter you.

So persist! You will prevail. For even as you struggle to stay aware of yourself in the present moment, that moment itself changes. And as it does, so do you.

Slowly, subtly at first, but eventually even beyond your mind’s protests, the distinction between your sense of self and your awareness of the present moment melts away. And as it does, a new, deeper sense of silence floods into you; filling your awareness with itself and, at the same time, with yet another awareness that the source of this supreme stillness is arising out of your own being. It washes everything out of its way. And so arrives a quiet mind.



Previous Posts

(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 »

Living the Beauty of the Present Moment
The present moment is the canvas of creation: our perception, a palette of primary colors; our actions, brush strokes -- while thought provides both background and texture. To know these things is the beginning of the artful life.

posted 12:00:19pm Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Enter the Place of Power
Before you can learn how to change your destiny, you must first realize that secret place within yourself where your own future is created. You must consciously enter that place of power where all of your life-choices are made for you. It’s called the present moment: The now. And this now is the s

posted 12:00:17pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Blooming is Part of Your Being
Any lingering shame over who or what you were in "days gone by" is like a newly opened rose blushing for having once been a bud...

posted 12:00:26pm Jul. 18, 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.