Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

The Unseen Misery in Old Memories of Love

Question: I am sure there are multitudes of memories and experiences we are better off to drop as soon as they end. However, there are many we may live out our lives and never top — such as our first, sweet love. Is it not the best, the purest thing to carry in your heart and to cherish it once in awhile? These memories aren’t hurting us. They give us comfort, pleasure, and rest. Is that not better than to be present in the moment?

Answer: Our first love, the sweetest… because it is the most innocent and passionate at the same time… is unlike any other love we will know, much as we never forget the first time we realized fire is as beautiful to the eye as it is potentially painful to the finger.


This kind of “first love” experience awakens us to the possibility of disappearing into something greater than ourselves, but ultimately burns us because of our present nature that only knows how to cling to what it adores.

Nevertheless, this early initiation introduces us to a higher need within that can never be satisfied by any exterior relationship. And this is one reason why we are so attached to memories of love, whenever they occurred. Within the safety of “what was” we can momentarily satisfy the longing we have to feel whole (as only love can do for us). But we are betrayed by these same memories because, as you already know, they are a false spring… always followed by the winter of a heart that, in its emptiness, still seeks for a love everlasting… a higher love that doesn’t need to hold onto anything because it’s contentment is in continually emptying itself so that it may be filled anew.

Previous Posts

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 »

Your Power Over Fear
Fear cannot understand itself, but you can understand fear! ...

posted 12:00:20pm Nov. 20, 2015 | read full post »

(Video) Learn to Use Energetic Forces for Self Revelation
Guy Finley explains that when strong energetic forces appear in us such as anger, rage, and anxiety, we can either learn to use them for our spiritual growth, or they will be misused and squandered through rejection and ...

posted 12:00:59pm Nov. 19, 2015 | 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.