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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Each desire for some spiritual grace creates the expectation of the desired. If you can see the truth of this, then you are also able to see these next two vital discoveries:

First, this same expectation effectively keeps you from those experiences that can only come unexpectedly. Second, until you can recognize and release these parts of yourself at the root of this unconscious inner runaround, you are trapped in a circle. Let’s review.

To want is to expect. To expect is to know. To know is to have already experienced. To have already experienced is to live in the past. To live in the past is to be a dweller of a mental circle. To dwell in a mental circle is to feel as though you are closed off. To feel yourself closed off is to live with a sense of being incomplete. To live with a sense of being incomplete is the secret source of all wants. Round and round you go, but you are never going anywhere! … [to be continued]

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