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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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See Your Way Clear of Self-Defeating Thoughts and Feelings

posted by Guy Finley

I’m sure that we can all agree that no intelligent, conscious man or woman would ever intentionally hurt him or herself. No one would choose to ache. Yet the fact remains that all of us do hurt ourselves every day […]

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(Audio) Stop Looking For Trouble and You Won’t Find It

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to ourselves, especially when the mind seeks to identify with something so that it can feel disturbed.

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Stop Burning and Start Learning!

posted by Guy Finley

Sooner put out a fire with jet fuel than gain the upper hand on some anxious state by throwing more agitated thoughts into its turmoil.

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Unleash Yourself from Self-Limiting Influences

posted by Guy Finley

The next time (and every time) you catch some negative thought or feeling that says, “I am anxious,” “I am scared,” “I am mad,” or “I am in so much pain” — the first thing to do is to come […]

Go From Storms to Sunny Skies

posted by Guy Finley

Perhaps a man is worried about the future. He believes that in order to feel secure, he must acquire a certain amount of money. Any time he feels thwarted in his efforts to achieve his aim, he finds himself in […]

(Audio) Welcome Every Angel That Comes to Your Door

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains in this short talk that higher help is always freely given to us when we ask properly, but the “problem” is that most of the time we do not recognize, or reject the real help when it […]

Real Life is Inexhaustible

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See the Truth about Anxiety

posted by Guy Finley

When we are anxious, when there’s a pressing desire, we don’t see the fact that the state has occupied us and is trying to reconcile itself through what it pushes us to acquire. If we could look at something we […]

End the Race to Going Nowhere Fast

posted by Guy Finley

There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever. After all, if anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to deliver us to a place or time where […]

The Pain of Rushing Around

posted by Guy Finley

Think of how many dangerous car accidents wouldn’t happen at all if only motorists slowed down their cars even to a small degree. Then imagine just how many painful personal encounters with others we would be able to walk right […]

(Video) Walk Through This World Without Fear or Worry

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley speaks about how it’s possible to live completely free from fear, worry, and other self-limiting thoughts and feelings.

How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

The only reason we ever feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings is that we just won’t let go of the false idea that it takes time to know the strength and happiness of our original wholeness. Our unseen belief […]

How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

It’s impossible to imagine a future wholeness without feeling, in the present moment, strangely incomplete — as though we’re missing something essential! We’ve all sensed this disquiet each time we devise some new plan to feel “better” about ourselves. It’s […]

How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

No anxious state exists apart from the illusion that the security, happiness, and wholeness you long for exists somewhere outside of you — “in a time to come.” Then why do we go on embracing anxious thoughts and feelings that […]

Refuse to Depend on Others for Strength

posted by Guy Finley

In times of anxiety and fear, we almost always call upon someone or something to help us get through our stress. This dependency on others for strength not only weakens our soul but also steals from it the possibility of […]

The Secret of Silencing Your Noisy Mind

posted by Guy Finley

The only reason your mind won’t stop its endless chattering… is because “you” won’t stop listening to it! *** Talking to yourself to comfort yourself makes sense only until you realize that talking to what troubles you, in the hopes […]

Lessons in Leaving Behind the Rushed Life

posted by Guy Finley

Being anxious, always in a rush and racing after whatever it is we’ve imagined will help us to be more at peace with ourselves, is like running to catch the shadow of a passing cloud on a hot summer’s day […]

Your Power Over the Storms of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I love the idea of living in a world without storms, but given how much turmoil and trouble there seems to be every¬where, including in ourselves, where do we find such an elevated state of self? Answer: Peace of […]

What is Real Cannot Be Lost

posted by Guy Finley

What else is the blow of any pain that follows the loss of something thought to be our own, but a sharp and merciful reminder that in this life we do not possess what we imagine we do! *** The […]

Live Beyond the Reach of Any Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

We can either spend our time thinking about what we don’t have, feeling empty and bitter over some imagined contentment lost… or we can become quietly aware of what we already are and find there, within our Self, what is […]

(Audio) Use All Stressful Moments to Transform Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how conscious awareness of tension is the birthing ground of revelation and self-discovery. Click here to listen to “Use All Stressful Moments to Transform Yourself”

Slow Down Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Rushing thoughts and anxious feelings are invisible to you because each time they begin to race, you start to run with them. And after so many years of being carried along in this psychic slipstream, you’ve come to believe that […]

(Audio) Choose the Path of Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can stop being fooled into involving ourselves with fear, worry and anxiety by remembering that there are parts of us that “love” falling into those negative states. Click here to […]

(Audio) Self-Healing Begins as Self-Hurting Ends

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a new understanding of ourselves that will put an end to unconscious suffering… if we will remember to put it into practice. Click here to listen to “Self-Healing Begins as Self-Hurting Ends”

(Audio) Awaken to Your Spiritual Barometer

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why we must come to realize the need to shake ourselves awake as often as possible if we want to be free of the negative states that currently pull us down. Click […]

(Audio) Let Go and Learn the Truth of Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why human beings are so addicted to stress and tension, and why it is so important for us to understand that something within us actually enjoys being anxious. Click here to listen […]

Six Lessons to Help You Step out of the Rush

posted by Guy Finley

The following six Key Lessons contain special understanding about the nature of invisible pressure-filled states that cause run human beings to run themselves ragged. The clearer we can see the reasons for why our lives are always in such a […]

Rushing is Punishing

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Having to rush is punishing… is it also a sure sign that I’m “asleep”? How does rushing overtake me so easily? What can I do to deliberately slow down when the urge to hurry seems overwhelming? Answer: Every person […]

(Audio) Stop Waiting and Start Living

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how painful tension persists because we are relying on something outside of ourselves to tell us who we are. Click here to listen to “Stop Waiting and Start Living”

(Audio) Stop Sorting Your Experience and Stop Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy explains how we can reclaim our enthusiasm for life, no matter what our circumstances, when we stop resisting what we experience. Click here to listen to this podcast “Stop Sorting Your Experience and Stop Suffering”

Free Yourself from Anxiety

posted by Guy Finley

Anxiety is one of the more difficult internal states to work with because of the way it works within us. The key is to begin realizing that the only influence any anxious state can have over us is in what […]

Your Power to Drop Demands

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever you feel pressed in by life, it’s because you are pushing. Don’t push. It doesn’t work. Do something different. Try changing places in the moment with yourself by daring to step out of that self that’s insisting you change […]

(Audio) Six Words to Help You Drop Any Dark State

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a new action we can take to find freedom from negative states. Click here to listen to this podcast “Six Words to Help You Drop Any Dark State”

Get Everything Done Without Rushing!

posted by Guy Finley

Part 2 The following five lessons contain special insights into the invisible pressure-filled states that cause human beings to run themselves ragged. The more clearly we can see that it’s impossible to reach a place of rest by rushing to […]

Get Everything Done Without Rushing!

posted by Guy Finley

Part 1 We’ve all probably “run over” someone emotionally or hurt a friend, a loved one, or even a complete stranger while racing to get somewhere or do something “important.” Then, we regret it — most likely too late to […]

Release Yourself From Painful Pressure

posted by Guy Finley

It is our own narrow mind, with its narrow view of life, that pressurizes our events and their moments. This small mind, which can’t be separated from the narrow world it perceives, tends to see life’s events not as they […]

Why Being Worried Doesn’t Work

posted by Guy Finley

Stressful worry helps no one — not those we are concerned about, and certainly not us. Such worry heals nothing; instead, it hurts all who mistake its dark embrace as a path to empowerment. The only thing worry serves is […]

Relief From Stressful Conditions

posted by Guy Finley

We find it natural to seek relief from the world around us, a world appearing to be one stronghold atop another of stressful conditions and anxiety-producing events. Accordingly, we seek relief from these contentment-crushing states by struggling to change those […]

Turn Strong Feelings Into Spiritual Gold

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Last week I had a strong feeling of generalized anxiety come over me, even though there was no apparent cause. I want to remain with the emotion in order to understand it. I watch it, and it lifts, only […]

Be True to Yourself and Be Fearless

posted by Guy Finley

We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self — or we can use that same situation to help set ourselves free. Presently we see whatever troubles us through […]

Take the Steps to the Stressless Life

posted by Guy Finley

When we see only our own ideas about why we’re feeling stressed, and they’re telling us how we’re entitled to be miserable, misery makes up the circle of our lives. But any time we are inwardly awake enough, we can […]

New Understanding About Feeling Overwhelmed

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I am constantly feeling overwhelmed by all the different demands on my time. It seems that I live out each day trying to “keep my head above water.” This inevitably leads to discouragement that I will ever succeed at […]

How to Make the Season Bright

posted by Guy Finley

We’re coming into a time of the year when certain conditions of the human consciousness glare. This time of the year is intended to be the happiest time of the year according to popular culture, but for most it’s not […]

Practice Stepping Out of the Rush

posted by Guy Finley

Before you can step out of the rush and into your own life, you must first see that while anxious, hurried feelings often lend a temporary sense of self-importance, these same racing emotions actually rob you of the power you […]

The Possibility of Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

Though few understand the truth of the following, freedom is (always) a question of possibilities. Prisons, of any kind, strip away our possibilities. For example, (an inmate) has lost the simple freedom to just wander where he wishes, outside in […]

End the Misery of Chronic Anxiety

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION High anxiety has plagued me for sometime now, though I am not always conscious of it — I only realize it when I start having physical symptoms, like insomnia, or a racing heart. I am not sure how to […]

Relax Your Way Into a Liberated Life

posted by Guy Finley

There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever. After all, if anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to deliver us to a place or time where […]

Start Freeing Yourself From Anxious States

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Anxiety seems to be my lot in life lately. I have a full plate of activities with children, a challenging job, and a few outside interests. I feel like I balance these and keep my priorities straight, yet still, […]

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

posted by Guy Finley

Real power isn’t the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems, but to awaken the higher understanding that allows us to transcend the need we have to live with any painful problems at […]

Dare to Slow Down Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Every person knows what it feels like to be carried off by an anxious state, so you decide: when some anxiety comes along and takes over your life, are you an awake, inwardly centered person or are you an unconscious, […]

Using Financial Crisis to Find Higher Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION In this time of unprecedented economic downturn, people without jobs and families losing their homes, is there anything to say to those of us who have experienced this loss and trauma? I don’t know what to say to my […]

Stop Consenting to Be Discontented

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever we’re anxious or rushing around, we are not in command of ourselves; seen clearly, it’s evident that something within us has taken charge of our life and is telling us that if we can just get here or do […]

Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life

posted by Guy Finley

To sow spiritual seeds means that we do spiritual work. Spiritual work is always interior work first, even if, as a matter of course, this work becomes manifest through exterior action. What is this interior work by which we sow […]

How to Stop the World and Be Still

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. In one respect, everything about one’s spiritual life is so terribly simple. There is only one time and one way in which […]

(Audio) The Full Faith That Frees You

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the often misunderstood idea of faith, and how we can come to the true, bold understanding that we are made for everything that happens to us.

5 Personal Practices That Put Anxiety Out of Business

posted by Guy Finley

Always strive to remember that there is neither one thing practical, nor wise, about any state-of-self that punishes you; even when, as in the case of anxiety, it sweetly promises to release you once you’ve done its bidding. So, regardless […]

Letting Go of Resentment

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Why is it so hard to let go of resentment of things past? ANSWER It isn’t the thing, the person, the condition that holds us captive and puts us in conflict. It is our attachment to the sense of […]

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