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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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Best-selling "Letting Go" author Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas go straight to the heart of our most important personal and social issues -- relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom -- and lead the way to a higher life.

Guy is the acclaimed author of The Secret of Letting Go and 38 other books and audio programs that have sold over a million copies in 18 languages worldwide. In addition, he has presented over 4,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 25 years and has been a guest on over 600 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, and many others.

Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute, and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a non-profit Center for Self-Study in Merlin, Oregon. 200,000 people in 142 countries read his popular Key Lesson emails each week. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations.

Guy's career reached this point through a circuitous path. Born into a successful show business family, he is the son of late-night TV and radio pioneer, Larry Finley. Growing up in Beverly Hills, his childhood friends were the sons and daughters of the most famous celebrities in the world. As a young man, Guy enjoyed success in a number of areas including composing award-winning music for many popular recording artists including Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, Billy Preston, and The Four Seasons, as well as writing the scores for several motion pictures and TV shows. From 1970-1979 he wrote and recorded his own albums under the Motown and RCA recording labels.

Throughout his youth, Guy suspected there was more to life than the type of worldly success that led to the emptiness and frustration he saw among his own successful friends and colleagues. In 1979, after travels throughout North America, India, and the Far East in search of truth and higher wisdom, Guy voluntarily retired from his flourishing music career in order to simplify his life and to concentrate on deeper self-studies.

In addition to his writing and appearance schedule, Guy presents four inner-life classes each week at Life of Learning Foundation in Merlin, Oregon. These classes are ongoing and open to the public. For more information about Guy Finley and his life-changing work, visit guyfinley.org.

"Guy Finley is...one of the leading experts at the forefront of human potential."
-Nightingale Conant

"Guy Finley has helped millions live fuller, more peaceable lives."
-Barnes and Noble

(Video) Optimist or Pessimist?

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Guy Finley shares that each of us is part of a goodness that is far beyond any belief that you will ever know. Truth transcends belief. Become a Realist and find the truth of the way things really are independent of conditioned thinking.

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Let Go and Flow with Real Life

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The truth is we can’t know what to do in advance of any given moment. When we meet life with preconceived ideas about how to respond to what unfolds before us—we are like downhill skiers trying to know when and […]

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Real Life is Not Static

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Real life is not static. Its only rule is change; so, it should be clear: either we agree to participate in the process of this eternal renewal, or we will feel punished by it. This means it’s impossible to be […]

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Get Real and Get Rid of Your Worries and Fears

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The longer any illusion is taken to be real, the less illusory it seems to be.

(Video) Put Your Hope in the World Above You

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Guy Finley explains that instead of being disappointed when others don’t live up to your expectations, you can use their manifestations to remind you of your own wish and work to properly fulfill the purpose of your existence.

Escape the Circle of Wants (Conclusion)

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The following easy exercise will help you escape the circle of wants and to realize the truly new and unexpected life. Each day, make it a point to spend some time in a natural setting. Never mind that you “don’t […]

Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 3)

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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 […]

Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 2)

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We have all had those moments in our lives where something unexpected came to us and, pouring itself in, left us breathless… perhaps as simple as rounding a bend and catching sight of a distant, breathtaking vista, or just being […]

Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 1)

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Most of us, on a day-to-day basis, go through life carried along by a constant stream of expectations. In fact, these expectations are so common to our sense of self and its well-being that we barely even realize we have them […]

Stop Stunting Your Spiritual Growth

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Measure the degree of your resistance to unwanted moments, and you also know the extent to which you’ve forgotten who you really are… and the true purpose of (your) life.

Free Yourself from Negative Emotions

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We have all felt the calming effect of a kind of unity when we stand on the ocean’s shore, and gaze out on its endless waters. In moments like these our relationship with the ocean is a meditative one; the […]

How to Bear Unwanted Moments

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Question: What can I do with all the energy I feel surging through me when life does not go my way? Can you illustrate what it means to “bear the moment”? Answer: Yes. The energy you’re describing, the onslaught of […]

The Source of Psychological Pain

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The thing that is unwanted in any moment is not the event we blame for our pain. The real source of our suffering is mechanically identifying with a negative reaction, and then unconsciously resisting our own dark state. In other […]

The Path of True Self-Seeing

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Question: I want to grow spiritually, but somehow I have to move beyond justifying my weaknesses if I’m ever going to learn the lessons meant for me. How do I stop justifying the messes I’ve made in my life? Answer: […]

(Video) Step Out of the Prison of Familiar Suffering

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Guy Finley tells us that that until we get tired of living from the negativity we’ve accepted in our lives we will push away any new possibilities. But just starting to doubt this “certainty” is the first step out of the prison of […]

Justification is Blindness

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What is the denial of anything, of any moment in life but an unseen agreement to live in servitude to one’s lower self. This, and all degrees of unconscious resistance, represents a blind and immediate obedience to the parts of […]

Getting Past Self-Justification

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Question: When I look at myself, it seems that my most prevalent emotion is anger. It’s always there. I frequently find myself caught up in what you call “mental movies,” remembering all the cruelty and unfairness that seem to justify […]

Stop Justifying Negative States

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We rarely see how, or when we act against ourselves – or others – because of how instantly, easily we agree to identify with a legion of sleep-inducing thoughts and feelings that appear to serve one purpose: to justify a […]

Realize the Perfect Sense of Safety

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There’s only one way to realize the perfect sense of safety and unshakable contentment that comes with quietly knowing you’re first on God’s “list” . . . And that’s to remember, at all times, your wish (and the work) it […]

(Audio) Find Safety and Security in Love’s Unfailing Order

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In this brief audio clip, bestselling author Guy Finley says that we experience unnecessary pain in this life because we value the wrong things.

Remember the Silent Force

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Question: Where do we look for the power we need to be happy and safe? Answer: Look for this power not in a person, place, possession, idea, or belief, but through the new understanding that your higher, permanent nature needs […]

Put the Truth First

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Always remember when you work with powerful truthful ideas such as we study here that there are many temporarily unknown parts of yourself that may try to mislead you. They know that your growing true spiritual insight will lead you […]

Your Safety and Secret Strength

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Of this you may be assured: There is a struggle for your Heart between powers in places High and low. Your safety and secret strength in this contest is that neither kingdom can claim this coveted Gift (of yours) without […]

The Power to Change

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The power to change our past only becomes a possibility for us as we awaken to find ourselves no longer able to make any excuses for what we have been, or for being what we are in the present moment… […]

(Video) The Reconciliation Between Self-Condemnation and Excuse

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Guy Finley reveals that we never suspect that the part within that wants to condemn us is the same as that which excuses what we did. Observe these two sides together and a powerful third force is awakened. This awareness […]

Stop Making Excuses and Start Being Free

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The only thing the excuses we make for ourselves actually do is to increase our dependency on them.

A Friendly Fact About Ending Unhappiness

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The longer we go on making excuses for the way we are, the shorter grows the amount of time between the events that compel us to devise them.

Free Yourself From Self-Defeat

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Welcome the five points that follow as friends along the way to a life free of self-defeat, for that is exactly what they are. 1. The more light we can put on those parts of us that tell us it’s […]

Discover the Fullness of Life

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Only by our deliberate interior work to realize a world within and yet beyond our self do we make this glad discovery. . .

(Audio) Change Your World by Changing Your Relationship With It

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how real change in our exterior world begins with being in right relationship with what appears in our interior world. Nothing changes on this Earth that doesn’t have its beginning in Heaven.

The Promise of True Parenting

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We can teach others only by what we are. . .

(Video) Children Learn From What They See

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Guy Finley explains that because children mainly learn from visual cues and emotional emanations, the best, most effective way to teach a child is by being a living example of the understanding you wish to impart.

Nourishing Children by Example

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Question: Should I help my children learn to have a quiet time (learn to watch their thoughts and be silent)? The four-year old is a little young; the seven-year old doesn’t want to do it. Should I just leave them […]

Actualizing a Parent’s Wish

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Question: I am 20 weeks pregnant. I’ve already felt the strong precious being inside of me. Especially when I am praying I feel the Spirit in my child. What words of direction can you give to me about being a […]

Parent and Child Learning Together

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Question: I understand the nature of fear and how it feeds on itself, but I would like to know more about the right words and actions to be used when dealing with my child’s fear of the dark. I know […]

The Promise of Free Will

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Only as each of us awakens to our actual condition in life, dominated as we are to one degree or another by a discontented self, can we ever hope to use our free will to give up our willfully discontented […]

(Audio) The Fulfillment of Free Will

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In this short audio clip, Guy Finley talks about some of the characteristics of free will — the capacity to choose what we love — and the higher kind of responsibility that comes with that gift.

Put Your Hand in the Hand that Lifts You

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Whether you see it or not, this world is in the hands of the hand that is coming from beneath the earth. Just think of all the acts of will that are occurring as they never have occurred before on […]

The Measure of Real Inner Worth

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We are tested not by Spiritual Light but in spiritual darkness . . . for what test is made amongst things revealed? . . . Our real inner worth is measured by what we turn to in moments concealed.

You Always Have a Choice

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There is a will that operates twenty-four hours a day that is for you, and a will that operates twenty-four hours a day that is against you. You’re familiar with the will that works against you. It’s that will that […]

The Secret to Starting Over

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Real life never stops starting over, but before one can dwell in this this newness—and know its unencumbered freedom—one must let go of any and all attachments in the past that produce a painful sense of self. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) The Immeasurable Action of True Spiritual Sacrifice

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to let go of something without needing to know beforehand the outcome of that sacrifice.

Your Role in the Revelation of the Immortal Self

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Distinct moments come along the upper path when it feels as if a dam has burst in one’s heart; wild waters of unknown emotions race into and through the canyons and once-sealed chambers of consciousness, washing clean all that has […]

Be What Love Asks You to Be

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Your immortal Self is fearless because it lives for one reason only: to be the unflagging instrument—moment to moment—of whatever love asks it to be. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Divine Love Wants All of You

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There are three ways to get what one wants from life: industry, cunning, or love. Industry is good but at best conditional, for it is subject to the passage and ravages of time. The “crafty” inevitably trap themselves. Love, on […]

Reach For and Receive God’s Help

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Give yourself freely to what you are given to see, and you cannot fail to reach and realize the innermost source of yourself. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) Live From the Celestial Will That Won’t Ever Let You Down

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a spiritual paradox: that our level of freedom in this world is determined by how willing we are to be commanded by a “higher will” that is already perfect in its goodness […]

The Way Love Reaches Us

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The love we have for anything holy, beautiful, or true is present in our heart before we can think of any reason for the love that we feel. This means it isn’t us who find things to love, but rather […]

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Conclusion)

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. . . No one finds the true upper way without true guidance. And yet, on the other hand, seemingly in direct opposition to all we have learned so far, there is this beautiful fact of life . . . Within […]

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Part 1)

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Great uncertainty surrounds the whole idea of self-realization. When it comes to the possibility of being in conscious relationship with what is divine—of discovering your immortal Self—what everyone wants to know is “how?” From that point it seems the confusion […]

Realize Your Higher Possibilities

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    We are never closer to realizing the next level of our own higher possibilities than when, by the light of a new awareness, we see some old darkness within us and then agree that we can no longer […]

(Audio) The Perfection of Persistence

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In this brief audio clip, Guy Finley talks about how the perfection of any quality within ourselves must always begin with what we are in the present moment.

Reaching Heaven’s Shore

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Just as a ship lost at sea must make a course correction if it hopes to reach a safe harbor, so must the aspirant be willing to be corrected by life for there to be any hope of sighting heaven’s […]

The Highest Form of Self-Fulfillment

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The highest and only lasting form of self-fulfillment is found through the completion of the moment itself and not in whatever one might try to extract and then capitalize on out of its appearance. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Perfection Can’t Be Possessed

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Like a flower that emerges from rocky soil only on a fully moonlit night, truth appears—and its fragrance enriches whomever waits nearby. Then suddenly, just as it appears on no appointed schedule, it disappears again; only silence marks the empty […]

Discover All You Are Yet To Be

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Once living within the limits of what is known is also realized as being the limitation of your spiritual possibilities, then there is no recourse other than to depart the safety of all that you have been in favor of […]

(Video) The Possibility of Perfect Freedom

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Guy Finley explains that as you strive for perfection you will reach, necessarily so, the point of limitation where the self that is striving can go no further. But that point needn’t be feared, because the fear that you feel […]

Take Time to Be Alone

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Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places without walls to wander and time by itself to see its own reflection. Give them this gift, and they will bring back to you the freedom they find, filled to […]

The Sorrow of Self-Centeredness

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The sorrow and emptiness of any self-centered existence springs from ignorance of the immortal Self; it is to live from a compulsive and fearful nature that can never quite satisfy its hunger for more, regardless the cost to all who […]

Stop Trying to Make Something from Nothing

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If you serve only yourself, you serve nothing. If you cling only to yourself, you hold nothing. If you hunger for the approval of others, you starve for nothing. If you wish to please only yourself, you please nothing. If […]

The Secret to Success in Life

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Remember that your one true responsibility in life—the one action that will always see to your success in life—is to always be as awake and receptive to the present moment as you can be. If we refuse to see what […]

(Audio) The True Nature of Greatness

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Guy Finley talks about how true greatness does not need to be acknowledged as being great. It has nothing whatsoever to do with receiving the approval of others, nor of comparing ourselves to others in any way. In fact, greatness […]

Honesty Heals

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Honesty heals; lies hurt. In these four words live all one needs to know and practice—that is, assuming one wishes to be whole, harmless, loving, and true. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Honesty Is the Best Policy

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If there is one essential characteristic or element most needed to ensure the success of those who seek the immortal Self, it is self-honesty. Without true integrity—from the inside out—it is impossible for the aspirant to come into a conscious, […]

The Secret of Being Successful in All Worlds

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A reporter who had a deep and personal interest in higher spiritual matters heard of a certain teacher of truth who was held in high repute. But what caught the reporter’s attention more than anything else was that this modern-day […]

The Truth About the Past

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So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]

(Video) Awaken the Part of You That Fears No Pain

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Guy Finley explains that the question in every spiritual aspirant’s mind is, “When will I be free?” To know the answer, first you must awaken entirely to what it is that enslaves you.

The Power to Change Your Past (Conclusion)

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Who you really are—your immortal Self—doesn’t live in the past, and therefore cannot be punished by anything that happened there. If anything, the repeated pain of reliving whatever the problems may have been should show us that we’ve arrived in […]

The Power to Change Your Past (Part 1)

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So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]

Stop Reliving the Past

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You cannot do the work of starting life over and be busy reliving your past at the same time. Being new is a deliberate choice: it is an act of alignment that places you in conscious contact with a living […]

The Portal to the Divinity Within

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No one can say no to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone. The unseen cost of this baseless fear is not just ending up in the company of cowards but that one may lose the possibility […]

(Video) Be on the Winning Side of the Fight of Your Life

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Guy explains that when you wrestle with the world to try to get the things you think will make you happy, you are fighting the wrong battle. When you finally understand that happiness can’t be won from this world, you […]

The Path of Quiet Selflessness

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Billions give their lives away for a moment’s pleasure or the promise of approval. They sacrifice their happiness in the hope that by acquiring power they can make their world a prettier place in the face of all the ugliness […]

Wake Up and Walk Out of the Bankrupt World

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If common social convention—with all its contrivance and hypocrisy—has one redeeming value, it is this: the happy day may come when we realize that too much of our time has been spent conversing with cleverly disguised thieves, listening to and […]

The Empty Treasure

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To weigh the value of what this world can reward us with, we need only remove the scales from our eyes, for were we willing to measure how many times we have fallen victim to a world that promises us […]

It’s Never Too Late

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Whether to persist and aspire to the Higher or drop into some dark despair, that is the question; and which of these two seeds flowers all depends on which one you choose to nourish and grow . . .

(Video) Quitters Never Progress

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Guy Finley explains that within us exists both an affirming force that drives our wish to connect with the world above us, as well as a denying force that wants to keep us rooted in the desires of this world. […]

Persistence Always Prevails

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If you’ll persist with your sincere wish for higher learning, you can’t help but succeed. Persistence always prevails because part of its power is to hold you in place until either the world lines up with your wish or you […]

The Three Stages of Self-Realization

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The pitfalls along the upper path leading to the realization of the immortal Self are well marked by the aspiring souls who have gone before us. Their legacy of spiritual insights and revelations serves as signposts along the way for […]

Persistence is the Key

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Once we realize that what makes any moment seem impassable is nothing other than our own resistance to what it asks of us, nothing remains impossible. Everything eventually yields to the one who persists. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

The Answer to Any Disturbance

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Nothing infuriates evil as much as being seen for what it is . . .

(Video) Reclaim the Gift of Recognizing the Difference Between Good and Evil

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Guy Finley explains that we have lost our innate ability to discern what’s good from what’s evil, and instead make peace with anything that promises to reconcile a disturbance within us. But you can’t have your own life when something […]

Find Lasting Freedom in Spiritual Stillness, Part 2

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There is nothing to do, only something to see . . . Blind reactions based on an incomplete understanding of your circumstances always sow the seeds of yet other unwanted moments yet to come. Everything you “do” in this manner […]

Find Lasting Freedom in Spiritual Stillness, Part 1

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On this one point all saints, sages, and illumined beings agree: there is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the divinity within. The first step in learning to be still isn’t really an action […]

The Power to Solve Any Problem Before It Begins

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Your true self is a creative silence, a ground of perfect stillness from which all disturbances appear and to which they return if left alone. The clearer this revelation becomes, the more confident you become that being still is the […]

Love’s Healing Touch

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We cannot separate the problems of this world—including the pain endured in agreeing to honor, respect, and support those we love—from the awakening of a patience and kindness that can be born in us no other way.

(Video) Four Words for Any Family Crisis

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Guy Finley reveals and explains the four words that will always aid you and those around you in any stressful family situation.

Helping Others to Start Healing

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The only way we begin to act as a true force of healing in the lives of others is when, at last, we cease to hurt ourselves.

Learn to Relax with Others by Releasing Yourself

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Here’s a simple but ultimately very self-liberating action to take if you wish to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety that you feel in the company of others, friends, or family: Choose to be more interested in quietly discovering […]

Discover Your Unseen Attachment to Heartache

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When it comes to healing mental or emotional pain, the first step to freeing oneself is in seeing the following facts: resistance to anything (including psychological pain) is a secret form of fascination with it, and to be fascinated with […]

The Secret Invitation in Negative States

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Learn to see and to use the presence of any psychological pain as an invitation to reprioritize your present values. . .

(Video) Judgment Day is Not in a Time to Come

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Guy explains that every time we are identified with a negative state that is judgment day. We are judged, but not in a punishing sense. We are actually invited to see where we have acted from an imbalanced state.

Authority Over Whatever Punishes You

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Whatever we try to go around in ourselves guarantees it will come around again, which is why the things we fear in life and about ourselves always tend to reappear. Here’s the law that governs this relationship: whatever we resist […]

Start Giving Yourself What You Really Want

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It’s a little-known secret that our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment. We may deny this unsettling truth, but when it comes to what we are […]

Remember Your Eternal Right to Be Free

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The main reason we suffer or feel bad about ourselves or our current circumstances isn’t because conditions in our lives have the power to punish us—because they don’t. We suffer only from spiritual amnesia. We’ve forgotten that God, the Divine […]

Unmask the Source of Pain

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There is a direct and proportionate relationship between the degree of inconsolable pain that we have and a deep-seated misunderstanding of our real purpose for being alive. . .   www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Video) Learn to Embrace Disgrace: The Path of Negation

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Guy Finley explains the revelation of our true self is the natural outcome of a constant pruning away of the illusions we have about our own character.

Let the Light Reveal Your Weakness

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When our attention is drawn to how much we don’t want to be what we are in any given moment, we can’t see ourselves as we actually are! This means that all forms of resistance-born reactions are blinding agents; they […]

It’s Impossible to Hide and See at the Same Time

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The real reason that we believe in any public performance—be it that of some well-known star or our own friends and loved ones—is that we are all, to one extent or another, actors on a stage. It’s not too far […]

See How Dying Leads to Life

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Our need to change—to be made new—is constant; however, so is our resistance to change. The former is inseparable from the freedom it heralds, while the latter ensures the continuation of patterns that imprison the soul. Choose the latter and […]

Journey to the Immortal Self

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The great journey leading to the immortal Self does not begin with fact but in faith untested. It is the journey of faith alone that reveals the fact of the Divine, much as a flower proves the unseen seed from […]

The Winds of Faith

posted by Guy Finley

When the soul cries out to spirit to carry her to a new world beyond the boundaries of this earthly domain, she is calling for the winds of faith to sweep down, fill her tattered and empty sails, and take […]

The Promise of an Immortal Self

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Within each of us already lives a higher order of being, an immortal spirit that neither time nor circumstance can cause to end. *** Seated at the center of each of us lies buried a kind of celestial seed, buried […]

Witness Your Own Rebirth

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In times of great upheaval, if you will only agree to let go and die to yourself, it won’t be you who passes. So that not only will you bear witness to the sacrifice of yourself, but you will also […]

The Spiritual Secret of Secrets

posted by Guy Finley

Rebirth is made possible because something dies to ensure it. In this eternal law of life hides a new understanding, a great key that many have sought but only few have ever found. As we are about to see, it […]

Realize the Power to Change

posted by Guy Finley

Since the nature of real life is genesis itself—the ceaseless rebirth of “what has been” giving way to “what is and will be”—this alone tells you that you have the power to change.   www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) Guy Finley Interview on The Dr. Pat Show

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Listen to this short excerpt from Guy Finley’s interview with Dr. Pat Baccili as they discuss his newest book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self. Discover how all events in your life are meant to reveal your connection to what […]

Let Go and Awaken to a Whole New You

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In order to nurture our own awakening, we must first see the need to let go of those parts of us that we sense no longer serve us. This new kind of self-awareness is the interior “seed state” needed to […]

Cultivate and Nourish Your Spiritual Potential

posted by Guy Finley

One of the gifts of being human is that our individual potential far exceeds the boundaries of our (animal) body, which, like all natural creations, must serve the general laws it’s been created to obey. We have the possibility of […]

Choose to Be New

posted by Guy Finley

Just as winter yields to the onset of spring, as surely does the moon submit to the sun, so too are we created to give ourselves to that Greater Life that alone can make us evergreen and fill us with […]

The Revelation that Heals

posted by Guy Finley

The pain in any unwanted revelation about our present level of self is being created by an unseen part of that same low level of self now being revealed…

(Video) Find the Freedom to Explore the Truth of Your Self

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Guy Finley explains that the nature that pursues a pleasure in order to be rid of a pain exploits the soul for its own end. When you finally start to see that your usual solutions to your pain don’t work, […]

Look Into the Invisible Mirror of the Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

Everything points to the existence of a timeless interior Presence that doesn’t just precede the relationships we are drawn to in our lives but actually serves to arrange them, including whatever life lessons we take from these encounters. Calling on […]

The Journey to Immortality

posted by Guy Finley

In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; and yet, as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into […]

The Greatest Reward

posted by Guy Finley

There is no reward on earth, or even amongst the stars, equal to the realization of the divinity within you. Those who have awakened and attained this pearl of great value understand—with no sense of pride for their knowledge—that the […]

What Matters Most

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Our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment . . .       From Guy Finley’s new book and Amazon #1 bestseller, The Secret of Your […]

(Video) The Secret of Your Immortal Self

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The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! It’s your turn to be one of the very few men and women — perhaps 1 in 100,000 — who have found the greatest treasure on earth. Announcing the worldwide release of […]

Grow Into the Greatness Within You

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No oak became mighty in a moment, No mountain towered overnight; True greatness is grown in the soul By long exposure to God’s light.

Learn Where to Look for the Extraordinary Life (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

The way our present nature looks at life around us — as well as everything appearing to move within it — is through our five senses. This means that as we are, the sum of our relationship with the world […]

Learn Where to Look for the Extraordinary Life (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

I can think of no greater encouragement in this life than the self-evident truth that within each of us dwells something Extraordinary. By “Extraordinary” I don’t mean any one condition or sensation born of a particularly exciting experience or even […]

A True Relationship With the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

The reason most people never come to know a true relationship with the divine is because this perfect union is born in the consciousness of their helplessness, nourished by their poverty and matured in their humility.

(Video) Only Love Can Carry You to Heaven’s Shore

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Guy Finley explains that there is a wave of love that alone has the capacity to wash away everything that causes you to be sad and angry. But you must ride it, be in its waters, and allow it to […]

Stop Perpetuating Your Pain

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you experience any kind of pain, you can do something that will turn it into a new and different experience. Each time you catch a pain, admit that you don’t understand it. You thought you did. You […]

When God Gives the Tough Tests

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have been a Christian almost all my life. A few years ago I had to have open-heart surgery, which caused a stroke, messing up my ability to do my job. I ended up losing a job that I […]

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 […]

Find New Happiness in Self-Wholeness

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can know a happiness beyond the reach of conflict or sorrow, we must ourselves be whole; for any happiness apart from self-wholeness is only half a happiness and must, in time, prove itself so.

(Video) See the Whole of Yourself and Become a True Master

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Guy explains that in order for the spirit to make its home in a human being, it must enter into all their parts to reveal, heal, and unite them. If only one part of you is involved, the rest is […]

Take the First Step to Wholeness

posted by Guy Finley

We go through our lives in a continual dance of being filled with something that needs an answer, and then going out and finding that answer… only to find out that our answer wasn’t quite the answer. Then, as we […]

The Clarity of Wholeness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I know I have a confused and divided mind, so how can I get it into self-wholeness? Answer: Just as an electric fan cannot sort papers on a desk, giving them order, neither can the whirling mind produce Peace. […]

The Secret of Wholeness

posted by Guy Finley

It is in the acceptance of life as it is — as it is given to us in each moment — that we find the wholeness, the holiness that is the one true center of this storm called “life.”

Give Yourself the Lift You Need!

posted by Guy Finley

The main reason we must always remember to hold our chin up whenever negative thoughts try to drag us down is because whichever direction we choose first in that moment is what the rest of us will follow…

(Video) Learn to Use a Negative Coworker for Your Spiritual Growth

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Guy Finley tells a fun and insightful story about an “achy lake” that was disturbed by the nuts that the squirrels kept dropping into it, to illustrate that you can use all of the disruptive people in your life to […]

Ridicule in the Workplace

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have struggled for the past couple years with co-workers. Many of them seem intent on making me feel bad by making degrading comments about me. I have felt targeted for ridicule, and as a result don’t have much confidence […]

Rise Above the Negativity of Others

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Question: Without reverting to their lower level, how do you get people to stop making their hurtful, cut-down remarks? Answer: One of the reasons people pounce on or attack us the way they do, is that they are feeding off […]

Dealing with the Darkness We Get From Others

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Question: In my job I must deal daily with several emotionally dark coworkers. What can I do to handle this situation better, besides getting another job? Answer: I know that it is difficult to be surrounded by toxic people; however, […]

Add Love to Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Whatever we consent to embrace in life — including unwanted events that may cause us to suffer — adds to our lives a measure of love.

(Video) Love Always Prevails

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Guy Finley explains that when you give your love to what you know is right and true, you begin to develop a relationship with that which seeded that love in you in the first place. The more you learn to […]

Love Will Give You Everything You Need

posted by Guy Finley

Question: So if a person feels “I have no love in my life,” if that person would even have a sincere wish to know love, would that be the beginning of true love? Answer: You can build a fire in […]

Being United With Love

posted by Guy Finley

You know what the most outstanding feature of a human being is? Whatever he or she wants to be in relationship with, they can be united to. It is the greatest gift. No other creature has this. Even the angels […]

Love is Always Waiting

posted by Guy Finley

Question: People believe that they have to have certain conditions in their lives in order to have love. I have to have a person in my life. I have to have everything just right. But what you teach is that […]

The Essential Goodness of Balance

posted by Guy Finley

In this world of opposites not everything that we go through can feel good; but to see the necessity of naturally conflicting states — and how they are balanced in all things — is to realize the existence of an […]

(Video) How to Find True Balance in Life

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Guy Finley explains that the grand movement of life itself is a ceaseless rebalancing. But because the native state of every living organism is inertia, when life produces the conditions it needs to make itself complete and whole we find […]

Let Truth Balance You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Is it easier to grow spiritually if one is naturally “emotional,” that is having easier access to one’s feelings? Answer: We are each according to type “centered” in certain centers in us. Some are more emotional, some are more […]

Real Change Begins with Honest Self-Investigation

posted by Guy Finley

Nothing seems harder to accept than the fact that we are responsible for so much of what proves to be unnecessary suffering. But we must challenge this involuntary, often intractable refusal to consider such ideas. The truth is that we […]

True Balance Through Self-Knowledge

posted by Guy Finley

We are not made by that Great Intelligence that balances whole star systems, to suffer from the conflict that arises from an unbal­anced understanding of our own essential nature! This is why if we ever wish to gain conscious control […]

Helping Others Realize Their Spiritual Potential

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Our true responsibility as caregivers is to lead by example… by living up to our own spiritual potential.  

(Video) Do Autistic Children Have Spiritual Potential?

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Guy Finley responds to a question about the spiritual potential of autistic children, and reveals that the true responsibility of a caregiver is to first live up to their own potential.

Sharing Your Spiritual Work with Your Children

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Any thoughts on what is a good way to share my spiritual work with my kids? Answer: Be as consciously kind as you can be, which means to not express (but watch instead) your negative states. Be as encouraging […]

Remaining Conscious Around Others

posted by Guy Finley

Question: The more I think I know about true spirituality, the more I become easily aggravated by the behavior of others when I hear them make an obviously false (spiritually) statement, or I observe their inconsistent behavior. I sense that […]

Caregiving Aging Parents

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My father has had cancer for about two years. Neither of us talk about dying. When a nurse asked him about dying, he said he was afraid he wouldn’t go to heaven. I would like to help in some […]

The Breeding Ground of Self-Defeat

posted by Guy Finley

Stress, anxiety, and tension are the dark jewels adorning a thorny crown we must wear whenever we try to live more than one moment at a time…  

(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.

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.

The Way Out of Habitual Dark States

posted by Guy Finley

Your awareness of troubled thoughts and feelings roaming through you is the power that keeps their harmful and self-limiting influences from having control over you. Their aim is to get you to define yourself by identifying with their dark and […]

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 […]

The Peace of Presence

posted by Guy Finley

To live in Presence is the path to peace…

(Audio) Perfect Every Moment With This Single Purpose

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Guy talks about the importance of being present to ourselves at all times, especially as the unattended mind creates false purposes for itself which can only lead to pain.

Remember What You Love

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have been doing great at ridding myself of false purpose, but can’t yet seem to find my real purpose. The careers I might be interested in are all out of my reach. Any comment? Answer: Be patient and […]

Freedom is an Inside Job

posted by Guy Finley

It’s impossible to separate a false purpose in life from the pain that it produces.

Global Change Begins Within

posted by Guy Finley

In one way, it’s hard to say what has happened to the health of our world and the people upon it, not that suitable terms don’t exist. The problem is that whatever picture one paints with words, it points only […]

A Little Light to Help Brighten Your Wishes

posted by Guy Finley

The habitual assumption that life’s answer to our request to realize a New Life is going to be “No,” effectively ensures that our wish will not be granted! Any part of our being that unhappily assumes something negative will happen […]

(Audio) 3 Words and One Action That Guarantee Spiritual Freedom

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Guy Finley explains that a true spiritual aspirant is someone who works to “make it real” because he or she has seen the futility of deflecting life through pretense and imagination.

Start Actualizing Change

posted by Guy Finley

Here for your consideration is a very common but false belief about what one must do or be in order to transcend the limitations in his or her life. Study this closely. See how its unquestioned, socially accepted convention serves […]

Any Limitation Can Be Transcended

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us at least sense that whenever we fall into despair, lose our temper, or relive some past painful regret, we have lost possession of ourselves. To some extent we know that negative states limit our freedom because, in […]

Never Again Consent to Inner Captivity

posted by Guy Finley

Life is always new, which means there is no such thing as an “old” problem. The only thing aged in us, with regards to what continues to make us ache, is our worn out ideas about how to overcome our […]

Let the Light Perfect Your Understanding

posted by Guy Finley

We are not created to spend our lives in fearful preparation over what may come — but rather to use whatever comes our way, each moment, to help us perfect our understanding that God is good…

(Audio) Invite the Light to Liberate Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley describes what it takes to let go and let a higher intelligence reconcile the sense of dissatisfaction we feel in our lives.

Invite the Light that Shatters Self-Limitation (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

As life pours itself out in the stream of passing time, and we run into challenges seemingly greater than our ability to answer — each of these encounters “asks” this question of us: “Are you willing to change (who you […]

Invite the Light that Shatters Self-Limitation (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

In those moments when we meet a challenge that stands in our way, we are not meeting some immovable, transient object. In reality, we are meeting nothing more than our own present understanding of that event. Wherever we are — […]

The Crucial Work of Inviting the Light

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Question: When quieting my mind, there is sometimes a feeling of peace and clarity in the present moment, but often there is this gloomy, dark feeling of emptiness, together with a sense of fear about the future making me feel […]

The Light of the World

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Anywhere light shines, darkness submits…

(Audio) Keeping Bright the Light of Life

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In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how we cannot fail if we will persevere through our darkest moments, because the light never fails to illuminate what presently hides in the dark.

Put Yourself in the Right Place, at the Right Time, Doing the Right Thing

posted by Guy Finley

We have an essential need to be at peace. Part of that essential need to be at peace is to know that we are in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing, and to know it […]

Detect and Reject Despair

posted by Guy Finley

The secret purpose of that self-loathing nature in us – that wants us to suffer today for what we could not do yesterday – is not there to help us make straight our mistakes, but rather to ensure that we […]

Give Yourself to the Living Light

posted by Guy Finley

We must no longer agree to do the dark will that wants us to be its person. We must want, and put first, the will of what is Light and right for ourselves and everyone else around us. This means […]

The Secret of Harmonious Living

posted by Guy Finley

Were it not for our mysterious capacity to perfectly reflect moments of beauty – to be one with it in heart, mind, and soul – there would be no beauty or harmony to behold…

(Audio) Share in the Life Unending

posted by Guy Finley

In this special short talk featuring music performed live at Life of Learning Foundation in Southern Oregon, Guy Finley talks about the music and rhythm of life itself, and how we as human beings are meant to be sensitive instruments, responding […]

Learning to Discern

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What are the first steps in learning to discern the truth? Answer: One of the things that makes music good for us is our effortless relationship with its harmony and balance, with its rhythm and composition. We don’t have […]

Living in the Light of True Self

posted by Guy Finley

What we must learn to ask ourselves, not once or twice daily, but a hundred times and every time it strikes us to remember ourselves, is this question: Where is my attention right now, and what is my experience of […]

The Music of the Mind

posted by Guy Finley

The music of the mind — its harmony, or not, is expressed by the order of its thoughts through which it is instrumented. Confusion is dissonance; clarity is flow.

Freedom from the Bonds of Bitterness

posted by Guy Finley

Though we find no evidence of anything noble in someone who has betrayed us, neither is there anything noble in our bitterness.

(Video) Find the One Love That Will Never Leave You

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Guy Finley explains that when you feel betrayed by God, the actual betrayal is that your own mind would lead you to believe that God deserts those who love him.

The Secret of Letting Go of Dead-End Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

We all know exactly what it is like to be certain we have let go of something sorrowful or worrisome, only to find ourselves in a similar sad situation moments later. Merely wanting to let go of an unhappy circumstance […]

Trust and Betrayal

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Someone I love has hurt me deeply, betrayed my trust, and now I don’t know how I should feel about this person. Should I forgive and forget, or try to find another who won’t be the same way? Seems […]

Turn to Learning

posted by Guy Finley

Our present mind knows of only two possible ways to turn when faced with a personal crisis. But neither of the directions it knows to look in ever resolve anything. Whenever painful events happen, they tend to fall on only […]

The Sure Path to Self-Realization

posted by Guy Finley

There is no greater, more reliable teacher of true self-knowledge than intentional patience and, when married to a willingness to observe oneself through the stillness and sacrifice that such patience demands, there exists no swifter, more sure path to self-realization…

(Video) See Through the False Bliss Called Self-Ignorance

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Guy Finley explains that you live in an entire galaxy of forces which ceaselessly act upon you, and it’s only your awareness of these energies that allows you to use them for your benefit rather than be unconsciously dominated by […]

Enter The Narrow Gate

posted by Guy Finley

You may not see it unfolding, but here’s what happens the moment you take your eye off of seeing the whole of yourself: Some unseen part of yourself takes one step closer to falling into the pit of some pain […]

See Yourself in a Whole New Way

posted by Guy Finley

The new inner vision that comes from self-observation is what provides you with true self-knowledge. To see yourself in this new way means that at the same moment of being aware of your physical self, you are also watching what […]

Allow Your Higher Nature to Prevail

posted by Guy Finley

When we can observe ourselves by being awake to our thoughts and feelings, we allow our natural higher intelligence, our higher nature, to prevail over the unnatural thoughts and feelings of our self-defeating lower nature. Self-observation allows you to understand […]

The True Measure of Wealth

posted by Guy Finley

The true measure of our wealth is not counted by what we do with the riches we may have, but rather is determined by the character of what fills our heart when what we have is taken away…

(Audio) Solve the Mystery of Yourself

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Guy Finley explains that as we awaken spiritually, we will gradually discover the truth about our authentic poverty, and in the process learn what it means to be grateful for everything we are given.

How to Stop Sowing the Seeds of Sorrow

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I’ve noticed that the more I hear people complain about their unwanted circumstances in life, the less likely they are to do anything to change them. It makes me wonder if I’m just as ungrateful and unwilling! Answer: You […]

The Beginning of Real Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life… a gift one can only receive once he […]

A Life of Servitude or Gratitude: The Choice is Yours!

posted by Guy Finley

This life of ours can either be one of endless servitude or endless gratitude, and we must choose which it is to be. To choose to live a life of endless servitude to a master that promises pleasures but delivers […]

Love in Action

posted by Guy Finley

Real love wants nothing outside of itself…

(Video) Real Love Does Not Enable

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains what real love is and what it isn’t, and notes that it is impossible for you to genuinely love another person if you cannot first be completely content and comfortable with being alone.

Stop Enabling and Take Possession of Your Self

posted by Guy Finley

The person who enables another human being believes the only choice they have is to somehow keep that person in line, save that person from themselves — not for the good of the other human being but because the enabler, […]

Drop the Weight of False Responsibilities

posted by Guy Finley

A lot of what goes wrong on this planet is born of people who feel the weight of false responsibilities. Enabling another human being is a form of a false responsibility. Anyone who lives with someone who abuses them enables […]

Break the Bad Habit of Bargaining for Love

posted by Guy Finley

We never enable someone else without having first disabled our own Higher Nature that knows better than to bargain for friendship, love — or to just feel “needed” in some way…

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