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If you have an enemy of any kind, if you shelter recurring resentful thoughts or feelings — however wise your well-considered reason may be — so that you surrender yourself to the embrace of a suffering induced by your own […]

If we see how much of our unhappiness is self-created, through being inattentive to our own interior life, then accordingly, we can learn to re-direct our attention, placing it where we will within what is right and bright. But, there […]

The next time you feel yourself starting to become frustrated, angry or scared, do your best to confirm this vital insight: Negative emotions cannot exist without having something to blame for their punishing presence. The clearer for yourself you can […]

Listen in to an enlightening and entertaining spiritual story about a young woman who gets carried away with “dance partners” (thoughts and feelings) that don’t have her best interests at heart. After being “mugged” three times, she tells one more […]

When we lend our minds to considering any worry, regret, or problem, we have unknowingly agreed with that negative state and have “laid down with dogs.” Don’t go there! http://www.guyfinley.org/kit

Do you ever feel that you don’t have the spiritual strength to face the difficulties in your path through life? Here’s a small story meant to act as a reminder and an encouragement along the way: Rebecca had decided that […]

Question: I am feeling very depressed and overwhelmed by sadness and a sense of futility. I just turned 60, and due to a chronic illness I can hardly function physically. My money is not flowing and unless I get it […]

What we must learn to see — whenever we start racing around to resolve some problem that we can’t stop thinking about — is that the faster our mind wants us to run after the freedom it imagines eludes it, […]

Guy Finley explains that the mind talks to itself in order to keep itself endlessly occupied.

If there could be only one idea — a lamp whose light could show the aspirant of real life the way out of the prison of dark thoughts and punishing feelings — it would surely be this: your true self […]