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We need never accept the presence of anything in us that wants us to ache over who we are — or are not — for it is given to us to outgrow ourselves anytime that we awaken enough to see […]

Until we learn how to look upon adversity in life as being our secret benefactor, then all that we identify with — as good fortune — must, in time, assume the role of being our antagonist; for nothing in this […]

The simple reason why we are always the last one to see the truth about ourselves is because we are always the first one to look away.

1. I believe the more I comfort and fill myself with thoughts of a “brighter tomorrow,” the better off I am, but I can see… all discontentment belongs to an inconsolable level of self that doesn’t exist without seeking something […]

The first step, and in some ways the most difficult along the upper Way, is the separation of the false from what is real; imagine what happens when someone you think is your friend is suddenly seen as always having […]

Every year Life of Learning Foundation’s “Talks in the Pines” summer retreat proves to be an unforgettable event for all those who attend, but this year promises to be extra special. In-person attendance is highly recommended as Guy Finley intends […]

Dare to see and experience yourself as you are without giving names to what presents itself before your watchful inner eyes. Allow the meaning of whatever states you see coming up in you to reveal their actual make-up to you, […]

Better to pursue the promise of Truth for one’s whole life, than to catch a lie and learn to live with it. *** Not only is beauty in the eye of the beholder, but so also is ugliness; and this […]

Allow me to ask you: What do you see when you look out on the world you’ve made?  Can you see that there is beauty, that there is such a thing as unconditional love, as true compassion? You see that […]

Looking closely at ourselves, an honest self-appraisal reveals that no one strong, authoritative voice is giving us direction. Instead, many disparate voices vie for power. The cause of the resulting confusion and unhappiness lies in all those self-centered, touchy parts […]