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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 […]

The only higher facts that can transform our lives are those that have been made our own through firsthand experience. Until a child learns to walk for himself, he cannot move from place to place on his own, regardless of […]

Part of the development of character in a human being — which can only be nourished by humility — is a growing recognition of how totally and undeniably they have missed the mark. There is only one way that a […]

Judging yourself, or others… seems to prove the presence of an innocent “you” — someone superior to the inferior character now being condemned. But reproving yourself, or others… is actually the avoidance of seeing yourself as you are in that […]

Awakening to Real Life occurs in direct proportion to waking up from our own sleeping nature — a fact which brings us face to face with some of life’s oldest and greatest spiritual mysteries. The myth of the phoenix, the […]