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Whoever doesn’t know himself unwillingly suffers for the sake of ignorance. Whoever works to know himself agrees to suffer for the sake of wisdom. Whoever becomes wise slays the suffering born of ignorance. And whoever transcends the suffering born of […]

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about three essential elements that have always been found within any true spiritual practice: working on oneself, working with others, and working in the service of the world.

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We need never fear any quality or character that we see in ourselves. This isn’t to say that such fears won’t appear—they will, and they must as a result of our work to set ourselves free. After all, to walk […]

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Guy Finley clarifies that working to meet challenging moments “impersonally” does not mean to pretend you’re not bothered by what comes up inside of you, but to receive the impressions from the unwanted event fully so that it can be […]

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Even though we often speak of it being the “higher life,” the authentic spiritual journey is not so much about a direction in life as it is about an expansion of it. Whenever you have an expansive moment of understanding, […]

The more awake we can be, the more mindful of the whole of ourselves we are before we start moving toward any aim in life,  the less likely we are to find ourselves feeling stressed, angry, or fearful over where we end […]

One indication of making real effort, based on a true spiritual intention, is that even when we fail (with it), whatever regret we may have over our revealed weakness is tempered by an equal measure of realizing how important it is that we […]

Yes, the path that leads to revelation is more difficult, but only in the beginning. Following its way, we are asked to look for the source of our suffering within us instead of what our suffering points to outside of […]

We are wrongly led to believe that life makes us into the kind of person we are. In truth, it’s our level of self-understanding that makes life what it is for us! This is why nothing can really change for […]