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The greatest, most abundant resource on planet Earth is also its least understood and utilized. Its unlimited supply is found virtually everywhere, anytime, and under all circumstances, even though few recognize its real value. What is this most precious collective […]

When another human being falls short of our expectations and we realize that what we want is not going to happen, instead of our day being ruined, there is a way for us to elevate ourselves and the other person in […]

Whenever we get caught up in some pain—and start complaining or crying about it—we actually believe (albeit totally unconsciously) that what we are telling others and ourselves is based in reality itself. In these same moments our stated belief—that we […]

Question: Can you explain to me about forgiveness? Is forgiveness (and “making amends”) something that I (a recovering addict) need to address? It seems silly to think I need to drag up every person from my past that I did […]

True strength of character is not just calculated by how well we manage to carry some sizable load under challenging conditions, but is perhaps better measured by our ability to remain kind and light-spirited . . . even when we’re […]

Question: Do we develop character by working to eliminate bad habits, or is it only by creating good habits in the first place that character is built? Answer: Here is a short poem: “Thoughts turn to acts and habits are […]

Guy Finley explains that anyone who remains in an abusive relationship of any kind only does so because of their own weakness and inner agreement to be abused. As you work to separate yourself inwardly from the unconscious belief that […]

Guy Finley explains that the only way to genuinely help a loved one who is suffering is by first learning to bear the pain their suffering brings up within us.  

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

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.