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When expectations get dashed, we don’t see new possibilities unfolding; all we see is the way things should have gone. We don’t see what is with all of its positive possibilities; instead we see only the negative . . . […]

It is never the unwanted condition itself that has us stuck, but that we are unknowingly hung up in habitual thoughts and feelings about our situation.

Question: When things don’t work out in my life — when I lose someone or something — I am plagued by thoughts over what could have/should have been. How do I pull myself out of this obsessive thinking about what I […]

The longer any illusion is taken to be real, the less illusory it seems to be . . .

The main reason we must always remember to hold our chin up whenever negative thoughts try to drag us down is that whichever direction we choose first in that moment is what the rest of us will follow.

Any human being who has to hold himself together is someone who is ready to fall apart. Trying to hold yourself together is a terrible way to go through life. Our task is to prove this to ourselves. The fears […]

In order to have a sunny life on a moment-to-moment basis, you must be willing to let something new happen to you. No one sincerely asks for a new life until they are thoroughly dissatisfied with the old one. Letting […]

In this 2 minute talk, Guy Finley acknowledges that everyone has baggage, but the beauty of the truth is that it will never stop trying to help you see that it’s what you don’t yet know about yourself that causes […]

Question: When caught in an anxious state, it seems that the more I try to be awake and aware, the “tighter the grip.” I know I’m resisting yet somehow embracing the state. Something’s refusing to “get it.” Help! Answer: We […]

One of the things that makes letting go seem so difficult is the way in which our sleeping mind looks at life: it sees cause and effect as being separate operations. This means our usual action toward anything that troubles […]