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Letting Go with Guy Finley

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The Crucial Work of Inviting the Light

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Question: When quieting my mind, there is sometimes a feeling of peace and clarity in the present moment, but often there is this gloomy, dark feeling of emptiness, together with a sense of fear about the future making me feel […]

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How Goodness Grows Within

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The secret source of spiritual growth is found in silent receptivity…

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(Video) Meditation of the Timeless Kind

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Guy Finley explains that we meditate because we want to be in touch with a world within ourselves that isn’t subject to the vagaries and whims of the outer world or even our own thoughts and feelings. By establishing a […]

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What is Required for God to Help You?

posted by Guy Finley

Asking God to help you — without first doing the interior work of seeing and admitting the truth of yourself to yourself — is like sending someone else to church or temple for you to pray for your transfiguration.

(Audio) The Heart of Pure Prayer

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In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that true prayer is not intended to be something that we do in order to achieve or acquire something for ourselves so that we can feel “at peace.” Real prayer is connected to […]

The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

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The practice of ceaseless prayer only becomes sensible, and therefore possible, as you awaken to just how truly senseless is the tendency of the unattended mind.

(Video) Discover the True Source of a Silent Mind

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Guy Finley explains how even though aspirants have sought stillness for centuries, it can’t be brought about by will. True relationship with stillness begins with seeing, through self-observation, that it’s actually the willfulness of the mind that keeps us apart […]

The Great Exercise of Prayer

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The one great exercise of prayer is . . . To come wide awake And to place the center of myself Into the center of my will and . . . Having done so, take this gathering of attention And […]

The Right Request for Spiritual Rebirth

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When it comes to the possibility of spiritual rebirth, it isn’t that God does not will this for all of his earth-clad children. Quite the contrary: In this world of ours the goodness of God’s Will is always active through […]

A Lost Secret of Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

When you really begin to pray in earnest to awaken to His Life, God does not reward you with the increased strength you’re looking for but rather with increased insight into your own weaknesses… which eventually become the seed of […]

The Meaning of Salvation

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Question: What does it mean to be “saved” and how does one ask for it? Answer: Salvation is the old giving way to the New because we no longer want what we once were. In that quiet passing comes that […]

A Quiet Mind

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(Audio) The Power to Know Natural Peace

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Guy Finley talks about how we currently live from an agitated nature that searches for “peace” through its own frenzied activity. Our awareness of this fact is what seeds within us a new relationship with real peace. Click here to […]

Detect, Stop, and Drop Inner “Voices” (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

The next step is to continue expanding this relaxed and increased awareness of your body to include within it the awareness of your thoughts and feelings. In other words, bring into your enhanced physical awareness the further awareness of what […]

Detect, Stop, and Drop Inner “Voices” (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

The best time to practice going quiet — to detect and drop dark inner voices — is when the world around you is more or less already in a natural state of silence. So, early morning, upon arising, and just […]

Remembering the Presence of Love

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The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

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Waiting on God, the practice of ceaseless prayer, working at quiet mindfulness: none of these measures preclude being active in life; what is required of us is that our first action is stillness, followed by  the willingness to receive whatever […]

There is no better prayer than…

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Connectivity: The Missing Dimension

posted by Guy Finley

Life is a process of transference of beautiful solar, celestial, cosmic energies — a scale of being that rains down into us as individual creatures. In this transference of energy, whatever is touched by it is transformed in some way. […]

The Clarity of Silence

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Find Love in the Loving

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With all things I can serve Thee, In all things I can find Thee, Through all things I can know Thee, For all things I can love Thee.

To Know Yourself

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You must linger for a while in a place, or with a person before they will divulge their secrets to you. The same holds true when it comes to realizing the truth of your innermost self; there is nothing as […]

(Audio) The Gift of Meditation

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In this short talk, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself. Click here to listen to “The Gift of Meditation”

The Gift of Meditation (Part 3)

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If you wish to experience the wholeness of a meditative moment, just work as best you can to gain your attention. When you can bring your attention home and keep it focused within yourself, it acts as a kind of […]

The Gift of Meditation (Part 2)

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The day will come when you will understand that if you’re just present to your own body during meditation, you need do nothing more. The catch is that you must first realize that your previous efforts have just interfered with […]

The Gift of Meditation (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

When you go outside on a beautiful day, do you step into the sunlight and try to enjoy the warmth, or isn’t the enjoyment inherent in the experience? Similarly, when you see a falcon fly amongst the trees, land, shake […]

Stop Listening to the Voices that Say to Give Up

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have tried to sit and go quiet to practice self-observation, but my thoughts scream at me that I should give up this worthless, unproductive practice! Answer: Pay no attention to what your own thoughts and feelings are trying […]

The Coming of Peace

posted by Guy Finley

Part I: It is not silence that quiets the mind being tormented by its own runaway fragmented thinking, it is the love of silence that both heralds the coming of Peace and that stills the soul whom it wraps in […]

Coming into the Undivided Life

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If you know the content of your own heart . . . If you can be consciously aware of this condition . . . Then you not only know the secret contents Of the heart of everyone else you meet, […]

Wait for the Light

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When one knows what is wrong, But not what is right, He must stand there in the dark While he waits for the Light.

Invite the Light and Then Be Watchful

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When quieting my mind, there is sometimes a feeling of peace and clarity in the present moment, but often there is this gloomy, dark feeling of emptiness, together with a sense of fear about the future making me feel […]

A Prayer for Real Strength

posted by Guy Finley

When we start to see that there is very little that’s constant in us, very little to be counted on in times of crisis (inwardly or outwardly), the tendency is to fall back into some kind of self-loathing or blaming […]

The Power of a Silent Mind

posted by Guy Finley

The more we practice quietly stepping outside that rushing stream of thoughts about ourselves, the more we realize our True Self as being something altogether unthinkable; for the undreamed power of a silent mind is this: Since it never sinks […]

(Audio) Be the Living Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how every moment presents us with an opportunity to learn something new and valuable about ourselves. Click here to listen to “Be the Living Prayer”

The Quiet Beauty of Being Inwardly Balanced

posted by Guy Finley

The meditative life is not limited to sitting down someplace quietly, nor is it limited to someplace in time where we can control conditions so that we can experience something of a quiet mind. It can be said that meditation […]

Finding the Best Method of Meditation

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is meditation, and is there some “best” method for its practice? Answer: Real meditation is our willingness and work to be aware of what we are in relationship with within ourselves twenty-four hours a day. To answer what […]

What it Means to Give Our Lives to God

posted by Guy Finley

Question: It seems that nothing in my life has turned out the way I have prayed that it would. The sadness over my situation is overwhelming, even though I have tried my best to give all my failures over to […]

The Law of Reciprocal Divine Love

posted by Guy Finley

When, in our love for the Divine — either through prayer, contemplation or meditation –we give to that Light our praise or adoration –we are (in fact) graced by that Life in proportion to the amount of love we find […]

The Secret of Soul-Remembering

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever snapped at a family member? Have you ever fought over a parking place? Have you ever jumped up to make a phone call to straighten someone out? These are moments when you sell your soul. What you […]

A Summer Prayer

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Question: I suspect it’s a cycle of learning, but compared to last summer when I thought I finally “understood” it all, now I feel perfectly helpless. I’ve handed my self back to God. I suspect it’s time for more shaping, […]

(Audio) The Difference Between Just Living and Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the choice we have to either passively exist — having our lives lived for us — or to become conscious that we are actually alive and experience everything that comes with the […]

(Audio) The Truth About Temptation: A Short Lesson on the Lord’s Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how an entirely new kind of inner freedom can dawn within us when we begin to understand that the happiness that we have been searching for all along is actually waiting to be […]

Start Asking Life for Something New

posted by Guy Finley

If we receive from life what we’re asking for, which is always the case, maybe it isn’t so much that we’re unable to ask for the right and rescuing realities as it may be that we don’t know how to […]

Be Careful What You Pray For . . .

posted by Guy Finley

The following may shock you, and I hope it comes as just that. Everyone practices prayer twenty-four hours a day . . . only neither do they know they’re praying, nor do they know (and this is the real problem) […]

The True Task in Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

Rare are those of us who come to pray for a new self, because few reach the point where we say, and really mean, “Can you help me?” This is because it’s impossible to ask for a new self, for […]

The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

Waiting on God, the practice of ceaseless prayer, working at quiet mindfulness: none of these measures preclude being active in life; what is required of us is that our first action is stillness, followed by willingness to receive whatever we […]

(Audio) Learn to Wait on the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to use every moment to reach for what our heart of hearts longs for. Click here to listen to “Learn to Wait on the Divine”

Seven Silent Prayers That Turn Your Life Around

posted by Guy Finley

We are forever being pulled outward into the world of position, possession, pleasure, and away from any kind of inner experience. Prayer is intended to be the deliberate, conscious inner work to help turn us in an inward direction. The […]

Prayer in Action

posted by Guy Finley

The wise person’s prayer and action: that never a single hour, let alone a full day go by wherein not only do you remember your God, but that same moment of recollections do you collect yourself and offer all that […]

Soul-Transforming Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

In those times when we’re busy dreaming up the next plan, the next love, the next thrill, aren’t we really looking for a way to renew ourselves? Most of us experience “renewal” when some idea or a hope that we […]

Learn to Make the Greatest Wish of All

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The only way not to suffer the passage of those things in life that we love is to agree to their passing even as we take them into our heart. *** You can’t be fearful and have gratitude for life […]

A Hard Gift To Accept

posted by Guy Finley

Question: As a child and a younger person, my prayers were answered almost immediately. Now I’m supposed to be wiser, more mature, experienced, and it would appear as if my prayers take a longer time to be answered or manifested. […]

Let Go and Meditate

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When I sit down to meditate, thoughts crowd in, and I can’t seem to find a truly quiet moment. How am I ever going to change if I can’t even do this simple exercise? Answer: When you’re meditating, here’s […]

The Gift of Meditation

posted by Guy Finley

When you go outside on a beautiful day, do you step into the sunlight and try to enjoy the warmth, or isn’t the enjoyment inherent in the experience? Similarly, when you see a falcon fly amongst the trees, land, shake […]

Answering the Wish to Do God’s Will

posted by Guy Finley

There is always and only one answer — for all of us — when it comes to trying to do the will of God, however we feel the need: we must be true to our own heart, listen quietly for […]

(Audio) Let Truth Bring You To Tremble

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being revealed. Click here to listen to “Let Truth Bring You […]

Ask God to be in Charge of Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

There are two basic kinds of prayer. The first kind of prayer — the one most commonly understood and practiced — is when you are asking for what you want; when you are temporarily filled with — and renewed by […]

How to Pray

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Question: What is prayer and what’s the most effective way to pray? Should I be really be asking God for specific things? Answer: Take time, at least twice a day — though preferably as often as you possibly can — […]

The Secret Prayer that Renews Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

The kind of prayer most commonly understood and practiced is asking for what you want and being temporarily filled with — and renewed by — both the self making that request and the anticipation of what is requested. Examples of […]

Our Quiet Refuge of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

There is a refuge within us that God created when He made the human soul. Each of us has access to this refuge that holds the silence through which we come to know God and to be healed. Stillness is […]

(Audio) Asking is Receiving

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley speaks about how any real request for something higher is proof that there already exists a relationship to the very thing that we are wishing for.

Enter the Peaceable Kingdom of Now

posted by Guy Finley

Either we are at peace wherever we are — because this peace goes with us — or what we call our peace is a product of some pleasurable condition over which we have temporary command. In situations like the latter, […]

Take Time Alone

posted by Guy Finley

Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places  Without walls to wander  And time by itself . . . To see its own reflection.

Answering the Wish to Do God’s Will

posted by Guy Finley

There is always and only one answer — for all of us — when it comes to trying to do the will of God, however we feel the need: we must be true to our own heart, listen quietly for […]

(Audio) Let Truth Bring You to Tremble

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being revealed.

Dare to Slow Down Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Every person knows what it feels like to be carried off by an anxious state, so you decide: when some anxiety comes along and takes over your life, are you an awake, inwardly centered person or are you an unconscious, […]

Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life

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To sow spiritual seeds means that we do spiritual work. Spiritual work is always interior work first, even if, as a matter of course, this work becomes manifest through exterior action. What is this interior work by which we sow […]

Just Jump In

posted by Guy Finley

Life will fill Whatever you empty . . .   And whatever you fill,  Life will empty.  That’s the code; The hidden conduct of contentment  Wrapped in mystery,  Filled with contradiction.

How to Stop the World and Be Still

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. In one respect, everything about one’s spiritual life is so terribly simple. There is only one time and one way in which […]

(Audio) The Gift of Meditation

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself.

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