New possibilities in life are always opening up, moment to moment, but we usually miss seeing them because — in fearing the way in which they’ve been delivered — we either have our eyes closed, or are looking the other […]
Question: I have long been investigating my personal career goals and see how they contradict what I really love and wish to do. I have been guilty of pursuing money first, but after years of feeling like I haven’t really […]
Two construction workers, employed on the same high-rise job for many months now, are seated on a steel beam overlooking the city. It’s time for lunch and a little relaxation from the stress of the day. But every day since […]
Question: Recently I have been seeing some things about myself that are both startling and surprising. For instance, how silly it seems (now) to think that I could possibly know what is greater than myself without that same greatness inviting […]
You cannot do the work of starting life over and be busy reliving your past at the same time. Being new is a deliberate choice: it is an act of alignment that places you in conscious contact with a living […]
Just as winter yields to the onset of spring, as surely does the moon submit to the sun, so too are we created to give ourselves to that Greater Life that alone can make us evergreen and fill us with […]
Here for your consideration is a very common but false belief about what one must do or be in order to transcend the limitations in his or her life. Study this closely. See how its unquestioned, socially accepted convention serves […]
Most of us at least sense that whenever we fall into despair, lose our temper, or relive some past painful regret, we have lost possession of ourselves. To some extent we know that negative states limit our freedom because, in […]
Question: I’ve noticed that the more I hear people complain about their unwanted circumstances in life, the less likely they are to do anything to change them. It makes me wonder if I’m just as ungrateful and unwilling! Answer: You […]
What we need to succeed in the spiritual life is a heart that can see. Most people spend more time taking care of their physical bodies than their spiritual ones. They preoccupy themselves with insane appetites to try to keep […]
I can’t tell you how important it is for you to set your spiritual aim for self-freedom over and over, each day. Then, start over as though a whole new wind were at your back. If you will do this, […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we would rather hold onto old convictions that are connected to images that we have of ourselves rather than allow natural changes to take place as they are intended.
Since the present moment ceaselessly refreshes itself — so that all is ever-renewed in the now — there exists nothing in Reality with the power to hold us captive…
When we think about our lives, it is clear that we do the same things every day. We get ready in the morning. We eat a meal. Perhaps we go shopping. With such repetition, it’s no time at all before […]
Reality is renewal itself. This means that as we learn to surrender ourselves to the Source of Life that never stops starting over — so are we empowered to see that whatever seems a lost opportunity, is really the same […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean to allow every impression that touches your heart and mind to stir and change you as it is intended.
The true spiritual warrior starts life over, over and over again.
Question: I have felt and seen within a part of me that just seems to exist all on its own without thought. But am I missing something if I can’t stay conscious of it? Are the multitude battles I go […]
Spiritually speaking, the cost of starting over is not what we pay to achieve some desire of ours, but is in our willingness to let go of — to dare to live without — any desire we may have whose […]
The only reason we ever feel stuck between the proverbial “rock and a hard place” — unable to see a way to get out — is because we’ve forgotten this simple spiritual truth: There’s always another direction waiting to reveal […]
In order to let go of any painful past condition — so there is never again a moment where regret or sorrow is pulling us down — we must allow every movement, each unexpected event encountered, every thought and feeling […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley reveals some startling, live-changing facts about motivation that up until now have been hidden in plain sight. Part 1: Part 2:
Wherever you are in any given moment is exactly where you need to be in order to receive the lessons your soul has both requested and that it requires to outgrow its present set of circumstances.
Guy explains that one of the primary reasons why we don’t change is because there’s no space in our life. He shows how real change requires we agree to the stirrings and disturbances that are part of the full life. […]
Throw yourself into what the day asks of you, and let no thoughts of uncertainty delay your departure. For the only true way to answer the day is to sail into it, despite contrary winds, and let whatever unfolds teach […]
Question: I am taking the biggest risk of my life and am about to leave a longstanding job for a new home-business opportunity. There is quite a bit of fear in leaving the safety of the known for the unknown. […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the difference between merely thinking about spiritual ideas and the actual awareness of the truth of ourselves in the present moment. Click here to listen to “Liberate Yourself From Your Self”
Real life can no more act to pull us down than does the rising sun burden the spring flowers that wait to bathe in its nourishing light. *** Never believe in any negative thought or feeling that would have you […]
The greatest power you possess for succeeding in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose to start fresh. Nothing that stood in your way even a heartbeat before stands there now in […]
We all tell ourselves that we want a new life; we spend hours dreaming of the day when we are freed from self-limitations or otherwise self-compromising behaviors. In our minds we see ourselves walking away from destructive relationships with others, […]
During this time of the year it would be easier to stop the earth from spinning than to stop the surge of new life being awakened within her. Life is beginning again everywhere, and so can we, if we are […]
The fear we feel that we can’t succeed with starting life all over again is because our old nature wants us to believe that the path to a New Self requires we retrace our steps and fight our way back […]
Is the season we call the Fall “weak” because she forfeits a bit of herself with each dying leaf? Or should we consider the Summertime “strong” because she causes trees and vines to burgeon with fruit? Is the Winter, with […]
Question: I’ve tried to work but can’t get beyond a major depression. My home has been stolen from me by one of the banks that our government has bailed out, and my credit has been destroyed. Can I move forward? […]
Yes: “all good things must come to an end” — but this is only half the story: it’s equally true that what is Good in life is always beginning.
Reality is renewal itself. This means that as we learn to surrender ourselves to the Source of Life that never stops starting over — so are we empowered to see that whatever seems a lost opportunity, is really the same […]
Question: I often feel lazy when it comes to studies and become easily involved in playing videogames or watching movies. I know I must study, but various forces or voices compel me to procrastinate. I keep procrastinating and the day […]
Real Life is change itself, a ceaseless flow of creative forces expressed in ever-new forms. So, our inability to make a fresh start isn’t because Life refuses us what we need to succeed. The problem is this: before we can […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the ‘presence’ moment always gives us everything that we need in the moment that it is needed. Click here to listen to “Make Being in Presence Your First Priority”
Here are three new and true beginnings you can start with today that will put you in the right place for leaving old self-defeating choices behind you for good. 1. Each time you find yourself face to face with some […]
On the first of January each year, it is safe to say that billions of people make New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are one of these individuals who long to take control of their destiny: to be more kind, less […]
Question: Working to be more inwardly observant of myself has brought about invaluable changes in all areas of my life. However, just recently, I feel stuck in a comfort zone where I don’t want to do the work of seeing […]
Your true nature does not feel any compulsion to compare itself to anything. In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why any attempt to find an identity through comparison will always leave you feeling incomplete. Click here to listen to […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how every human being is meant to be a unique expression of the Intelligence of our Living Universe. Click here to listen to this podcast “Dare to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others” Talk notes: […]
QUESTION I am tired of suffering uselessly, and want to make a new wish for greater self-understanding. Are there any practical steps I can take to strengthen my wish? ANSWER It may not seem so at the time of a […]
We can be new now, if we’re first fed up inwardly with our old, false nature; and secondly if we’re willing to really let go of this nature as we understand what that means. That’s what our higher studies are […]
For every impulse, each movement in the expanding heavens, there is a gravity equal to it; for each light, each bit of love, there is a darkness, a resentment or regret. Our place, if we accept it, is to always […]
In this video blog by Guy Finley learn the higher benefit of discovering that the purpose of every relationship is to connect us to authentic growth through the understanding that who we have been, and what we have done in […]
QUESTION What is it in me that wants to re-live painful moments from my past, and what’s it going to take for me to break through to totally present living? Is there a way to live in the present so […]
QUESTION What is the best way to make up for past wrongs to others (betraying, lying, stealing, etc.)? ANSWER All of us have wronged others. Truth be known, until we wake up, we are all — in one form or […]
Perhaps you have heard the expression that God never gives you more than you can handle. And perhaps you wondered whether or not it was true. I’m now going to tell you why it’s the absolute truth. It’s the absolute […]
What is the nature of the Best in us? Where is this fearless nature to be found? What purpose does it fulfill in our lives? Let’s answer these questions one by one to help us begin to realize this still […]
In this video blog Guy Finley explains that awakening to the parts of us that are unconsciously set against the changes and movements of life holds within it the opportunity for true liberation from suffering.
QUESTION What is the source of the “blues,” and what is the most effective way to begin shaking it?
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true faith, born out of seeing the real need for a fearless life, can point the way toward an authentic, everlasting inner freedom.
QUESTION I am easily taken over by re-running unpleasant events in my mind. If I say something stupid to someone, I’ll hear it in my mind for days afterwards. I know this is crazy, but I just can’t seem to […]
Discover a whole new way to meet the storms of life in this video blog by Guy Finley. You’ll learn the true purpose of all psychological storms and how to use their power to refresh and renew your life.
Feeling sorry for yourself is not an action… anymore than reliving some old regret has the power to change your present nature. Struggle with yourself; reaching takes disturbing the one who rests; yet, as surely as a seedling breaks out […]
The perfectly present moment is both the seed of who you are and of your experience of now. And just as you can’t separate who you are from your experience of now, neither can you separate now from the real […]
There can be no starting place in our lives any truer than what our own awareness of the present moment permits. This friendly fact tells us that our life direction, our actual destiny, is determined by the level of our […]
In this video blog Guy Finley invites you to discover the constant refreshment of what is always beautiful and true by agreeing to be one with spirit of change itself.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how real relationship with the present moment requires both receptivity and letting go.
QUESTION Like so many others, every new year I begin with resolutions to make changes in my life, but by the end of the year (or much sooner) I find myself enmeshed in the same old patterns of habits and […]
QUESTION What is the most important question that entrepreneurs should be asking themselves/their companies in the coming year?
QUESTION I get e-mails from all the top gurus on abundant living, but I am confused by so many different techniques. I have been trying to “manifest” for over two years, and nothing! I don’t know who or what to […]
Now is the Holiday; there is no other time of birth, of sacrifice, or of rebirth. To look for reconciliation outside of what the Divine reveals within you in “each” Presence moment is to look in the wrong place, for […]
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, […]
We’re coming into a time of the year when certain conditions of the human consciousness glare. This time of the year is intended to be the happiest time of the year according to popular culture, but for most it’s not […]
QUESTION When do you know that you have truly forgiven someone? Although I have forgiven someone and myself, the pain still comes back at times.
Receive spiritual encouragement in this video blog by Guy Finley. Discover how to reach for what is true in times of trial and let the light of higher awareness act for you.
Following are three short key lessons. Use their insights to help free yourself from the self-inflicted punishment of complaining. Until we become conscious of how many more times a day we complain about our life than we feel gratitude for […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that true self-command becomes possible when we begin to consciously interrupt the momentum of the unconscious nature that is presently in control of our lives.
QUESTION I am bogged down in a financial and personal morass created by extremely poor decisions and excesses in the past. I fear that the whole mess makes it impossible now to absorb and realize the truths that can transform […]
Find out how to assume the proper spiritual attitude that won’t leave you “hanging” in a moment of need in this new video blog by Guy Finley.
Everyone wonders whether or not there is one Great Secret for truly successful living. There is. And it is not a secret. It has been quietly, steadily telling itself right in front of us all along. We just couldn’t hear […]
QUESTION Every year at this time I get ill. I don’t understand the lesson I need to learn. Try as I might, I can remember nothing from the past that would have set off such a pattern. Do I need […]
Two men stroll down a leaf-covered wood lot path on a clear, brisk autumn morning. Jeff and Mark have been friends for years. They enjoy their Saturday morning walks and talks together. Yet, something’s different about Mark today. Jeff senses […]
One good reason to slow down and watch the fall leaves turn color is because if you’ll slow down — just enough to do that — you will change too.
QUESTION I get so easily confused these days as I wrestle with all the ways one hears about how to handle difficult people. No one approach seems to apply or work with everyone. It seems I can only repeat solutions […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explores how a true spiritual warrior is not someone who imagines future victories to come, but is the individual who is willing to step onto the battlefield and meet what he or she must.
If only I could remember you …What couldn’t I do?
Though few understand the truth of the following, freedom is (always) a question of possibilities. Prisons, of any kind, strip away our possibilities. For example, (an inmate) has lost the simple freedom to just wander where he wishes, outside in […]
Every once in awhile, we have the great fortune of perceiving a moment of such astonishing beauty, or harmony, that we lose ourselves within it. But what is far more amazing than any such vision is this breathtaking fact: were […]
When we do finally learn the lesson, it isn’t that the lesson wasn’t always there, but that somehow we had been looking somewhere else. All of our lessons are never not evident… what’s missing is something in us that is […]
The first purpose of the food we eat is to provide us with the best possible fuel needed for our interior and exterior work. The second purpose of food is to remind us that whatever we’re given to nourish ourselves […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can use everything that we encounter in our relationships with others to change ourselves.
Regardless of how one may feel in any given moment, real life can present no task before us for which we are “inadequate.”
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a real spiritual life becomes possible for us when we begin to act on what we know is true.
There is a very surprising reason why we tend to suffer over our mistakes as we do. The real source of our pain in these moments –whether we’re alone or with others — is the fear of being seen as […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley describes a new kind of interior, conscious resolve in which a person ceases to tolerate the deceptive demands of negative states.
What’s vital to remember about the tragedy of September 11th is that the only thing that can keep it from happening again is for people not to respond in the same way as they always have when hatred raises its […]
There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever. After all, if anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to deliver us to a place or time where […]
In this video blog by Guy Finley discover how working to understand your own inner life is the same as transcending who and what you have been in favor of higher awareness, revelation, and a truly fearless life.
In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how you can start enjoying every moment your life, no matter what it is that you have to do.
At least twice a month I receive an email or letter telling me how much anger and hatred the person is feeling towards someone who betrayed them in some way…and asking how on earth can it be possible to live […]
It’s a little known secret that our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment. We may deny this unsettling truth but, when it comes to what we […]
It is never too late to change one’s life. Never. In fact, the only thing that wants us to believe that all has been for naught is the un-reconciled negative nature that needs us to continue serving it with feelings […]
QUESTION What’s wrong with knowing that someone or something outside of me is responsible for making me feel unhappy?
What does it mean to put the truth first and foremost in one’s life? And why should one even try to do this, when it’s so much easier to just continue doing what one wants to do for oneself before […]
Preparation, hard work, is part of perfecting whatever you’ve imagined you want to attain in this world. But there is a world beyond anything we can imagine; (it is) an intelligent presence, a “place” of powers and principles whose self-obliterating […]
Have you ever heard yourself say, “What in the name of heaven was that all about?” and you were asking yourself what you had just done? Or along the same lines, “What on earth was I thinking?” when it became […]
Never run from any blow that life brings to you . . .for within you dwells a yet unknown Character whose Celestial Nature is to whatever may assail you as is the native element of gold to the mallet of […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how being true to ourselves is the same thing as not resisting what life brings to us.
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.
Learn how agreement can be the key to understanding in every moment. In this video blog by Guy Finley he reveals how disagreement prevents true learning, and continues the conflict with the lessons that life brings. To agree with life […]
Here is how to receive a gift from Life greater than can be told: never again give to another person any thought or feeling that you wouldn’t want to keep for yourself. To help you consider this lesson more deeply, […]
We must learn to wish for whatever life brings us, for there is no other way to earn the kind of unshakable gratitude that lets us live with grace. The only way a man or woman will ever know a […]
Discover how to use interior storms to develop an unshakeable understanding of the cycles of life and our true relationship with them. In this video blog by Guy Finley he explains that in the grand scheme of things every movement […]
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.
Always strive to remember that there is neither one thing practical, nor wise, about any state-of-self that punishes you; even when, as in the case of anxiety, it sweetly promises to release you once you’ve done its bidding. So, regardless […]
Learn about the true nature of self-correction in this video blog by Guy Finley. He explains that being hard on ourselves actually inhibits our ability to learn and grow in the moments when we find we’ve missed the mark, despite […]
When the small child cries out for fear of what his pregnant imagination is showing him to be lurking in a corner of his darkened room, the wise parent turns on the light and shows the child there is no […]