Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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(Audio) Getting Close to Being Spiritual

posted by Guy Finley

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.

The Courage to Stop Suffering Over Mistakes

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

(Audio) The Secret of Gentle Intolerance

posted by Guy Finley

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.

Stop Taking Part in the Continuity of Conflict

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

Previous Posts

The Development of True Peace
  It is a distinct stage in the development of the aspirant when -- rather than being easily distracted by some imagined consolation for his pain, or by concluding who is to blame for it -- his first and real preference in the moment is to increase his consciousness of his condition, and not

posted 3:00:43am Sep. 19, 2014 | read full post »

(Video) There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action
Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions which validate your image of being good. What is truly good has no self-reference -- it comes from pure action, which is a natural outcome of being present. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apyGb3NXhnQ[/youtube]

posted 3:00:10am Sep. 18, 2014 | read full post »

The Interior Action that Builds Character
The character of goodness, of compassion and kindness that we would like to reflect and express before our friends (and enemies), requires that we place “its” life before our own. And yet, when we agree to this interior action of self-sacrifice, not only is our life returned to us, but we find t

posted 3:00:29am Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Enter a World Where Goodness is Its Own Reward
Once we see it's impossible to please ourselves at the expense of the pain of someone else, we are released from the cycle of seeking a false comfort whose conflict compromises "winners" and "losers" alike. Only then are we free to enter a new world – above the opposites -- where goodness is its o

posted 3:00:17am Sep. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Step Into the Unknown
When, at times, the spiritual aspirant feels as though there's no reason to go on...because he can no longer believe in an imagined good somewhere ahead of him, he comes to what seems a complete dead end. And yet, it is exactly in this place that he must step through himself, and persist in the work

posted 3:00:32am Sep. 15, 2014 | read full post »


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